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So NPR has a project it is calling Memos To The President, and today in the car I heard Kathryn Jean Lopez, Editor-at-large, National Review Online, read hers.

Of all the gall, the unadorned brass – she talks about having a moral position about abortion‽

What about the immoral war of choice that she and her employers pushed, including the lies used to support it? What about the torture that they justified as necessary? She doesn’t think tax money should pay for abortion, well I don’t think that tax money should be spent on murder and torture, even if she believes they are necessary.

If she was so concerned about this issue, why didn’t she push it when Republicans controlled the White House and Congress? Why is this suddenly and issue when Democrats win elections?

Of course, the answer is simple – she has no concern for morality, she only cares about keeping her job and doing what her bosses want. Deficits, fraud, waste… none of those things are problems when Republicans are in charge, only when Democrats take control.

I brook no claim of morals from the whited sepulchre that is NRO.


1 Suzan { 11.09.10 at 11:46 am }

I think we should judge those “shows” by whom they feel moral or intelligent enough to allow to dispense their “wisdom” to the masses.

If enough people paid attention to where the “information givers” came from that appear on these shows, we could deny them the ratings to continue immediately.

And, thusly, solve one problem.

Or one would hope.


So NPR has a project it is calling Memos To The President, and today in the car I heard Kathryn Jean Lopez, Editor-at-large, National Review Online

2 Bryan { 11.09.10 at 1:18 pm }

Why anyone would ask NRO for comment is beyond understanding.

3 Jack K., the Grumpy Forester { 11.09.10 at 10:16 pm }

…two thoughts about that piece:

1) Either Kathryn Jean Lopez or NPR owes me a new kitchen counter radio to replace the one that paid the price for the rank stupidity of the quote.

B) Some days it seems almost too easy to add reasons to the growing list entitled “why I no longer contribute during Pledge Week”.

4 Bryan { 11.09.10 at 10:44 pm }

I was already dealing with SUVs that can’t stay in their lane when it came on, so I couldn’t spare a hand to change stations, but it really ticked me off.

I know what you mean about pledge week. I was a regular until they decided to move to the right and include so many whackoes. I never had a problem with watching Buckley, back when I watched TV, because there was at least intelligent conversation on Firing Line, but NPR went around the bend under the Hedgemony.

5 Badtux { 11.09.10 at 11:35 pm }

Ah yes, Buckley. At one point the Republicans had intelligent people in charge. Evil intelligent people, granted — see Buckley’s excuses for government-enforced apartheid in the South — but intelligent nevertheless. Crap, I’m even feeling wistful about Richard f’ing Nixon right now, a man so twisted he needed to be screwed into his boots, but at least he had more brains than an inbred lab rat, unlike today’s teabagging cretins shouting “Keep your government hands off my Medicare!”. SIiiiiiiiigh!

– Badtux the Reminiscing Penguin

6 Bryan { 11.09.10 at 11:53 pm }

Buckley’s conclusions on a number of issues were totally off the wall, but he could at least put forth a cogent argument for them.

Tricky Dick was actually pretty reasonable on the environment and other areas that didn’t involve foreign policy or his innate paranoia. In general he had actual intelligent reasons for what he did and acted accordingly. Alas, his paranoia opened the door to the whackoes, and they flooded in under Reagan.