(January 14, 1944- )
Legal Affairs Correspondent for NPR (1975- )
Wrote for 'The New York Times Magazine,' 'The Harvard Law Review,' 'The Christian Science Monitor,' 'Parade Magazine' and 'New York Magazine'
Why she might be annoying
She's a college dropout.
Conservatives accuse her of liberal bias about abortion and many other issues.
Many people feel her coverage of Clarence Thomas' Supreme Court nomination was overly negative and personal.
She once 'joked' that God should give Jesse Helms AIDS for opposing research into the disease.
When an army general said the war on terror was 'a Christian crusade against Muslims,' she said: 'I hope he's not long for this world.'
Why she might not be annoying
She is one of the most popular reporters on NPR.
'Newsweek' called her the network's 'creme de la creme.'
Despite her lack of education, she's considered one of the best legal reporters in the country.
She is well spoken, and communicates complex legal ideas in clear language.
She's won many awards.
She is credited with breaking the Clarence Thomas/Anita Hill story.
She was the only reporter to interview Hill during the scandal.
She says: 'Whether liberals or conservatives like or dislike [my work] is of no importance to me whatsoever.'
Credit: Wieland Kalligaro
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Year In Review:
In 2016, Out of 4 Votes: 100% Annoying
In 2015, Out of 10 Votes: 30.0% Annoying
In 2014, Out of 20 Votes: 55.00% Annoying
In 2013, Out of 23 Votes: 60.87% Annoying
In 2012, Out of 169 Votes: 80.47% Annoying
In 2011, Out of 140 Votes: 83.57% Annoying
In 2010, Out of 69 Votes: 68.12% Annoying
In 2009, Out of 101 Votes: 68.32% Annoying
In 2008, Out of 302 Votes: 55.96% Annoying
In 2007, Out of 79 Votes: 64.56% Annoying
In 2006, Out of 210 Votes: 48.57% Annoying
In 2005, Out of 272 Votes: 52.94% Annoying
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