Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Post Not Telling the Whole Schiller Story

Post Not Telling the Whole Schiller Story
Commentary by Sanford D. Horn
March 9, 2011

Apparently it is newsworthy to report NPR bashing the TEA Party, but the liberal network’s blatant anti-Semitism does not merit a mention in Paul Farhi’s March 9 article “NPR executive resigns over tea party remarks.”

Is anti-Semitism so mainstream and acceptable that it is ignored by a major newspaper, or is the Post just that ambivalent and obtuse to determine it is not important enough to include it Farhi’s article?

There’s no question former NPR executive Ron Schiller’s remarks about conservatives and members of the TEA Party were both malicious and sanctimonious, but his suggestion that the newspaper industry is under the thumb of the Jewish community as a whole is simply egregious and bore reporting by Farhi.

Schiller did, however, make one smart statement that NPR “would be better off in the long run without federal funding.” Their time has come. With a bevy of media options from which to choose, Congress should strip NPR’s funding immediately. Let NPR compete in the free marketplace and either sink or swim on their own.

Sanford D. Horn is a writer and political consultant living in Alexandria, VA.

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