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Dear NPR: What’s so funny about death threats?

*Danno* JYD - SWMTPP 2011/04/28 20:17:57
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Michelle Malkin asks the question that the 0bamaGanda Media is prohibited from asking:

Remember those misdirected death threats from unhinged anti-Koch addicts that Doug Powers spotlighted last week?


Refresher here.


Well, government-sponsored National Public Radio — erstwhile guardians of civility — apparently found the death-threat misdirection amusing. A segment last Friday on NPR’s Morning Edition made light of the plight of Iowa businessman Dutch Koch — no relation to libertarian businessmen Charles and David Koch.


Philip Ellender, President, Government & Public Affairs, at Koch Companies Public Sector, LLC, called the NPR hypocrites out:


I am writing to raise deep concerns about a Morning Edition segment that aired on April 22 and apparently made light of death threats that had been leveled at gentleman in Iowa but that had been intended for our company.

The item was read by hosts Mary Louise Kelly and Renee Montagne, billed as “our last word in business,” and was clearly framed as an amusing take on the news. Kelly and Montagne made sport of the fact that a Mr. Dutch Koch shares the same surname as that of our company, even musing that he’s also been “confused with the big soda maker” – Coca-Cola, it seems. Kelly quipped that “he does not say which cola he prefers” before cutting away to what sounds like bongo drum music.


But there is nothing even remotely funny about a person’s life being threatened and NPR ought to be ashamed that simple fact of decency has to be pointed out. Here, for example, are three recent stories that NPR has aired about how disturbing and profoundly wrong it is when death threats are made – no matter what motivates them. It is the most depraved, lowest form of discourse and it is also a crime.


* http://www.npr.org/2011/02/08/133600386/Assange-Extradition-H...
* http://www.npr.org/2011/01/15/132956616/Vitriol-Debate-Timely...
* http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2010/11/10/131218517/bish...


As I’m sure you know, that “Last Word in Business” time block is fully intended for lighthearted, laughable items. In recent broadcasts, for example, it has featured reports on smart phones that aren’t so smart, a budget airline’s attempt to market upright seats as “pre-reclined,” and a restaurant accused of “poor taste.”


What is especially perplexing is that NPR has stated many times in recent months that it has a “goal of promoting a civil conversation” and has often reported on calls from national leaders for a “new civility” in public discourse. So I would like to ask for some formal explanation of how NPR could have allowed a segment on this subject to be presented on the air in this fashion? Ask NPR here.

Thus once again the 0bamaBorg are working to keep it classy.

I wonder if America will vote for more of the same again. ;o)

Be certain to read the entire article by clicking on the link below.

Read More: http://michellemalkin.com/2011/04/26/dear-npr-what...

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  • jovi 2011/04/29 15:06:12
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    jovi
    +3
    Both NPR and barry should be investigated.
  • Wolfman 2011/04/29 05:45:54
    There is NOTHING Funny About The 0bama Sanctioned Death Threats
    Wolfman
    +4
    Haven't we shut those clowns down yet?
  • Torchmanner ~PWCM~JLA 2011/04/29 02:44:37
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    Torchmanner ~PWCM~JLA
    +4
    Leftwing NPR should be investigated.

    Media should be PROHIBITED from receiving government monies.
  • draconiaregina 2011/04/29 00:25:45
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    draconiaregina
    +4
    As they are Dear Leader's useful idiots, the rules don't apply to them.
  • GANGA~Patriotic Revolution ... 2011/04/28 21:17:36 (edited)
    All Of The Above
    GANGA~Patriotic Revolution BL-100+
    +7
    SHut the NPR (Numbskull Progressive Ranters) down!
  • Striker GANGA~P... 2011/04/28 21:24:52
    Striker
    +5
    Yeah, but that would probably be wrong in a free country. Trouble with NPR is, as always, getting Gov handouts to enable them to spread their diatribe. It's not that "huge", but is surely redistribution at it's very worst.
  • *Danno*... Striker 2011/04/28 21:42:50
    *Danno* JYD - SWMTPP
    +5
    America is no longer a 'free' country. You see, 0bama was elected by Americans. ;o)

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  • GANGA~P... Striker 2011/04/28 21:59:49
    GANGA~Patriotic Revolution BL-100+
    +4
    Defunding can work wonders! But, I would HOPE that
    they would not get private funding, too!
  • *Danno*... GANGA~P... 2011/04/28 21:41:12
    *Danno* JYD - SWMTPP
    +3
    I pretty much concur with you, but I would be happy if they would just STOP taking MY money and using it to keep the FAILED NPR afloat. ;o)

    pretty concur happy money npr afloat
  • GANGA~P... *Danno*... 2011/04/28 22:01:13
    GANGA~Patriotic Revolution BL-100+
    +4
    Yes, I would like to see them defunded! It would be nice
    if they are their own undoing and get cut off the private
    funding too!
  • *Danno*... GANGA~P... 2011/04/28 22:09:46 (edited)
    *Danno* JYD - SWMTPP
    +4
    As long as there are people out there like George Soros NPR will never go bankrupt.

    NPR IS the Air America radio station that the Progressives [aka. Communists] wanted all along. ;o)



  • GANGA~P... *Danno*... 2011/04/28 22:19:13
    GANGA~Patriotic Revolution BL-100+
    +3
    That is unfortunately true! Damn traitors!


  • *Danno* JYD - SWMTPP 2011/04/28 20:23:48
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    *Danno* JYD - SWMTPP
    +5
    IMHO, it is a CRIME that We The People continue to be forced AT GUN POINT to pay for the racist, hate mongering NPR, yet it IS what I've come to expect from the people supporting todays Democrat Party.

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  • Captain Kirk~POTL 2011/04/28 20:21:05
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    Captain Kirk~POTL
    +5
    NPR should be investigated and closed down along with obie!!
  • *Danno*... Captain... 2011/04/28 20:27:15
    *Danno* JYD - SWMTPP
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    Hiya buddy! LTNS!

    NPR, the Teachers Unions, all of the Unions in America, the George Soros corporations; they ALL need to be looked at Very Closely. ;o)

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  • Captain... *Danno*... 2011/04/28 20:31:52
    Captain Kirk~POTL
    +3
    I agree completely!!
  • *Danno*... Captain... 2011/04/28 20:36:41
    *Danno* JYD - SWMTPP
    +3
    So many pretty pictures. So little time. ;o)

    pretty pictures pretty pictures
  • Captain... *Danno*... 2011/04/28 20:42:28
    Captain Kirk~POTL
    +4
    Because obie gives us so much ammo to us against him!!
  • *Danno*... Captain... 2011/04/28 20:47:15
    *Danno* JYD - SWMTPP
    +3
    Exactly right!

    BTW, watch out for more 0bama ASStro turf as there were a SLEW of new profiles created in SodaSuck back in March. ;o)

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  • Captain... *Danno*... 2011/04/28 20:48:29
    Captain Kirk~POTL
    +3
    We know how to deal with SodaSuck socks!!
  • *Danno*... Captain... 2011/04/28 20:55:51
    *Danno* JYD - SWMTPP
    +2
    Yes WE do. ;o)

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