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NPR depends on individual donations to function, but it is also very heavily dependent on Federal funding to survive. Due to this last financial obligation, NPR as an agency must uphold Federal guidelines for presentation, content, accessibility, and diversity. Its part of the price for getting funding. “To get our money, you must obey our rules” kind of thing.

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Image of NPR LogoNPR depends on individual donations to function, but it is also very heavily dependent on Federal funding to survive. Due to this last financial obligation, NPR as an agency must uphold Federal guidelines for presentation, content, accessibility, and diversity. Its part of the price for getting funding. “To get our money, you must obey our rules” kind of thing.

Sadly, when an agency has a significantly liberal or significantly conservative view point and depends on Federal money, they become a target for the opposition. The opposition always figures that they can hurt their rival by cutting the purse strings. Its the whole idea of Machiavelli‘s “The Prince”. Ways to defeat your enemy.

NPR tends to have a liberal biased attitude in their programming. Kind of like Fox has a conservative biased attitude. Its a normal kind of thing. No network is truly un-proclaimed nowadays, because they are all governed by a board of directors or some other leadership, that actually is composed of individuals with their own agendas.

So, NPR became a target for a hunter-seeker conservative group that sends undercover operatives into an agency’s body to discover wrong doing. NPR’s was exposed over lunch. Comments were solicited from NPR upper management such as:

The Tea Party is racist. Seriously racist.”

“The Republican party is driven by a Christian militia, well not really Christian, but more Evangelical extremist.”

Comments like those, paraphrased. The only problem with making a big thing out of this, is the fact that though this was at a business meeting, it was an unofficial business meeting, and the opposition disguised themselves as a Muslim group that was offering millions of dollars in funding. The smart business person is going to pander to the potential money carrying group. No duh! This was a luncheon discussion with a potential investor who would have very specific ideas.

So two facts raise their red, white and blue heads above the others, now that the NPR CEO has stepped down out of embarrassment and shame:

  1. Was it wrong to make the comments made over lunch to gain funding?
  2. Are the comments false?

The answer to both, is no. The rules of business in America depend on pandering to the dollar. Its the Capitalist way! Businesses will do what they do, regardless of ramifications, to gain funds. Every single business does it in one way or another. So no surprise that it happened here, whether in good taste or not, and whether the Feds should cut funding or not. Thats the way it happens, and thats the way it happened here.

Now, are the statements false? Of course not! Everyone knows that the Republican party has become a radical Jihadist Christian movement. The Republicans stand and fall on the wood from the cross of Christ. No big lie there. Its just fact, whether you want to believe it or not. And Tea Party members portrayed as racists? Ummm, big duh there too right?! The Tea Party would like America to be white, and only white. That’s their main agenda, no matter how they try to hide it. Its out there for all of us to see and hear. They butter it up by pretending to be inclusive and diversity filled, but who really believes that? Perhaps Log Cabin Republicans? (Only because they are so desperate to fit in that they sacrifice their own ethics in order to belong.)

The American culture claims to be a society based on Freedom of Speech. Certainly, the Newt can say what he wants with very little ramifications. But I guess, newts do that as they scurry under rocks. Churches have freedom of speech, enough to disrupt an individuals funeral and cause stress to the grieving family.

How about we all take comments with a grain of salt, jot down who we don’t like based on their comments, and move on?

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