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NPR Executive Editor Dick Meyer denies any connection between his request that political correspondent Mara Liasson reconsider her appearances on the Fox News channel and the White House’s recent campaign to discredit the cable outlet as a mouthpiece of the Republican Party. “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,” Meyer wrote in an email to NPR Ombudsman Alicia Shepard. “Any suggestion to the contrary is simply false.” The suggestion, put forward yesterday in an anonymously sourced story by Politico, has stirred up the blogosphere and generated 142 emails to NPR in roughly 24 hours, according Shepard.