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NPR CAUGHT! Taxpayer-Funded Channel Won’t Conduct THESE Interviews!
By Kathy Shaidle|November 21, 2016

Maybe National Public Radio needs to change its name.

The “radio” part is accurate, but seems like “public” and “national” are kind of off when the station is determined to prevent a diversity of voices?

NPR is partially funded by taxpayer dollars, but they only try to appeal to elite, “blue state” Americans. This has been common knowledge for a long time, but now they’re not even trying to hide it.

Breitbart News reports:

National Public Radio ombudsman/public editor Elizabeth Jensen has recommended that the taxpayer-funded radio news service bar future live interviews of conservatives who may have controversial views, following an interview on Nov. 16 with Breitbart News’ Joel B. Pollak.

Pollak, who serves as Breitbart’s Senior Editor-at-Large and In-house Counsel, defended its Executive Chairman Stephen K. Bannon from false and defamatory claims of antisemitism and “white nationalism. (…)

In her response, “Listeners: Two Recent Interviews Are ‘Normalizing Hate Speech’,” Jensen concluded that the live format had allowed Pollak to get the better of host Steve Inskeep.

Jensen’s memo went on to insist that more “contextualizing” was needed on NPR shows. This seems to mean making connections that don’t exist. In this particular instance, this involves calling everyone they don’t like a “white nationalist,” including Pollak, who is an observant Jew.

Wouldn’t it be fun if Trump dialed down funding for NPR? Sure, the left would squawk about censorship, but if the message of this station is so vital and popular, why can’t it be self-supporting?

Credit: Breitbart

Kathy Shaidle
Kathy Shaidle started blogging in 2000, at RelapsedCatholic. In 2007, she set up FiveFeetOfFury as the new home for her irreverent rants. Her books include The Tyranny of Nice (a Conservative Book Club selection), Confessions of a Failed Slut, and the forthcoming Society of Losers. Shaidle is a weekly columnist for Taki’s Magazine. “Kathy Shaidle is one of the great virtuoso polemicists of our day: If the human rights racketeers get their way, she’ll be unpublishable in her own country. But, in the end, that’s a reflection not on her but on them.” — Mark Steyn, from his introduction to her book The Tyranny of Nice
Kathy Shaidle started blogging in 2000, at RelapsedCatholic. In 2007, she set up FiveFeetOfFury as the new home for her irreverent rants. Her books include The Tyranny of Nice (a Conservative Book Club selection), Confessions of a Failed Slut, and the forthcoming Society of Losers. Shaidle is a weekly columnist for Taki’s Magazine. “Kathy Shaidle is one of the great virtuoso polemicists of our day: If the human rights racketeers get their way, she’ll be unpublishable in her own country. But, in the end, that’s a reflection not on her but on them.” — Mark Steyn, from his introduction to her book The Tyranny of Nice
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