Leftists to NPR Political Editor: Do what your told!


This is humorous. A Byron York opinion piece spotlights NPR political editor Ken Rudin’s comments on the “almost Nixonesque” White House and his 180 degree turn around after he angered his liberal listeners.

On National Public Radio’s “Talk of the Nation” Wednesday, NPR political editor Ken Rudin said the White House campaign against Fox News is a bad idea. “It’s not only aggressive, it’s almost Nixonesque,” Rudin said. “I mean, you think of what Nixon and Agnew did with their enemies list and their attacks on the media; certainly Vice President Agnew’s constant denunciation of the media. Of course, then it was a conservative president denouncing a liberal media, and of course, a lot of good liberals said, ‘Oh, that’s ridiculous. That’s an infringement on the freedom of press.’ And now you see a lot of liberals almost kind of applauding what the White House is doing to Fox News, which I think is distressing.”

“Almost Nixonesque” is far from a side by side comparison to Nixon! “Almost” generally means a bit like or somewhat close to, not just like or mirroring Nixon policies. But, needless to say, the left got angry, so he apologized.

“I made a boneheaded mistake yesterday,” Rudin wrote on his NPR blog. “Comparing the tactics of the Nixon administration — which bugged and intimidated and harrassed journalists — to that of the Obama administration was foolish, facile, ridiculous and, ultimately, embarrassing to me. I should have known better and, in fact, I do know better. I was around during the Nixon years. I am fully cognizant of what they did and attempted to do.”

You “should have known better” sir, you are not to anger the listeners! Did I hear your voice move up an octave when you read that news story young man, you are not to have enthusiasm on NPR or an opinion for that matter. Perhaps Rudin will get fed next week, provided he doesn’t say anything else “foolish” about the Obama administration.

Read the whole piece in the Washington Examiner opinion section.

Thanks to Brain Terminal for the link.

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