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George Will: 'NPR Is Run By People Who Don't Like People Like Me'
Newsbusters ^ | 3/13/11 | Noel Sheppard

Posted on 03/13/2011 11:00:31 AM PDT by Nachum

George Will on Sunday's "This Week" said what likely has been on the minds of right-thinking Americans for many decades.

"NPR is run by people who don't like people like me" (video follows with transcript and commentary):

JAKE TAPPER, HOST: Cokie, you've been at NPR for almost 40 years. Obviously this institution means a lot to you, but why should we care?

COKIE ROBERTS: Look, I should just say that they did then reject that money, and sent internal e-mails basically saying this is totally unacceptable. We have to have tax forms, all of that. So, that should be stated. But, look, we should care because 34 million people listen every week and want to get the news that you get there, that you can't get any place else. NPR’s got seventeen foreign bureaus. That's something you can't say for any other broadcast organization these days. And brings you terrific information, day in and day out, week in and week out. And the reporters who are there on the line, being shot at in North Africa at the moment are being very badly served by the management that’s now gone.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: george; npr; run; will

1 posted on 03/13/2011 11:00:40 AM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

Hey, George, NPR doesn’t like America. It’s not personal.


2 posted on 03/13/2011 11:01:41 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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To: Nachum

Hey, cokie, don’t you have a conflict-of-interest (BIG TIME) in making your smarmy, idiotic, brainless, syncopanic supportive comments about NPR? Go away, you ignorant s...!


3 posted on 03/13/2011 11:03:11 AM PDT by hal ogen (1st amendment or reeducation camp?)
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To: Nachum

A lot of people don’t like people like George, LOL!


4 posted on 03/13/2011 11:03:16 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Judas Iscariot - the first social justice advocate. John 12:3-6)
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To: Nachum
"NPR is run by people who don't like people like me"

Change your stage name to Ivan Lenin and they will worship you.

5 posted on 03/13/2011 11:04:33 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Nachum
It looks like a job for CAPTAIN OBVIOUS.
6 posted on 03/13/2011 11:04:44 AM PDT by bmwcyle (It is Satan's fault)
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To: Nachum
NPR’s got seventeen foreign bureaus
Yeah and the domestic bureaus too - so what?
When all your info gets strained through your leftist bias filter, it doesn't really make a tinker's damn does it?
7 posted on 03/13/2011 11:05:39 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Nachum

I might start watching this again if Tapper will remain the host, but I can’t stand Amanpour.


8 posted on 03/13/2011 11:05:45 AM PDT by Old Retired Army Guy
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To: Nachum

Defund.


9 posted on 03/13/2011 11:06:25 AM PDT by wolfpat (Not to know what has been transacted in former times is to be always a child. -- Cicero)
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To: Nachum

If it were just a matter of them not liking us that’s be ok. They loath, despise, and fear us.

To quote Rush, they hope we fail.


10 posted on 03/13/2011 11:06:42 AM PDT by DManA
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To: DManA

More of a paraphrase than a quote but you know what I mean.


11 posted on 03/13/2011 11:07:22 AM PDT by DManA
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To: Nachum

That’s not a true statement, George. NPR makes a living from people like you. You’re the token beltway conservative who knows just how long his leash is.


12 posted on 03/13/2011 11:08:06 AM PDT by Excuse_My_Bellicosity (Liberalism is a social disease.)
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To: Excuse_My_Bellicosity

Great post


13 posted on 03/13/2011 11:09:46 AM PDT by ncalburt (Get Even on Election Day)
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To: hal ogen
Hey, cokie, don’t you have a conflict-of-interest (BIG TIME) in making your smarmy, idiotic, brainless, syncopanic supportive comments about NPR?

Here's idiotic and brainless:

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But hey, she makes Scarborough look better.

14 posted on 03/13/2011 11:10:33 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Nachum
The people at NPR are more like you than they are like me George.

Actually, come to think of it, I don't like NPR OR George Will.

15 posted on 03/13/2011 11:12:07 AM PDT by lewislynn ( What does the global warming movement and the Fairtax movement have in commom? Misinformation)
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To: oh8eleven

“Tinker’s damn”

You must have known my Dad, who did his level best to immortalize that term. I still don’t know the meaning of it, though.


16 posted on 03/13/2011 11:12:44 AM PDT by pingman (You can lead a liberal to logic, but you can't make them think.)
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To: Nachum

Well, I admire the sentiment, but he’s precisely the sort that NPR would prefer to deal with.

George Will of the people, lol. Please.


17 posted on 03/13/2011 11:13:49 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: Nachum
“George Will: ‘NPR Is Run By People Who Don't Like People Like Me’.”

So is the Tea Party. I hate RINOs almost as much as I hate liberals.

18 posted on 03/13/2011 11:18:34 AM PDT by bwc2221
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To: Nachum

They don’t like Juan Williams either so it must not be a political thing.


19 posted on 03/13/2011 11:19:41 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Look for the union label and just say, NO!)
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To: pingman
Two meanings of "Tinker's damn" --

Most people today associate this with the worthless, disposable material a Tinker would use to hold solder in place while fixing tinware. Within this context, it's really a dam -- so it should be spelled "Tinker's dam".

