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NPR Exec: WH Not Involved with Liasson Conversation

The NPR ombudsman, Alicia Shepard, discusses the kind of feedback she’s received regarding yesterday’s story about Mara Liasson, who was asked to reconsider appearing on Fox News. She also has this comment from Dick Meyer, one of the NPR execs who spoke to Liasson:

“NPR has not had any communication of any kind with the White House regarding the status of any of our reporters or their work for anyone outside of NPR,” said Dick Meyer, executive editor for news, in an email. “Any suggestion to the contrary is simply false. Internal discussions about the application of NPR policy to each NPR reporter are just that, internal discussions. That is why we do not comment on them publicly.”

(h/t Politico)

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