Is Nina Totenberg Next?
NPR's legal affairs correspondent frequently expresses her pro-Democratic opinion.
5:17 PM, Oct 21, 2010 • By STEPHEN F. HAYES
So should Totenberg be fired to expressing these controversial opinions? I don’t think so. But she is, according her bio on the website, “NPR’s award-winning legal-affairs correspondent.” Williams was a “news analyst” – a title that suggests he might go beyond mere reportage.
So if NPR’s Schiller manages to keep her job after questioning Williams’s sanity, she should have to answer a very basic question: Why is it unacceptable for an NPR news analyst to express his views but entirely appropriate for an NPR reporter to express hers?
The answer is obvious: It’s Fox.
One final note: Nina Totenberg’s NPR bio proudly touts her work as a panelist on “Inside Washington,” a favorite venue for expressing her controversial views. NPR’s bio of national political correspondent Mara Liasson, a Fox News contributor who rarely expresses her opinion, makes no mention of her work for Fox.