In a way, the history of National Public Radio, now known simply as NPR, follows the slow, incremental creep of America toward socialism. Its very existence, in fact, serves as a milestone along the socialist path, since it was created by an act of government — the Public Broadcasting Act of 1967. The legislation was signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson, the liberal Democrat who beat conservative Republican Barry Goldwater in a crucial presidential race in 1964.
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NPR calls Washington ‘Chocolate City': Report focusing on racial make-up leaves bitter…
wnd ^ | 2/16/11 | Joe KovacsPosted on Wednesday, February 16, 2011 7:22:14 PM by Nachum
In the days following Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin came under fire for publicly saying he wanted to rebuild his city as a “Chocolate New Orleans.”Now, a report by National Public Radio is using similar terminology, calling the nation’s capital “chocolate,” but noting a change in its flavor.
The article, titled, “D.C., Long ‘Chocolate City,’ Becoming More Vanilla,” by Alex Kellogg, opens by stating: “For decades Washington, D.C., was known affectionately as ‘Chocolate City’ to many black Americans, because it was predominantly African-American.”Most big U.S. cities are getting browner as more blacks, Hispanics and Asians move in. Washington, by contrast, fell to just 53 percent black in 2009, down from a peak of 71 percent in 1970.
That’s partly because D.C. has quickly become one of the most expensive cities in America, and one of the only cities in the U.S. where property values continue to rise despite the economic downturn.
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National Public Radio’s firing of the talented and amiable Juan Williams for comments he made on Fox News about Muslims is outrageous, even disgusting. But it is not an aberration. It is emblematic of the “dictatorship of virtue” imposed on Americans by the country’s elites — many of them, like those at NPR, publicly funded but unaccountable to the American public. Judging from the response to Williams’s firing and the immediate extension of his multimillion dollar contract with Fox News, it looks like he will thrive.
But arrayed against the unchecked power of elite multiculturalism, now ensconced not only in Ivy League universities but in the White House as well, it is not at all clear that the country will.Americans of all political stripes appeared mystified by NPR’s firing of the highly regarded Williams after he gave Bill O’Reilly something resembling an honest if not completely innocuous rendering of his feelings about flying in airplanes nowadays: “But when I get on the plane, I’ve got to tell you, if I see people who are in Muslim garb and I think, you know, they are identifying themselves first and foremost as Muslims, I get worried. I get nervous.”The public’s bewilderment is easy to explain.
The takeover of our most prized institutions by the type of authoritarian multiculturalism exhibited by NPR took place quietly, over time, and out of the public eye. Multiculturalism began as the academic adjunct to the integrationist civil rights movement of the postwar decades, an attempt to correct the improper omission of underrepresented groups in American history. But its practitioners also reserved for democracy a place of special grandeur, the natural and logical culmination of humanity’s centuries-long struggle over the best way to govern.
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In my last column, Who Has The Crystal Ball, I questioned the existence of “the liberal media,” and I remarked that it would be interesting to know the manufacturer of the full body scanners and the company’s relationship to the US and Israeli governments.Might Is Right onepixel Might Is Right chertoffgroup
Might Is Right onepixel Conservative readers wrote to me saying that, as I had not mentioned National Public Radio, I had hidden “the liberal media” under the table. Another reader, well informed on the subject, told me about the full body scanner company and its relationship to the US and Israeli governments.Let’s begin with the latter.The full body scanners are manufactured by Rapiscan Systems, a firm represented by the Chertoff Group. The Chertoff Group is Michael Chertoff, a dual Israeli/US citizen appointed Secretary of Homeland Security in 2005 by Puppet President George W. Bush. The Transportation Security Administration TSA used Obama’s economic stimulus, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, to purchase 150 Rapiscan machines. Much larger purchases are in the works.Chertoff has been a federal judge on the US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and a federal prosecutor who convicted and destroyed the Arthur Andersen accounting firm, apparently illegally as the conviction was overturned by the US Supreme Court. But, of course, the firm and the careers of its employees were already destroyed by Chertoff.Chertoff was also appointed Assistant Attorney General of the Department of Justice by George W. Bush. Chertoff supervised the 9/11 investigation or non-investigation.Chertoff is also the co-author of the USA PATRIOT Act, a piece of fascist legislation that destroys American civil liberties.
