Sunday, October 23, 2011

Not another cent


NPR denied they had anything to do with getting the host of World of Opera fired. They claimed their hands were clean and they clutched their pearls and waved off any responsibility for the dismissal of Lisa Simeone. "Oh my, not us! It wasn't us! That was a decision made by the radio show itself! Stop accusing us! You're going to give us the vapors. Leave us alone!" But when the program relented and hired her back, NPR dropped the program faster than Obama can cave to the demands of Wall Street.

So, if you're one of the tens of people who believe that NPR wasn't behind all of this all along, then I've got a bridge in Brooklyn I'd like to sell you.

And if you were going to make a pledge to your local NPR station, then I'd think twice about it now. NPR can get people fired, they can drop shows, and I can withhold money from them too. They may not miss my $15, but they'll sure as hell miss it if 100,000 or more stop giving them $15 a year. They can shoot themselves in the foot all they like and I can keep my money too.

Fuck you NPR. I'll give you money again when you fire that Fox News talking point spewing twat Mara Liasson.

2 comments:

kirby said...

Imagine if everyone disenchanted with NPR took their donations and spent it on podcast subscriptions from real progressives. NPR would drown in a sea of their own tote bags.

gmb said...

NPR was shit a long time ago. Got a huge donation from the McDonald's founder's widow, yet still cowered to congress. Hate them. I hope Simeone or someone sues them for interference with business advantage (I think that's the right tort).