Thursday, October 21, 2010

National Contempt for the Public Radio

There's no fig leaf for you any more, your intellects have shriveled. You're not non-partisan and you don't serve the public. James Taranto, WSJ. Public Radio vs. the Public. The comment that got Juan Williams fired--and the one that didn't.:

But it is highly revealing that a hostile expression of prejudice against ordinary Americans is apparently consistent with whatever standards and practices supposedly govern NPR. On the other hand a pained expression of a prejudice shared by ordinary Americans and rooted in the reality of war, we are told, violates those ineffable standards and is a firing offense.

National Public Radio appears to be an institution that operates in opposition to, rather than service of, the public.

You don't deserve our respect and you don't have any reputable claim to taxpayer funding.

You're an intolerant, malicious and profoundly silly elitist entity.

More. Yes. Emphasize craven. Matt Welch, Reason:
Williams’ firing is a clarifying moment in media mores. You can be Islamophobic, in the form of refusing to run the most innocuous imaginable political cartoons out of a broad-brush fear of Muslims, but you can’t admit it, even when the fear is expressed as a personal feeling and not a group description, winnowed down to the very specific and nightmare-exhuming act of riding on an airplane, and uttered in a context of otherwise repudiating collective guilt and overbroad fearmongering.
Related posts: A Dance for Allah. On the Altar of the Basilica in Florence, Freedom Dims. Toward Dhimmitude

--crossposted at BackyardConservative

No comments:

Post a Comment