NPR objective? Only if you’re a liberal.

The recent NPR firing of conservative Juan Williams was just fresh icing on a stale cake. PajamasMedia has a good piece of analysis of the tax-supported elitists who pretend to speak the truth.

“Neither Beck nor a single one of his supporters appeared on the [critical-of-Beck] show, an omission that appeared to be motivated more by journalistic laziness and a lack of intellectual curiosity than anything else….Put simply, liberals constitute the one subculture in the United States that consistently and often willfully mistakes its specific and particular preferences for universal truths.”

Heh. Which explains why other political views rarely appear on NPR, unless they’re being mocked. Its obvious partisanship is the main reason I stopped listening many years ago. Pity I still have to pay for it. I don’t listen to Beck or Williams either. At least I don’t have to pay for them.

MEANWHILE:  The Rally To Reassert The Failed Narrative, a pre-election liberal Democrat show to promote votes for Obamalot, tried to practice censorship on the national mall Saturday, i.e. on public property. Just  like NPR does. Didn’t work for the rally, though.

PajamasMedia had some fun with the crowd estimates. It’s complicated. A far cry from the days when I would count one side of the rectangle and then the other and multiply.

Dan Rather’s favorite network cBS came up with 217,000. To which PJM  responds: “Not a chance. Not even if they were packed in olive oil.”

0 responses to “NPR objective? Only if you’re a liberal.

  1. That NPR issue bugs me quite a lot, of course in regard to local government-sponsored media as well. On one hand, it is true that outfits of this kind tend to gather some not good riff-raff, and not only of leftwing persuasion.

    On the other hand, having all media divided between private owners of various kind makes their chief editors and other decision makers liable to toe the line their owner dictates. It also makes profit the main motivator when choosing what to show/transmit/…

    Tough choice.

  2. Used to be (I’m speaking now of this country in, oh, the 1980s) that was the only choice we had to make: between one privately-owned liberal newspaper and another privately-owned liberal newspaper.

    Or the government-run liberal BBC versus the government-funded liberal NPR.

    American conservatives were then relegated to subscribing to the National Review magazine or some other little-known monthly.

    The Web has changed all of that, thank goodness, offering us all sorts of choice between left and right—beyond the doucheousie. Even, gasp, the middle.

  3. I am a liberal, but I know that NPR is biased in favor of liberals. Still it is useful to remember concerning privately owned media, A.J. Liebling’s saying of more than 50 years ago, that “Freedom of the Press belongs to those who own one!” So a publicly owned media is a good alternative to this as Snoopy pointed out. Also agree with you, Dick, that the internet has really expanded the choices one has in who to listen to, talk with and learn from.

  4. Name me more than one consistently conservative newspaper in the U.S. You might say the Wall Street Journal, but it isn’t except on the op-ed page. But even if you came up with one or two out of the scores of newspapers, that wouldn’t make publicly-owned NPR an alternative. NPR is just more of the same. And that’s why I want them off the public teat.