17 March 2008

NPR Gets An Earful

Not a firearms story, but very telling nonetheless.

National Public Radio, in an effort to get a little more balance into its programming, aired interviews with conservative leaders during the final four days of February. It so despises being called a tool of "the left."

Well, guess what? The taxpayer-funded media outlet was flooded with angry callers and notes from angry e-mailers.

"So, being the enlightened, progressive types that they are, instead of listening respectfully to what the other side has to say — and possibly learning something new — they stick their fingers in their ears, chant “I can’t hear you,” and complain to the person in charge about how awful the experience was. It’s sort of like the people who believe that vandalizing and bombing military recruiting stations is a great way to get their message of peace out to the masses. They also institute “speech codes” at universities — ostensibly so that no college student will get his widdle feewings hurt — but in reality limiting students’ First Amendment rights in the name of keeping certain “unwanted speech” off campus."

Now, could the correspondence have been described as hate mail? I don't know, but I would love to have seen just how much vitriol was in each line of each email.

Remember . . . hate is a sickness.

h/t to Instapundit

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