Wednesday, April 13, 2011

NPR Station Suspends Planned Parenthood Radio Spots

LA Times:  NPR Station in LA Suspends Planned Parenthood Spots, by Jon Wiener:

Radio One of two NPR stations in the Los Angeles area, KPCC-FM, suspended its regularly-scheduled Planned Parenthood spots on Friday, in response to Republican demands that Congress eliminate federal funding for the family planning group.

Program Director Craig Curtis explained in a Friday memo to staff members, “given that the budget debate in congress is focusing today on abortion in general and Planned Parenthood by extension,” running the spots “might raise questions in the mind of the “reasonable listener” regarding our editorial and sales practices.”

A “reasonable listener” might now have questions about the journalistic integrity of the station. . . .

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