The second meaning, considered by many to be older and more original, concerns the apparent habit of Tinkers to swear, like, well, sailors. Since Tinkers would cuss so frequently, people tended to ignore their bad language and pay it no mind.

20 posted on 03/13/2011 11:20:07 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: BenLurkin
Hey, George, NPR doesn’t like America. It’s not personal.

In this case, I think it is personal. I agree that NPR doesn't like what America means to most of us. However, I'm sure George Will has met many of the NPR people and can certainly tell he is not liked. So for him to say that, it was personal.

21 posted on 03/13/2011 11:27:57 AM PDT by upsdriver (to undo the damage the "intellectual elites" have done. . . . . Sarah Palin for President!)
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To: Nachum
What's dumber that a 70 year old woman who goes by the name Cokie?
22 posted on 03/13/2011 11:30:26 AM PDT by bwc2221
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To: Nachum

“NPR’s got seventeen foreign bureaus. That’s something you can’t say for any other broadcast organization these days.”

That is a pretty obvious sign of overfunding when NPR can afford more foreign bureaus than major news organizations.


23 posted on 03/13/2011 11:31:29 AM PDT by beekay
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To: upsdriver
The funny thing is, NPR doesn't like Mr. Country Club Republican George Will because they are horrified that anyone would be so extremely rightwing as that fellow. They consider him painfully Conservative.
24 posted on 03/13/2011 11:32:48 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: Old Retired Army Guy

My sentiments exactly.


25 posted on 03/13/2011 11:36:31 AM PDT by rwa265 (Christ my Cornerstone)
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To: Nachum

Wrong, George. You suffer from the same elitist affliction. Time to get out of DC and see what the real world is like.


26 posted on 03/13/2011 11:38:42 AM PDT by AdaGray
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To: Nachum
George, secretly they love you. They are especially proud that you went on tour in 2008 to denigrate Sarah Palin.
27 posted on 03/13/2011 11:42:27 AM PDT by LoneRangerMassachusetts (The meek shall not inherit the Earth)
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To: pingman
A tinker's damn
28 posted on 03/13/2011 11:44:50 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Nachum
Is this the guy who's been writing for Newsweek for 35 years or some other George Will?
29 posted on 03/13/2011 11:47:23 AM PDT by x
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To: EGPWS

Change your name to “Darwin Marx Mao Obama” and they will crown you King of the Universe.


30 posted on 03/13/2011 11:49:14 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Nachum
Cokie: because 34 million people listen every week and want to get the news that you get there, that you can't get any place else

That should be enough listeners to support NPR financially with their own money. Leave the rest of us out of it.

31 posted on 03/13/2011 11:56:43 AM PDT by windsorknot
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To: ClearCase_guy
The funny thing is, NPR doesn't like Mr. Country Club Republican George Will because they are horrified that anyone would be so extremely rightwing as that fellow. They consider him painfully Conservative.

Yeah, if NPR thinks George Will is a right wing extremist, you can imagine the disdain they have for us.

32 posted on 03/13/2011 12:00:16 PM PDT by upsdriver (to undo the damage the "intellectual elites" have done. . . . . Sarah Palin for President!)
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To: Nachum

I don’t like George Will either, but I think he means something else.


33 posted on 03/13/2011 12:01:11 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: Nachum

That’s a real shame, George, because we know you try so hard to be liked on the cocktail party circuit....


34 posted on 03/13/2011 12:06:42 PM PDT by patriot preacher
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To: Nachum

Not only should NPR have Congressional funding stopped, their tax-exempt status should be taken away too. Why shouldn’t they pay taxes like other businesses? Same thing for PBS. Talk about an unfair advantage.


35 posted on 03/13/2011 12:26:26 PM PDT by motherof 3
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To: pingman; oh8eleven

“Tinker’s-dam - a wall of dough raised around a place which a plumber desires to flood with a coat of solder. The material can be but once used; being consequently thrown away as worthless.”


36 posted on 03/13/2011 12:33:19 PM PDT by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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To: pingman; oh8eleven

The expression is “tinker’s dam”. It’s a wall of dough raised around a place which a plumber desires to flood with a coat of solder. The material can be but once used; being consequently thrown away as worthless.


37 posted on 03/13/2011 1:14:36 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Nachum

Good on George Will for telling it like it is. NPR is definitely not on our side. It does not represent all of America.


38 posted on 03/13/2011 1:25:27 PM PDT by Triton42
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To: Excuse_My_Bellicosity

AMEN! My thoughts exactly.


39 posted on 03/13/2011 1:37:41 PM PDT by Hardastarboard (Bringing children to America without immigration documents is child abuse. Let's end it.)
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To: EGPWS

Oviously Cokie does not know radio waves travel more than a few miles.


40 posted on 03/13/2011 2:35:16 PM PDT by ully2 (ully)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
The expression is “tinker’s dam”.
Is that right? See post 28 for source.
41 posted on 03/13/2011 2:56:25 PM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: pingman

Tin men, made things.


42 posted on 03/13/2011 5:26:54 PM PDT by TweetEBird007
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