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Should NPR Give Up Federal Funding So It Can Stand Up for Itself?
Whenever conservatives smack around an institution that does good in the world, the dung-smeared fingerprints of hidden-camera hit man James O’Keefe seem to appear on the “scandal.” The 26-year-old O’Keefe rose to fame with the wildly edited videos of ACORN employees appearing to give tax advice to a “pimp” and “prostitute,” granting Republicans the opportunity to pounce on an organization that encouraged the poor to participate in their democracy. He’s also gone after Planned Parenthood and teachers unions.
March 18, 2011