Steve Inskeep, A veteran National Public Radio correspondent, is calling from Cairo, having just visited a 23-year-old man with welts on his back who says the Egyptian Army tortured him.
“That, to me, is a real story,” he says. At a time when he is trying to get flak jackets to his colleagues in Libya, Inskeep has little patience for charges that NPR leans to the left. “What’s important to us is the work we do,” he says. “I actually get accused of being a conservative as often as I get accused of being a liberal.”
If that’s so, show me one liberal who wants to defund NPR, and show me a prominent, actual conservative who will defend it. The very babes in arms know NPR is leftist, just as the NEA is, just as almost any government entity you care to name is. They are because leftists rely on the government for money and subsidies: the rest of us have to work for a living to pay taxes to fund this bullshit.
This ties in to why conservatives are suspicious of so-called “science’ promulgated by government bought and paid for “scientists”. Republicans and conservatives aren’t anti-science: they know that scientists these days are dependent on government money to live and work. Therefore, they toe the government line on measures which will increase the government’s power; in return they get their grants. Global Warming is just one of the many ways this trade-off is most blatantly obvious.