Katherine Maher Named C.E.O. of NPR

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Katherine Maher Named C.E.O. of NPR

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Re: Katherine Maher Named C.E.O. of NPR

Post by RetroidHooman » Sun Jan 28, 2024 10:37 am

This woman's resume could not make it more obvious she's a spook. Almost every natsec and foreign policy think tank you can think of shows up in her resume.
Extremely concerning that the board of Signal, a private messaging app, counts among her positions. It's open source, yes, but its anti-spam systems apparently aren't. Perhaps there's some backdoors in that closed code, who knows, I'm not qualified to scrutinize it.
I shouldn't even need to explain her Wikimedia board position, also extremely suspicious in light of her glowing background.

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Re: Katherine Maher Named C.E.O. of NPR

Post by ericbarbour » Tue Jan 30, 2024 1:25 am

RetroidHooman wrote:
Sun Jan 28, 2024 10:37 am
Extremely concerning that the board of Signal, a private messaging app, counts among her positions. It's open source, yes, but its anti-spam systems apparently aren't. Perhaps there's some backdoors in that closed code, who knows, I'm not qualified to scrutinize it.
You should see conspiracy freaks talking about Signal sometime--and they may be right. "Moxie Marlinspike" my ass.

https://github.com/signalapp/Signal-Android/issues/8974
https://slate.com/technology/2017/03/wi ... -mean.html
https://www.forbes.com/sites/thomasbrew ... d4c3476624
https://www.reddit.com/r/privacytoolsIO ... _backdoor/

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Re: Katherine Maher Named C.E.O. of NPR

Post by Kumioko » Tue Feb 13, 2024 10:28 am

Great, now she's working in my neighborhood. I wish she would have stayed in cali!

It only took her 2 years roughly to find a job. How qualified could she actually be?
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Re: Katherine Maher Named C.E.O. of NPR

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Kumioko wrote:
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It only took her 2 years roughly to find a job. How qualified could she actually be?
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Re: Katherine Maher Named C.E.O. of NPR

Post by ericbarbour » Tue Feb 13, 2024 7:34 pm

How qualified? I look at this, and think, "christ what a brown-nosing asshole".

But then it puts her on the board of the Sunlight Foundation, right next to Jimbo. Prince of the internet butt-nozzlers. And Larry Lessig, the god of internet butts to be nozzled.

Also, no one noticed the article about her mother. An obscure state senator who gets very nice positive treatment on Wikipedia. Because it was created by a very questionable account who has "PAID EDITING" dripping from every pore. And WMF trustee Rosiestep showed up an hour later to fix it. :dickbutt:

Katherine's little friends at Access Now are getting very similar treatment. Looks like an advertisement. Created by an SPA in 2011 who did nothing else on Wikipedia. (Who is he? He writes content for Access Now.) And later edited by another SPA. And another. And thence editwarred with copyrighted material from the Access Now website removed and replaced. 90% of the time, if you look into the histories of articles about WMF insiders and their "buddies", you see shit like this. "Less biased and more factual" hah. Spook Central.
curprev 02:42, 26 May 2021‎ Carneadesofcyrene talk contribs‎ 11,351 bytes +5,574‎ Added information on #KeepItOn dataset and additional citations. I also attempted to clean up the article overall, making it less biased and more factual. undo Tags: nowiki added
curprev 12:03, 22 May 2021‎ Diannaa talk contribs‎ 5,777 bytes −253‎ remove copyright content copied from https://dig.watch/actors/access-now
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curprev 11:58, 22 May 2021‎ Diannaa talk contribs‎ 6,923 bytes −1,078‎ remove copyright content copied fromhttps://www.accessnow.org/financials/
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That's why People Like Jimbo. He is willing to suck up to the rich and connected. And then they can control the Wikipedia content about themselves. Other professional suck-ups have succeeded him as WMF heads. That will be the story of the WMF until it finally collapses from sheer incompetence and corruption.
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Re: Katherine Maher Named C.E.O. of NPR

Post by ericbarbour » Tue Feb 13, 2024 8:10 pm

What, that isn't creepy enough for you?

