It’s not about the money
Okay, so NPR has sacked Juan Williams for admitting a perfectly unexceptional uneasiness when forced to share a plane with people who conspicuously display their Muslimness.
Of course, he was explaining why those feelings are wrong, but NPR has been itching to get rid of Williams for some time. A doctrinaire liberal who occasionally blurts out things that are not retarded, Williams has gotten a little too comfy being Fox’s pet lefty.
FOX BAD. NO GO FOX.
So anyway…blah blah blah…usual calls to defund NPR. It would be a nifty first nibble for our (pleaseohpleaseohplease) new Republican majority, but we’ve been teased with this so many times before.
Did you know, less than two percent of NPR’s funding comes from the federal government?
“Well, that’s easy!” you say to yourself, “why doesn’t NPR voluntarily divest itself of that 2% and save itself the ass-ache?”
Because, my reliable wingnut friend (and watch your language), lefties love, love, LOVE the idea of state-sponsored media. If they didn’t get that little two percent squidgen of tax money, they couldn’t look their friends at the BBC in the eye. They wouldn’t have the imprimatur of a public service, or the pleasure of making you pay for their services whether you like it or not. It would ruin everything.
In fact, if you look at NPR’s funding picture, it’s got ALL the things lefties love most. Taxes. Big grants from enigmatic groups with important-sounding names. Individual donations (hidely ho, George Soros!). Corporate sponsors (what we in the straight world call “advertisers”). And all the money they raise every single quarter by hectoring their customers and guilting them into paying “their fair share” for the privilege of listening.
Man, did I love yelling “no!” at my radio during pledge drives.
Remember, Dead Pool tomorrow. Six o’clock WBT, sharp. Be there or stay dickless!