New Project Veritas video from James O’Keefe highlighting more head-banging stupidity from an NPR executive. Specifically, we’re talking about Betsy Liley who is the senior director of Institutional giving. We’ve got more than 44 minutes of audio to go through here.
Jim’s asked me to post on this story since it’s being discussed on the air today. Below the fold is the video and links to relevant stories on the topic.
The headline probably should read “Cartoon characters hold Capital press conference – beg for lives” or something. I’m not talking about the fuzzy red guy or the big yellow bird.
News analysts at NPR – we are told – are held at a different ethical standard because they are news analysts and not commentators. I’m not sure what the difference between a news analyst, reporter or a correspondent is, but I think I know a commentator when I see one.
Juan Williams was on the O’Reilly Factor (Fox News) on Monday night and said the following in response to a question by Bill O’Reilly. Within 48 hours, his contract with NPR was nixed. He was canned.
Nice NPR. Juan Williams, hardly a bigot, always entertaining and often provocative gets fired because he says he gets nervous on a plane when he sees Muslims board in traditional dress? Juan, welcome to the iron fisted world of the lefties. Entry question. How long before Juan becomes a conservative, or at least libertarian? Read more
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.