Friday, August 02, 2013

Defund National Public Radio—It Propagandizes for Abortion

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“NPR (National Public Radiomy addition) Edits the Pro-life Out of Its Lindy Boggs Salutes
by John Williams | Washington, DC | | 8/2/13

On July 27, 2013, former Democratic congresswoman Lindy Boggs died at the age of 97. She achieved a number of firsts in her career, including being the first woman to serve in Congress from Louisiana and the first woman to serve as U.S. Ambassador to the Vatican for Bill Clinton.

She was also known for strongly championing a number of causes. One of those causes was opposition to abortion. NPR aired four pieces after Boggs’ death that remembered her, mentioning just about every major achievement and cause of Boggs—except her commitment to fighting abortion and the resulting significant impact that stand had on her career (Of course! Those who support the MURDER of unborn babies never acknowledge those who are pro-life unless it is to criticize them and you do not criticize the dead when writing an obituary when she is a Democrat!—my addition).

Even The New York Times, known for its abortion rights advocacy, discussed the impact of Boggs’ abortion views on her career in its July 28 obituary:

‘Her national profile was raised in 1976 when Robert S. Strauss, the chairman of the Democratic Party, chose her to preside over the party’s 1976 national convention in Manhattan, where Jimmy Carter became the presidential nominee. In 1984 she was often mentioned as a possible vice-presidential candidate, but she was ultimately passed over by the presidential nominee, former Vice President Walter F. Mondale, in favor of Representative Geraldine A. Ferraro. Mrs. Boggs believed that her strong stand against abortion had hurt her chances (Even back in 1984, Democrats who were pro-life were being punished for their pro-life position—my addition).’

Not so for NPR (whose longtime reporter Cokie Roberts is the daughter of Lindy Boggs).

In its four remembrances of Boggs, four separate NPR hosts combined mentioned just about every instance of Boggs being first in her career, but skipped an important one that nearly happened, were it not for her abortion stance, as the Times noted: she could have been the first woman on a major presidential ticket (instead of Geraldine Ferraro in 1984). Another instance where Boggs’ outspoken views on abortion figured prominently into her career was her appointment as US Ambassador to the Vatican, given that by 1997 very few Democrats of stature publicly opposed abortion. Despite all of that, NPR decided to skip entirely her abortion opposition (tellingly, not a single piece out of 30 on NPR from 1992 to the present mentioned her abortion views).

If there’s anything sacrosanct at NPR News, it’s a firm commitment to bolstering the case for abortion rights and caricaturing abortion opponents as uninformed zealots. A smart, accomplished, widely well-regarded Democratic woman doesn’t fit the mold of NPR’s stereotypical abortion opponent.

The Washington Post had the same problem on its front-page obituary, wrote Marc Thiessen.

LifeNews Note: John Williams writes for Newsbusters.


Public Radio and Federal Funding

Federal funding is essential to public radio’s service to the American public. Its continuation is critical for both stations and program producers, including NPR.

Public radio stations receive annual grants directly from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) that make up an important part of a diverse revenue mix that includes listener support, corporate sponsorship and grants. Stations in turn draw on this mix of public and privately sourced revenue to pay NPR and other public radio producers for programming.

These station programming fees are NPR’s largest source of revenue. The loss of federal funding would undermine the stations’ ability to pay NPR for programming, thus weakening NPR. (And yet this organization that takes our money uses it to promote their agenda. And their agenda is the continued MURDER of unborn babies. Defund National Public Radio!my addition)

Elimination of federal funding would result in fewer programs, less journalismespecially local journalism—and eventually the loss of public radio stations, particularly in rural and economically distressed communities (GOOD! You are a propaganda radio network!my addition).”

National Public Radio supports the MURDER of unborn babies! Defund National Public Radio! It is a progressive propaganda agent!