Tag: NPR

Enjoy Your Saturday

It’s not really my intention to turn each Saturday into a cartoon-fest, but if you consider that bothersome, you can always go somewhere else on the Net—there’s a whole world that awaits. But for those of you who choose to stay with me today, here’s my tribute to really well done political analysis via illustration. Let’s focus today on the many wonderful policies emanating from this administration and their consequences. Obamacare, of course, has been the highlight of the past… Read more »

Honest, Unbiased News

The Juan Williams firing by NPR a couple of weeks ago continues to generate comment. Who better to offer incisive comment than Mallard Fillmore? Yet we have West Virginia Senator Jay Rockefeller saying that the government ought to shut down both Fox News and MSNBC so that honest, unbiased presentation of the news will be offered. Like NPR?

NPR's "Explanation"

I’m actually a bit surprised that the Juan Williams firing by National Public Radio (NPR) continues to be a controversy nearly a week after it occurred. I’m not displeased by the ongoing discussion—it’s more of a pleasant surprise. The most galling feature of the entire episode is the hypocrisy exhibited by NPR. The ombudsman for the network [or should I say ombudswoman to be politically correct?], attempted the other day to explain the decision in greater detail. I’ve read it…. Read more »

Military Ballots and Political Correctness

I would hate to omit some stories in the rush of election coverage, but there is one that is directly related to the upcoming elections that should make anyone wonder what’s going on. Of all the people who should be allowed to vote, those serving in the armed forces overseas, particularly in Afghanistan, should have top priority. They are literally the front line of defense against terrorism. Yet two of our largest states, New York and Illinois, missed deadlines for sending troops… Read more »

More Liberal Facism

The theme of Jonah Goldberg’s book Liberal Fascism just received another confirmation yesterday. In the book, he argues that liberals aren’t really all that liberal. Classic liberalism believed in liberty; modern liberalism, which often goes by the name progressivism, is anything but devoted to liberty. Rather, it imposes a uniformity of thought that none dare challenge without consequences. So what happened yesterday to further authenticate his theme? Well, a bona fide liberal stepped over a political correctness line and lost his… Read more »