Today Chertoff is using his government credentials to push full body scanners into American airports. A rights group, FlyersRights.org, has criticized Chertoff for abusing “the trust the public has placed in him as a former public servant to privately gain from the sale of full-body scanners.” http://www.boston.com/news/nation/washington/articles/2010/01/02/group_slams_chertoff_on_scanner_promotion/Chertoff’s mother, Livia, was an El Al Airlines hostess and according to some a Mossad agent see, for example, http://www.bollyn.com/michael-chertoffs-childhood-in-israel .Now let’s have a look at National Public Radio…
I’ve noticed a distinct change of attitude of Juan Williams AND Mara Liasson on the Fox Panel with Bret Baier.Juan’s scowling and head shaking are more obvious and often than before he was given a job by the Fox Network. Mara Liasson, at least, doesn’t ‘mug for the camera’ by comments by Steve Hayes and Charles Krauthammer but she has become more ‘edgy’ and more bias in her comments.
Both are wearing the ‘deer in headlights’ look in their eyes as if they are trapped in a stuck elevator with Rush Limbaugh and Sarah Pain.In my opinion, Juan has ‘buyer’s remorse‘ on his, way too generous, contract with Fox. He, undoubtably, has lost most of his friends and their respect in the liberal community and now is desperate for his old job at NPR. In my opinion, he and Mara are both pandering to George Soros and NPR, Mara wants to keep the gig and Juan wants back in.
If it wasn’t for Stephen Hayes and Charles Krauthammer strongly rebuking Juan’s and Mara’s liberal talking points, the show would almost be unwatchable.
Now let me get this straight: George Soros, Media Matters, and the White House, in some unclear capacity, have unveiled their master plan to destroy the right: isolate and nullify Fox News by getting people fired from NPR.NPR pink-slipped Juan Williams for the equivalent of stating that when he sees it’s raining out, he gets his umbrella. NPR president Vivian Schiller, evidently divining that disparaging fears of Muslim terrorists wouldn’t play well in a country that has suffered three serious terrorist attempts in a little over a year, added that this was merely the latest of a series of Williams outrages, but she produced no examples. Schiller now says that she “regrets” how the firing was handled.Obviously, there has to be another reason, and when we look around, we find none other than the Prog Twins, Soros and Obama. Not to forget David Brock…or is that the stupidest statement I ever typed? Obama has been having bad dreams about Fox, so Soros contributes a cool $1.8 million to NPR for the purpose of hiring one hundred investigative reporters to learn the truth about Bigfoot.
Another $1 mil went to Brock’s Media Matters for the purpose, I imagine, of mixing more mud to fling — they don’t do anything else. Then, as soon as the checks cleared, Williams finds himself out on the street.This is not a coincidence, comrades.
This is the Alinsky isolate-and-destroy method in textbook form.
A kindergarten textbook, granted — the idea appears to be to prevent any further liberal contact with Fox, limiting the network to unbalanced right-wing voices, and then to sit back and wait for an aroused public to march on the Fox offices with pitchforks and torches.
Don’t cry for Juan Williams.Lurking ahead are probably a seven-figure book deal, larger speaking fees, and loads more face time on television. NPR fired him, reconfirming the organization as a taxpayer-supported bastion of biased liberalism masquerading as “nonpartisan.”
So it’s all good.Williams, as liberals go, comes across as more reasonable than most. He wasn’t always like that. Years of getting his leftist butt kicked at the Fox round table by the likes of quick minds such as William Kristol, Brit Hume and the brilliant Charles Krauthammer made Williams more sensible.
He raised his game, which meant fewer silly emotional arguments and a more nuanced, if still often wrongheaded, criticism of “the right.”Williams got Krauthammered — almost on a daily basis. The intellectual firepower was so one-sided that if the Krauthammer-Williams exchanges had been prizefights, Nevada wouldn’t have licensed them.
So Williams moved toward the center.
In my opinion, today’s journalists, pamphleteers, town criers, etc. are the so-called unprofessional bloggers, etc. calling it as they see it, like it is, and so on… The scum, e.g. politicians, professionals, men/? of letters, merchants, etc. are, I digress, scum…Semper Fidelis3 posted on Wednesday, October 27, 2010 10:08:27 AM by gunnyg WE ARE BEHIND “ENEMY WITHIN” LINES, SURROUNDED, Our ‘Novembers’ Are Gone,,,So Few Can “grok” It.
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Today I received a plea for help from the Tawakoni Area TEA Party.
They have a Mayor that is out of control and hates the TEA Party too.
He has fired 2 long time officers for no other apparent reason than the simple fact that they belong to the local TEA Party chapter.West Tawakoni is a small town in East Texas, they don’t have a lot of TEA Party members and I am not sure how well connected to the media they are, but I know how connected I am, and I know that I have friends in the powerful, and LARGE Dallas TEA Party.
I an certain that they will want to get involved in this.This has been sent to Drudge, Breitbart, FOX and Friends, several local media here in the Dallas area, but I can’t stress this enough, the MEDIA needs to get ALL OVER this one. If you have ANY contacts in the media, send this to them.
