Tuesday, March 8, 2011

The sadly obligatory NPR exec makes an ass of himself post

If you're short on time, here's the condensed version of what happened with the undercover tape made of the NPR fund-raising exec.

For the long form of the video, go here.

We'll cover some of the highlights:

Schiller: "The current Republican party, particularly the tea party is fanatically involved in people's personal lives and fundamental Christian - I wouldn't even call it Christian - It's this weird evangelical kind of move(ment)"
The guy could not be more wrong. It's as if he's regurgitating MSNBC talking points. One of the central fights of the tea party has been to get people, in this case, the government out of people's personal business (see: ObamaCare). Also, the movement is currently involved in an internecine squabble over what emphasis to put on and tactics to employ regarding social issues - hardly what you would expect of a political entity overrun by a bunch of weird, snake-handling Evangelicals. Not that there's anything wrong with snake-handling. We've got a soft spot in our hearts for Appalachian Pentecostals.

But dude was just getting warmed up:

"radical", "racist", "Islamaphobic", "xenophobic", "white", "middle-America", "gun-toting" and a couple more "racist" just to make sure the liberal-Left pejorative tool box had been completely emptied.

Then, then, he takes his NPR hat off to tell us what's really on his mind by claiming that Republicans are anti-intellectual.

At this point, it's becoming almost unbearable to watch as the guy is a caricature of a pointy-headed, northeastern elitist. And they whine about stereotypes.

They get him in nodding tacit assent to the pro-forma "Zionists control the media" clap-trap before arriving at the money quote regarding federal funding of NPR. At 6:00:

"...we would be better off in the long-run without federal funding."

Good night, now!

That's a wrap - that's all we needed to hear.

We know it's only $90 mil a year but it would be so much fun. At 10% a year coming from federal funding, it wouldn't be like NPR would go away without it - they have too many rich friends that could surely make up the shortfall with contributions out of their back pocket.

Picture it: Bake sales for NPR outside the Grammys, Emmys and Oscars.



Harrison said...

I read about this earlier today. Talk about horrible stuff. There should be hearing on this type of crap.

Mutnodjmet said...

Charles, his lovely girlfriend, and I had a run-in with an NPR elitist at an event that we were invited as members of the Tea Party. The NPR twerp basically said we were racists. At that point, I wanted to rip out his liver, so Charles had a chat with the man. Later on that evening, I was able to get up on stage and announce that this SCTRC co-founder was a Catholic Democrat. Imagine their surprise.

steve said...

If you have a hearing, start with an unedited tape.