Daily Caller: NPR Host Lisa Simeone Is Occupy DC Spokeswoman
Posted by P.J. Salvatore Oct 19th 2011 at 10:15 am in NPR, journalism, media bias | Comments (22)
Matthew Boyle at Daily Caller:
National Public Radio host Lisa Simeone appears to be breaking the taxpayer-subsidized network’s ethics rules by acting as a spokeswoman for Occupy D.C. group “October 2011,” which is currently “occupying” Freedom Plaza in Washington, D.C.
Simeone hosts NPR’s nationally syndicated “World of Opera” program and “SoundPrint,” a program that airs on NPR’s WAMU affiliate at American University in Washington, D.C.
When Roll Call asked Simeone about the conflict of interest and the apparent ethics violations, she replied, “Well, I work in radio still, but this is totally different” because she says she’s a “freelancer.”
NPR’s ethics policy for journalists forbids them from “engag[ing] in public relations work, paid or unpaid.”