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NPR Shills for Socialism
Townhall.com ^ | June 27, 2014 | Humberto Fontova

Posted on 06/27/2014 5:04:24 PM PDT by Kaslin

That National Public Radio has nice things to say about socialism shouldn’t be surprising. After all, “Federal funding is essential to public radio's service to the American public,” explains NPR’s own website. “Elimination of federal funding would result in fewer programs, less journalism…and eventually the loss of public radio stations.”

NPR’s brand of journalism came under fire most recently when Republican Senators Jim DeMint and Tom Coburn sponsored a bill in 2011 to defund the Corporation of Public Broadcasting. “Since 2001, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, which funds programming for National Public Radio and the Public Broadcasting Service, has received nearly $4 billion in taxpayer money, “ explained Senator DeMint at the time. “There’s simply no reason to force taxpayers to subsidize liberal programming they disagree with.”

Liberal programming on the dime of unwitting conservative donors is bad enough. Flat-out KGB-mentored propaganda on behalf of a terror-sponsoring regime that murdered more political prisoners than pre-war Hitler's, jailed political prisoners at a higher rate than Stalin's and came closest of any in history to wantonly igniting a thermo-nuclear war cranks up the offense several notches. Or should.

Even pinkos should be offended by NPR’s latest infomercials on behalf of the Castro-regime, if not by the content, then by the cartoonish and unprofessional presentation of the propaganda. This week NPR’s Morning Edition host David Greene hosted a report from Cuba featuring an interview with a Cuban “man-on-the-street”:

"I was born in 1947, under capitalism," Landin says. "(Cuba) used to be a pot of crickets. It was the saddest place on earth."

He wants to be sure we understand how Cuba was before the revolution.

"Have you been to Haiti? That's what Cuba used to look like. A few people were rich, and everyone else was starving.”

See Spot run. See Dick and Jane play. “Good grief, NPR!” Castro himself might wince. “I know you mean well. And it’s one thing to earn your Havana bureau. But please, some subtlety and maturity would help. You sound like Igor complimenting his master.”

What makes their Castroite pamphleteering even worse is how NPR bills itself as intrepid investigators who don’t just report. "Great storytelling and rigorous reporting,” boasts the NPR intro page. “These are the passions that fuel us (here at NPR)...But always we dig, question, examine and explore. We never settle for obvious answers and predictable stereotypes. We look to connect history and culture to breaking news."

Well, exactly how much "digging" would have been required by NPR’s intrepid investigative reporter David Greene (or his staff) to correct this "rigorous" bit of "reporting?" Exactly how much "questioning" and "examination" would have been required to obliterate one of the most grotesque Castroite lies of the century—to “connect history” with the truth, as NPR claims as its goal?

Not much. In fact pre-Castro Cuba enjoyed a higher-standard of living than most of Europe, from which it attracted a flood of immigrants--to say nothing of next door Haiti, whose residents often jumped on rafts desperate to enter pre-Castro Cuba.

Think about that for a second, amigos: people used to jump on rafts and take to the high seas trying to enter Cuba. Yet NPR would have us believe Cuba was as poor as Haiti!

“One feature of the Cuban social structure is a large middle class," found a report from The Geneva-based International Labor Organization in 1957. “44 per cent of Cubans — a higher percentage than Americans at the time— are covered by social legislation. Cuban workers are more unionized (proportional to the population) than U.S. workers. The average wage for an 8-hour day in Cuba in 1957 is higher than for workers in Belgium, Denmark, France and Germany. According to the Geneva-based International Labor Organization, the average daily wage for an agricultural worker was also among the highest in the world, higher than in France, Belgium, Denmark, or West Germany. Cuban labor receives 66.6 per cent of gross national income. In the U.S. the figure is 70 per cent, in Switzerland 64 per cent.”

When no NPR “reporters” are within hearing range, Commies can be extremely frank with each other. Early in the Cuban revolution, for instance, Czech economist Radoslav Selucky visited Cuba and gaped: "We thought Cuba was underdeveloped except for a few sugar refineries?!" he wrote upon returning to Prague. "This is false. Almost a quarter of Cuba’s labor force was employed in industry where the salaries were equal to those in the U.S.!"

The Castro brothers and Che Guevara converted a nation with a higher per capita income than half of Europe, the lowest inflation rate in the Western hemisphere, a huge influx of immigrants and whose unionized workers enjoyed the 8th-highest industrial wages in the world into one that repels Haitians. And this after being lavished with Soviet subsidies that totaled almost ten Marshall Plans (into a nation of 6.4 million.) This economic feat defies not only the laws of economics but seemingly the very laws of physics. One place where Cuban exiles agree wholeheartedly with Castro and Che is regarding their exalted posts as Third World icons. He and Che certainly converted Cuba into a Third World nation.

