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.