NPR defends embattled CEO against ‘bad faith attack’ as critics unearth her far-left social media posts

NPR on Wednesday called embattled chief executive Katherine Marr “blatantly intentional” as her old social media posts continue to circulate online for exposing her personal left-wing ideology. defended against “online perpetrators with criminal offenses”.

The seemingly endless social media messages posted by Maher before he ran NPR have been unearthed in recent days by NPR critics, including Christopher Rufo, a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute.

Ma, who served as CEO of Web Summit and the Wikimedia Foundation before taking over NPR last month, regularly shares liberal talking points and criticizes Donald Trump, but in 2016 he criticized Hillary Clinton. , showed support for Joe Biden in 2020. Many believe that a man with such overtly partisan views has followed in the footsteps of veteran editor Uli Berliner, who wrote a scathing piece detailing the organization’s “lack of viewpoint diversity” at NPR. While it feels like it could be an awkward thing to do, the organization chalked up the resurfaced tweets as “bad.” Faith” attacks.

An NPR spokesperson told FOX News Digital: “This was a malicious attack that followed a well-established strategy, with online actors working with a clear agenda to discredit independent news organizations. I’m doing it,” he said.

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Katherine Maher

NPR on Wednesday defended embattled CEO Katherine Maher against “online actors with blatant intentions.” (Harry Murphy/Web Summit Qatar Sports File via Getty Images)

“In this case, they resorted to digging up old tweets and making assumptions based on the new CEO’s resume,” the spokesperson continued. “Spending time on these charges is intended to undermine NPR’s mission of informing the American people and providing local information to communities across the country.”

Rufo also unearthed an old video in which Maher said the First Amendment makes it extremely difficult to censor “bad information.” However, much of the controversy surrounding her is the result of posts on X, the platform formerly known as Twitter.

Before taking over NPR, Maher basically tweeted whatever was on his mind. For example, she once detailed a dream she had while on a road trip with Kamala Harris where she was “competing nuts and baklava at a roadside stand,” after which she “woke up really hungry.” That’s what it means.

Some were more political.

Maher told X magazine in May 2020 that “looting is counterproductive,” but “it’s hard to be angry at protests that don’t prioritize private property of a system of oppression based on treating people’s ancestry as private property.” ” he wrote. In another post on the thread, Ma said property damage was “not something” Americans should be angry about.

In another post from 2020, Maher was seen wearing Biden as a presidential hat and said it was the “best part” of her effort to get votes.

“I can’t stop crying with relief,” she wrote after Biden’s victory.

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Katherine Mahers posts about the looting on social media

After NPR CEO and President Katherine Mahers addressed Uri Berliners’ concerns about NPR in a letter to staff, old tweets about looting and Hillary Clinton And support for Biden-Harris is resurfacing. ((Photo Credit: Rita Franca/NurPhoto via Getty Images), Screenshot/X/KatherineMaher)

Maher also took issue with Tom Cotton’s infamous 2020 New York Times op-ed, calling it “full of racist dog whistles.” She claimed it was based on “the false premise that the country is in a state of ‘anarchy'”.

Some of her older posts that have resurfaced refer to concerns about white privilege and “white silence.”

In June 2020, Maher declared, “White silence is complicity.”

“If you are white, today is the day to start a conversation in your community,” she continued.

Mr. Maher identified himself as a “nonaligned progressive” who supported Mr. Clinton in the 2016 election. However, Mr. Ma had some criticism of Mr. Clinton at the time, saying that the then-Democratic presidential candidate “did not use the words ‘boys and girls’ because it would erase the words of non-binary people.” I hope not.”

In Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony before the Supreme Court in 2018, she said, “I’m angry. Hot anger, slow anger, relentless anger. This anger is fuel that burns for a long time.” , will come back exponentially.” Sexual assault candidate Brett Kavanaugh.

Rufo appeared on Fox News on Tuesday to explain why he’s been busy promoting Maher’s old tweets.

“I spent the last day or two combing through her tweets and showing people exactly what she believes. It’s just incredible,” Rufo said on “Jesse Watters Prime Time.” It’s the most empty, left-wing propaganda imaginable.”

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Uli Berliner and Katherine Maher

Former NPR editor-in-chief Uli Berliner doesn’t think embattled CEO Katherine Maher is the right person for the job. (Left: (Photo Credit: JP Yim/WireImage) Right: (Photo Credit: Horacio Villalobos#Corbis/Getty Images))

“She has been doing this for years. She was a supporter of BLM, believed in the pseudoscience of white privilege, white fragility, and criticized her own whiteness,” he continued. Ta. “It’s like Mad Libs for left-wing women.”

In addition to a slew of old social media messages resurfacing, New Busters reported Wednesday that Maher had donated to Democratic candidates including Stacey Abrams. NPR did not immediately respond to a request for comment about her donation.

Mr. Berliner, who resigned after accusing NPR of liberal bias, believes Mr. Maher is not qualified for the job.

“We are now looking for leaders who will come together and bring more people into the tent and have a broader vision of what America is about,” Berliner said. told an NPR media reporter. David Folkenflick before he quit. And this seems to be the opposite.

Mr. Berliner also reprimanded Mr. Maher when he resigned.

“I am resigning from NPR, a great American institution where I have worked for 25 years. I do not support calls to defund NPR,” Berliner said in a statement published in X. For NPR to thrive and do important journalism. ”

“But I cannot work in a newsroom that is despised by a divisive new CEO that supports the very NPR issues I cited in my Free Press essay,” Berliner continued.