The media, and most of Conservative America got their knickers in a twist over Juan Williams being fired by NPR, a case that was, in MY opinion, a libber reaping what he had sown, but if Conservative America can get involved and outraged over that, what will their reaction to this be?I sincerely hope it’s not one of apathy.
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Please, feel free to forward this to your email list and to ALL media that you may have contact with! It is that important!From Lake Tawakoni Area TEA Party News
One of the most striking things about this year’s political discourse as if name-calling and wild accusations can be dignified with such a term is that what used to be considered traditional and commonplace thinking is now labeled as extremism and bigotry.
A few examples:If you believe that the U.S. Constitution means only what it actually says, you are an extremist who ought to be wearing a powdered wig.If you believe that marriage is exclusively the union of one man and one woman, you are a homophobe and a bigot.
If you think people should not be allowed to break into our country illegally, then get free education, health care and jobs and to march in our streets to protest the violation of their “rights,” you are a racist, a xenophobe, and your state should be boycotted.
If you have misgivings about the morality of abortion, or any doubts about the absolute right of a mother to kill her unborn child, you are a religious fanatic, an anti-feminist, and probably a right-wing Catholic.If you admit to having some queasy feeling when boarding an airplane with people dressed in Muslim garb – you are not only a bigot but you are FIRED – if you work for National Public Radio or probably any other institution aligned with the cultural/political Left in this country.
If you watch Fox News, you are a freakin’ @#XX!&mf2!!!If you doubt any of the above is true, a close look at the TV commercials being run by the likes of Sen. Harry Reid, Barbara Boxer, Patty Murray or many of the other endangered Democratic incumbents running scared this election year will prove my point.
Anyone who does not totally buy into the “progressive” agenda and orthodoxy of politically correct, left-leaning Democratic Party is, by definition, “extreme” if not outright bigoted or “crazy” as Reid has labeled his opponent, Sharron Angle…
Rep. Keith Ellison D-Minn. appeared on the Ed Schultz show and said Juan Williams is ‘Un-American’ and people like him contribute to ‘profiling and harassing Americans’ for his comments last week on Muslim airline passengers. Schultz agreed and said the Congressman’s comments were ‘right on the mark’.Williams responded to his firing by saying NPR was looking for a reason to get rid of him, and jumped all over the comments to do so.
The firing of Juan Williams by National Public Radio NPR, alleging that he was guilty of bigotry during a recent appearance on Bill O’Reilly’s FoxNews Channel television program, is another case of political correctness mixed with demagoguery run amuck.Here are the “horrific” words that did him in:
A frequent and highly sought-after guest on many MSM television news shows recently made another incredibly insensitive and racist comment.He said “There is nothing more painful to me at this stage of my life than to walk down the street at night and hear footsteps and start thinking about robbery — then look around and see somebody white and feel relieved.”
#1: Who was this incredibly insensitive racist?
#2; Where did he say it?
#3: Juan Williams was fired for speaking the truth about his feelings.
What happened to this nationally known analyst when he said he was glad people following him in a potentially dangerous situation were White, not Black?
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“Well, now that I no longer work for NPR let me give you my opinion. This is an outrageous violation of journalistic standards and ethics by management that has no use for a diversity of opinion, ideas or a diversity of staff (I was the only black male on the air). This is evidence of one-party rule and one sided thinking at NPR that leads to enforced ideology, speech and writing. It leads to people, especially journalists, being sent to the gulag for raising the wrong questions and displaying independence of thought.”—Juan Williams on his firing from National Public Radio
Obama’s Boss Buys NPR
By Joy Tiz Full Story
Just days after declaring himself “helpless” to stop the Republican avalanche coming next month, George Soros paid $1.8 million to purchase NPR. The money is supposed to be used to hire 1oo “news” reporters for his Impact of Government project. Soros’s OSI is using the project to target state governments, as he is doing with his nefarious SoS campaign. Obama’s boss is conniving to install regime-friendly operatives in Secretaries of State offices nationwide.
Dem Congressman: 24 years in military not public service
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Soros-Funded Documentary Embraces Left-Wing Terrorists Who Plotted To Kill Republicans
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I have my debut at Big Hollywood. It’s a piece on George Soros funding leftist documentaries.
Reposted from October 1, 2009
National Public Radio—financed partially with public funds and partially through individual and corporate donations—in theory has a rule that its reporters may not engage in politics. Having listened to NPR and a variety of other news outlets for years (in order to attain some semblance of perspective and balance) and having admittedly donated money to my local NPR station in the past, I have noticed a disturbing trend in their national reportage.