David Green has much to learn from one of NPR’s other Cuba correspondents Nick Miroff, who’d never attempt anything as crude as Green’s recent morning edition. Miroff, who also contributes to the Washington Post, is married to the daughter of one of Castro’s top KGB protégés. Miroff’s late father-in-law Manuel Piniero founded and headed the Castro regime’s secret police and international terror agency the Dirección General de Inteligencia (DGI.) As often happens to top players in his profession, (Yezhov, Yagoda, Beria in the mother country) Piniero himself was offed in 1995 after his usefulness to the Castros expired. Not that you’d guess any of Miroff’s background (and what might be influencing his NPR and Washington Post “reporting”) from the Washington Post and NPR bios of their valued Latin American correspondent.

Just thought you should know.


TOPICS: Cuba; Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: americanpravda; anticapitalism; castro; communism; communismkills; cuba; defundpbsnpr; hollywoodreds; mediabias; npr; prodictator; revisionisthistory; staterunmedia; taxdollarsatwork; youpayforthis

1 posted on 06/27/2014 5:04:24 PM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

When did they NOT do so?


2 posted on 06/27/2014 5:08:05 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Kaslin

And Salon shills for Communism.

http://www.salon.com/2014/02/02/why_youre_wrong_about_communism_7_huge_misconceptions_about_it_and_capitalism/


3 posted on 06/27/2014 5:08:42 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: Kaslin

The public funding must end.


4 posted on 06/27/2014 5:09:08 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Kaslin

If this is the stuff the Left is willing to go on record about, imagine what their goals are they can’t admit in prime time...


5 posted on 06/27/2014 5:09:49 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: Kaslin

And in other news it’s been discovered that water is wet.


6 posted on 06/27/2014 5:11:41 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Rat Party Policy:Lie,Deny,Refuse To Comply)
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To: Kaslin

That is what NPR stands for, National Peoples Radio, radio for communist Amerika.


7 posted on 06/27/2014 5:12:27 PM PDT by RetiredArmy (MARANATHA, MARANATHA, Come quickly LORD Jesus!!! Father send thy Son!! Its Time!)
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To: Kaslin

I have not heard NPR in over ten years, but 25 years ago, I was a contributor to my local PBS affiliate, WKNO.
In those days, I did not detect the Marxist slant on programs such as All Things Considered, or Morning Edition. Maybe I was naive, or maybe they now feel free to push the party line.


8 posted on 06/27/2014 5:14:12 PM PDT by AlexW
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To: Kaslin; All

With the exception of the federal entities indicated by the Constitution’s Clauses 16 & 17 of Section 8 of Article I as examples, entities under the exclusive legislative control of Congress, the states have never delegated to the feds, via the Constitution, the specific power to tax and spend for public radio.

Note that I have enjoyed listening to NPR. But lets do things right and work such projects within the framework of the Constitution.


9 posted on 06/27/2014 5:14:25 PM PDT by Amendment10
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To: RetiredArmy
If executive salaries at NPR and CPB are any indication, evidence is that the top recipients of public and private financing are (personally) staunch capitalists.

http://www.maggiesnotebook.com/2011/03/npr-obscene-salaries-nprs-paula-kerger-632000-taxpayer-subsidized-salary/

10 posted on 06/27/2014 5:14:45 PM PDT by research99
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To: Kaslin
I have listened to them enough to know that their "news" is more along the lines of pushing an agenda in that they report what they want you to believe and don't report what they don't want you to hear.

The majority of it is about gay and race, race and gay, story after story after story.

11 posted on 06/27/2014 5:22:19 PM PDT by Lizavetta
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To: research99

Of course. All these stinking Dims yell about rich republicans, yet most of them are millionaires from their kickbacks from all the unions, etc. that back them for congress. Millionaire Dims are abounding around the country and give millions to their commie pals to keep them in office. Yet they give less to charities than normal folk who give. My wife and I give through our church and other charities. We feel it is our Christian duty to give back what God has given to us. We are happy to share. Dudden bother us to give to people in need and other causes. God has given us more than we have even ever wished or hoped for. We have been given so much and Jesus Christ is the reason. We are so blessed.


12 posted on 06/27/2014 5:24:34 PM PDT by RetiredArmy (MARANATHA, MARANATHA, Come quickly LORD Jesus!!! Father send thy Son!! Its Time!)
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To: a fool in paradise

Communism is an excuse for dictatorship. it is not a system of its own, but a product resulting from a wish, not even an ideology pretending to produce anything. This is why it is so effective in deception, but economists to this day think it stands on its own.


13 posted on 06/27/2014 5:28:39 PM PDT by lavaroise (A well regulated gun being necessary to the state, the rights of the militia shall not be infringed)
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To: Kaslin

We are all stupid ahem... Socialists now.


14 posted on 06/27/2014 5:29:04 PM PDT by lavaroise (A well regulated gun being necessary to the state, the rights of the militia shall not be infringed)
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To: Kaslin

I don’t understand why all taxpayers are forced to support an organization that ONLY serves elite liberals.


