Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Fop Flop: NPR Spinning, Schiller Canned

Mr Schiller, pinky carefully elevated, foppishly opines on the TEA Party:

“radical, racist, Islamaphobic, Tea Party people,” Schiller says, they’re “not just Islamaphobic, but really xenophobic, I mean basically they are, they believe in sort of white, middle-America gun-toting. I mean, it’s scary. They’re seriously racist, racist people.”

Juan Williams tells Hannity that Schiller 'is demolishing the brand' of NPR.

Maybe. If one pays attention to the local NPR broadcasts and transcripts, it is not clear at all that NPR's 'journalism' is even remotely 'balanced.' It is commonplace to read or hear half, or less than half, of the story.

NPR, now facing a $400Million cut in its revenues, went into panic.

The comments contained in the video released today are contrary to everything we stand for, and we completely disavow the views expressed. NPR is fair and open minded about the people we cover.

Not true. Schiller expressed the weltanschuung of NPR management. Maybe he exceeded the NPR norm by 10%. But in an organization as highly politicized as NPR management, he fits right in.

If you don't believe that, ask Juan Williams.


Tim Morrissey said...

NPR is just as "fair and balanced" as Fox News, although you'd never get a lefty to acknowledge it.

Extra points for using the great German word "weltanschauung" (you missed the "a" before the two "u's"), usually translated as "world view". NPR's world view is as far to the left as FNC's world view is to the right.

Good points, Dad29.

Dad29 said...

Yah, well, wait until YOU get this old and try to maintain 65 WPM typing, smarty.