Biodiversity: Replaces Climate Change As The Weapon For Political Control
By Dr. Tim Ball Full Story
The reality that global warming and climate change are natural and current patterns are within historic patterns is taking hold. Fundamental common sense embedded in the majority of people joined with truth pursuers and the healing perspective of time to bring reason. As always, those who profit politically, financially, or both, fight a rearguard action. Partly to defend the misdirection, but often to move the focus, while maintaining the target. Some of these different foci hover around the edge of the main battleground, but most are unaware how they’re interconnected.
Western Jihad, Anwar al Awlaki & “the Saudi Factor”
By Doug Hagmann Full Story
As Americans, we were promised by President Bush that everyone responsible for the wholesale murder of nearly 3000 of our family members on September 11, 2001 and those harboring or aiding them would be brought to justice. Sadly, that promise was only partially true under the Bush administration, and demonstrably untrue under the current Obama administration. It is currently hindered by an unprecedented level of conflicts of interests within the Holder justice department.
Just days after declaring himself “helpless” to stop the Republican avalanche coming next month, George Soros paid $1.8 million to purchase NPR. The money is supposed to be used to hire 1oo “news” reporters for his Impact of Government project.
Soros’s OSI is using the project to target state governments, as he is doing with his nefarious SoS campaign. Obama’s boss is conniving to install regime-friendly operatives in Secretaries of State offices nationwide.In a completely unrelated story, NPR just fired its lone intellectually honest liberal and Fox News commentator, Juan Williams.
Soros also gave $1 million to Media Matters, another liberal cabal dedicated to harassing conservatives in the media and whining about Fox News.Soros may have abandoned all hopes for November, but he is investing heavily in subverting the 2012 election.
Joy Tiz is the author of It’s Not Easy Being God: the Real George Soros, coming November, 2010.
Welcome Juan Williams. You are the latest citizen of Imusville. And by Imusville, I mean a place where people who make their living talking end up when their buddies on the left forget the First Amendment and sacrifice them on the altar of political correctness.
And yes, I submit the Williams-Imus comparison is valid because at the time of his firing, Don Imus was about five years into an exploration of his inner liberal.More on that later.As you might remember, Imus was canned for an impolitic bit on his show about Rutgers women basketball players being “nappy headed hos.” Thus he was canned by MSNBC and the CBS Radio network, both of whom were carrying his show at the time. And in the prop wash of this event, Imus was defended only by those on the right — while liberals either piled on or remained silent on the sidelines.
We are still not sure if anyone in the Rutgers women’s program had actually ever heard of Don Imus before the incident.And we are witnessing the same thing in the Juan Williams NPR dust up, with liberal NPR doubling down on the move while conservative talkers are coming out of the woodwork to support Williams. Where are Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton? Hassling white Duke lacrosse players?
Now back to Imus’s “inner liberal.”What is so striking about the Imus incident is that he was squashed by the very people he had been drifting shamelessly towards politically over a period of years. He was moving a bit more leftward almost daily. It really picked up speed after he married a tree hugging liberal — but much younger and less wrinkled — wife.He may never admit it, but Don Imus had changed a lot.
During an appearance Monday on Fox News’ “O’Reilly Factor,” Juan Williams said: “When I get on the plane, I got to tell you, if I see people who are in Muslim garb and I think, you know, they are identifying themselves first and foremost as Muslims, I get worried. I get nervous.
“National Public Radio has fired Mr. Williams for making this statement. And while I do not share Mr. Williams sentiments, so what?
NPR terminated its contract this evening with Juan Williams, who worked with them as a senior political analyst, after Williams appeared on Bill O’Reilly and spoke of a “Muslim dilemma:”VideoThe move came after Mr. Williams, who is also a Fox News political analyst, appeared on the “The O’Reilly Factor” on Monday.
On the show, the host, Bill O’Reilly, asked him to respond to the notion that the United States was facing a “Muslim dilemma.” Mr. O’Reilly said, “The cold truth is that in the world today jihad, aided and abetted by some Muslim nations, is the biggest threat on the planet.”Mr. Williams said he concurred with Mr. O’Reilly.
He continued: “I mean, look, Bill, I’m not a bigot. You know the kind of books I’ve written about the civil rights movement in this country. But when I get on the plane, I got to tell you, if I see people who are in Muslim garb and I think, you know, they are identifying themselves first and foremost as Muslims, I get worried.
“He said the war with Muslims, America’s war is just beginning, first drop of blood.
I don’t think there’s any way to get away from these facts,” Mr. Williams said.A taxpaying-funded organization fired someone over their free speech?
NPR said in its statement that the remarks “were inconsistent with our editorial standards and practices, and undermined his credibility as a news analyst with NPR.”