Elise Stefanik slams ‘sexist’ taxpayer-funded NPR affiliate for lying to readers
Republican Conference Speaker Elise Stefanik (NY) on Thursday slammed a taxpayer-funded “sexist” NPR affiliate for lying to readers about Hunter Biden’s laptop story and his treatment of the Department of Justice to parents concerned about critical race theory.
NCPR, a taxpayer-funded public radio station serving upstate New York, was condemned by Stefanik after the affiliate’s Emily Russell published an article Wednesday claiming the congresswoman falsely suggested that the The administrative state is armed against the taxpayers and is not accountable to the voters.
Russell’s article was in response to Stefanik’s speech on Saturday in which the congresswoman called President Joe Biden’s administrative state “corrupt.” Stefanik is a member of the House Weapons Subcommittee which seeks to hold the DOJ and FBI accountable for their political weaponization against the American people.
“We exposed the corrupt and complicit mainstream media,” Stefanik said on Saturday. “America Sees Joe Biden’s Corrupt DOJ and FBI Fully Armed as They Label Parents Domestic Terrorists.”
A senior Stefanik adviser, Alex DeGrasse, ripped Russell and his outlet for carrying out “sexist” attacks on the MP while “lying” to her readers.
“Taxpayer-funded disinformation outlet NCPR caught illegally sending emails supporting Democratic candidates continues its bizarre sexist obsession with lying about Elise Stefanik,” DeGrasse told Breitbart News .
“It is of greater concern that they are actively lying to NY-21 readers about the Hunter Biden laptop story and that the DOJ is wrongly targeting parents as domestic terrorists,” he said. declared.
“We need to defund NCPR, and we will,” DeGrasse added.
Shocking that @EmilyRussellADK And @ncpr get another story wrong @Elise Stefanik.
The DOJ called the parents domestic terrorists.
The FBI paid Twitter $3 million to remove stories.
Defund NCPR. https://t.co/ty6WKRBk4k pic.twitter.com/Sq5CYwGrjZ
— Elise War Room (@EliseWarRoom) March 8, 2023
Journalists affiliated with NPR and NCPR appear to have a history of false and inflammatory journalism. In October, NCPR’s David Sommerstein suggested that Stefanik was responsible for the attack on Rep. Nancy Pelosi’s husband, Paul.
“@Rep Stefanik denounces violent political acts. But his daily rhetoric can help. An important thread of @zdhirsch who has been reporting on Stefanik all year for @ncpr”, Sommerstein tweeted.
Stefanik pushed back against the accusation and noted that the NCPR never mentioned how Democratic rhetoric might have influenced Rep. Steve Scalise’s (R-LA) shooting, never reporting Rep. Maxine Water’s (D-CA) comments. ) on how citizens should relate to Trump administration officials.
In 2021, NPR published false claims in a book review of Hunter Biden’s memoir that his laptop was Russian disinformation. He has since issued a correction, referencing the now debunked policy story from October 19, 2020, which used “dozens of former intelligence officials” to push a false and misleading narrative about the origins of Hunter’s laptop.
“A previous version of this story indicated that US intelligence had discredited the laptop story. US intelligence officials have made no statement to this effect,” the correction read.
The attacks against Stefanik comes as Biden recently attempted to give the establishment media grants worth more than $1 billion via an omnibus bill.
In Section 407 of the 2022 bill, Biden asked taxpayers to donate more than $500 million to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) and $600 million for public media system infrastructure. According to CPB’s website, the entity is “the steward of the federal government’s investment in public media and supports the operations of nearly 1,500 locally owned and operated public television and radio stations.”
Among the networks that are under the CPB umbrella is NPR, which has more than 260 member stations in the country that distributes to approximately 1,000 stations nationwide.
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