Try looking thru the history of Moxie Marlinspike. Classic happy-talk BLP. Guaranteed to be COI edited.

Heaviest editor: an SPA.

"OMG it's just horrible how the US government treats him". Perhaps. But how would YOU know?

PS, the freak responsible for Katherine's mom's article really, really likes the Siepmann family. I wonder why.
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Re: Katherine Maher Named C.E.O. of NPR

Post by Cla68 » Tue Apr 16, 2024 6:54 pm

Maher has had an interesting start at NPR. A week ago, one of her senior editors published an essay criticizing his employer for engaging in shamelessly biased reporting:

https://www.thefp.com/p/npr-editor-how- ... icas-trust

Maher responded by blocking him for five days:

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news ... uing-bias/

Except, outside of Wikipedia they don't call it "blocking", it's "suspension without pay." It's funny that her first reaction to the sacrilege against her organization was the typical WP administrator reaction. No thought about the big picture, or self-reflection. Just, "Block!"

Her past social media posts are being brought to light in the wake of recent events:

https://twitchy.com/brettt/2024/04/15/c ... e-n2395129

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Re: Katherine Maher Named C.E.O. of NPR

Post by ericbarbour » Tue Apr 16, 2024 7:43 pm

Cla68 wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2024 6:54 pm
Maher has had an interesting start at NPR. A week ago, one of her senior editors published an essay criticizing his employer for engaging in shamelessly biased reporting:
https://www.thefp.com/p/npr-editor-how- ... icas-trust
Maher responded by blocking him for five days:
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news ... uing-bias/
Just classic American corporate paranoia. They hate "whistleblowers". Wikimedia didn't invent this routine, though they sometimes act as if they did. She saw Wales and his sick little buddies (plus uncounted hundreds of paid editors) get away with all kinds of abuses, and decided she could do the same.
Her past social media posts are being brought to light in the wake of recent events:
https://twitchy.com/brettt/2024/04/15/c ... e-n2395129
I expect no less from her. Whining about Trump is the new American pastime--unless you work for a conservative outlet, then whining about the whiners is the pastime. Whine whine whine. Is this how civil wars start?

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Re: Katherine Maher Named C.E.O. of NPR

Post by ericbarbour » Wed Apr 17, 2024 6:27 pm

And now......IT'S BLOWING UP IN KATHERINE'S FACE........OOPSIEDAISY

https://www.nytimes.com/2024/04/17/busi ... signs.html
https://www.wsj.com/business/media/npr- ... r-d5dda39c
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/npr-uri-be ... s-resigns/
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nat ... 355503007/


Quoting from NPR's own snivelling dismissive coverage of Berliner's essay last week, the diversity push was mostly the work of her predecessor:
A strategic emphasis on diversity and inclusion on the basis of race, ethnicity and sexual orientation, promoted by NPR's former CEO, John Lansing, has fed "the absence of viewpoint diversity," Berliner writes.
Keep Peter Principling your way upwards, Katherine! Make us laugh!

American journalism has ALWAYS generally tended toward the reactionary and corporate-friendly stance. No one remembers the way charming gentlemen like William Randolph Hearst or Henry Luce reported the news. They ran outright CRUEL and vile things, including some very racially bigoted comments, and called them "truth". (Most of that you can't read about on Wikipedia, because "ancient history" or "boring" or whatever. Or even maybe "I'm getting paid to write nice things about this long-dead tycoon", you get the idea.)

Truth is sometimes very ugly. A so-called "journalist" should at least attempt to put it down and get it published, popular or not. Anyone at NPR who repeats the "party line" and ignores actual facts is a bad journalist. And Katherine Maher is not a journalist at all--she's a whiny millennial walking stereotype who whined her way into the corner office. Have a nice day.

(Notice I never used the word "woke". Stupid fucking word anyway.)
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