Thursday, November 4, 2010

Sometimes It Sucks To Be Right: NPR Panders to Loesch

A couple weeks ago, when Dana Loesch called for NPR to be defunded, I tweeted the following:

And, like clockwork, NPR proved me right today, including a sound bite from Loesch in their story about "tea party clout:"

This is just the latest in a series of spineless moves from the media that provide an incentive for the tea party to trash them as much as possible. These outlets are putting themselves out of business by empowering people who want to destroy them.


  1. Adam I think you are wrong. This is a valid story. Your personal feelings are in the way. The end was very interesting. The idea that the Tea Party will become so pure as to cause Republic ans to be marginalized. I am reminded of the nomination of Jimmy Carter, which followed the nomination of McGovern.Party rules were rewritten to make sure that only mainstream candidates could be elected. Look at the super days. Intending to make sure only the best known and best funded have a chance to be nominated. What rule changes do you think the Republicans will make if the Tea Party's purity cost them power?

  2. I'm inclined to agree with you Adam. Empowering media whores like Dana Loesch is a mistake. But then again, ignoring people like her is a mistake too because what she's doing IS in fact newsworthy - not worth hearing mind you, but newsworthy nonetheless. What to do?