NPR: Staying off the enemies list

The graphic on the front page is from Hot Air. Designed by one of their readers, they’re using it to help identify those news outlets that have earned the official White House News seal of approval … and its my guess NPR has just retained that designation. Courtesy of Hot Air picks

Apparently NPR reporter Ken Rudin described Obama’s war on Fox News as Nixonian. Hardly  news making, considering Lemar Alexander, Karl Rove and Mike Huckabee already beat him to the punch. But I digress. This, remember, is NPR … and it is the official government funded station of … well …  the government soooooooooooooo, Rudman was forced to apologize!

Reaction from the NPR audience was negative, and within 24 hours, Rudin was in backtrack mode. “I made a boneheaded mistake yesterday,” Rudin wrote on his NPR blog. “Comparing the tactics of the Nixon administration — which bugged and intimidated and harrassed [sic] journalists — to that of the Obama administration was foolish, facile, ridiculous and, ultimately, embarrassing to me. I should have known better and, in fact, I do know better. I was around during the Nixon years. I am fully cognizant of what they did and attempted to do.”

Read the whole column, it’s a hoot. Normally this is where I would insert a bwahahahaha. But not this time. This is just embarrassing.

The graphic comes from one of the readers at Hot Air … outstanding … go here to see the full pic. Hey, why an’t our artists draw cool stuff like this. All rights are reserved and belong to Hot Air.

3 replies
  1. Dimsdale
    Dimsdale says:

    Clearly, someone (the White House, no doubt) has a firm grip on Ken Rudin's "testicular fortitude".

     

    He's going to walk funny for weeks…

  2. donh
    donh says:

    Rudin calls Obama's war on Fox news "Nixonian", and he has to make an immediate forced apology….."Comparing the tactics of the Nixon administration — which bugged and intimidated and harrassed [sic] journalists — to that of the Obama administration was foolish". Having to make this forced apology after being bugged, intimidated and harassed by his listeners who for the most part are government employees… Seems to me this  apology only proves conclusively Rudin's original Nixonian assessment.  So many cowards and so little time.

  3. Dimsdale
    Dimsdale says:

    It just occurred to me: how is the liberal socialist drive to destroy conservative talk radio any different than Nazi book burning?  Or persecution of the Jews?

     

    It is one thing to call conservatives "Nazis", but it is far more telling when the liberals insist on acting like them.

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