15 posted on 06/27/2014 5:31:38 PM PDT by GOPJ (Hey IRS - those receipts you wanted? The dog ate 'em. -New Name:"Washington Thinskins" -FR. coloeo)
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To: a fool in paradise

And we are forced to pay for this propaganda.


16 posted on 06/27/2014 5:34:44 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: lavaroise

That’s a great explanation, so true.


17 posted on 06/27/2014 5:35:35 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: Kaslin

...And in other news, new evidence is emerging that a force called “gravity” keeps us from being sucked into the sun as it revolves around planet earth.


18 posted on 06/27/2014 5:39:42 PM PDT by 60Gunner (Fight with your head high, or grovel with your head low.)
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To: Kaslin

If the propaganda division(news, journalism) of the CPB was de-funded, PBS could probably compete as a cable channel on its own.


19 posted on 06/27/2014 5:41:25 PM PDT by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est. New US economy: Fascism on top, Socialism on the bottom.)
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To: grumpygresh

The revenue from selling all those broadcast stations could make their cable channel able to function like an endownment.

Actually they could have 2 or 3 cable channels.


20 posted on 06/27/2014 5:45:03 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: RetiredArmy

NPR

I SWEAR I heard an announcer in the LA area, during a station ID, call it National Political Radio.

It went over my head, because ... well, sure.

Then it sank in.


21 posted on 06/27/2014 6:01:58 PM PDT by Scrambler Bob (You can count my felonies by looking at my FR replies.)
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To: Kaslin

and eventually the loss of public radio stations.”

We can only hope.


22 posted on 06/27/2014 6:04:34 PM PDT by sasquatch
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To: Kaslin

“Elimination of federal funding would result in fewer programs, less journalism…and eventually the loss of public radio stations.”

Summary: Without public funding we would be sh!t-out-of-luck and panhandling on street corners.


23 posted on 06/27/2014 6:10:52 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (Surgeon General Warning: Operation of Government Motors vehicles may be hazardous to your health)
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To: Kaslin

Did I read that right? The Soviet Union ‘invested’ the equivalent of TEN Marshall plans into Cuba? For a nation of 6.4 million people? And they are still dirt poor? A better indictment of ‘economic stimulus’ you will not find.


24 posted on 06/27/2014 6:39:42 PM PDT by fhayek
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To: Kaslin

How is this “news”? NPR has always been nothing bot a Socialism Mouthpiece... it’s what they do!


25 posted on 06/27/2014 6:42:23 PM PDT by TheBattman (Isn't the lesser evil... still evil?)
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To: Kaslin

National Propagandists Shill For Socialism? Go figure.


26 posted on 06/27/2014 6:52:26 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: Kaslin

They don’t shill for socialism, they are socialists. Communists. Its like the mainstream press isn’t biased toward the Democrats, they are Democrats. Not bias, its what they are.


27 posted on 06/27/2014 7:04:54 PM PDT by marron
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To: Abathar; Abcdefg; Abram; Abundy; albertp; Alexander Rubin; Allosaurs_r_us; amchugh; ...
After all, “Federal funding is essential to public radio's service to the American public,” explains NPR’s own website. “Elimination of federal funding would result in fewer programs, less journalism…"



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28 posted on 06/27/2014 10:32:13 PM PDT by bamahead (Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master. -- Sallust)
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To: lavaroise

The Salon hack ACKNOWLEDGES that 100 million were killed but claims that it wasn’t because of a deliberate purge “some were commies too!”

What a fucking dumbass. No really. NO REALLY.


29 posted on 06/28/2014 1:15:47 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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NPR should go classical 24/7 and be done with the foolery.


30 posted on 06/28/2014 1:20:36 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: All

I KNOW I sound like a broken record, but there IS something you can do. Adjust your withholdings on your paycheck. Do a little math, see how much you owe in a typical year, and give them that AND NO MORE! Yes, you won’t get a ‘refund’ but that is YOUR confiscated money to begin with! How can you call yourself a CONSERVE-ative and not be FISCALLY Conservative?

If every working citizen would DO THIS, we’d start starving the beast that is Mother Government.

Also, consume less! Be aware of ALL the ‘hidden’ taxes you pay in a typical day and DO something about it, as in quit buying stuff!

That is all. :)


31 posted on 06/28/2014 6:27:38 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: bamahead

NPR doesn’t “service to the American public”, - they ‘service liberal elites.

Think of the outrage if an ‘all conservative nation-wide radio network’ ONLY serviced Tea Party members... on the federal dime. NPR doesn’t even service all democrats... we need to pull funding...


32 posted on 06/28/2014 7:04:49 AM PDT by GOPJ (“REMEMBER MISSISSIPPI!”)
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To: a fool in paradise

indeed. Seems like the communist useful idiot getting purged is lost in his phrase inventory.


33 posted on 06/28/2014 10:40:09 AM PDT by lavaroise (A well regulated gun being necessary to the state, the rights of the militia shall not be infringed)
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