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  •  NPR's not quite ACORN (1+ / 0-)
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    No one would have ever heard of ACORN had the GOP not decided to make them into the biggest straw man ever. They took a small organization without resources to fight back and portrayed them as some sort of left-wing juggernaut, a fierce dragon that the GOP was brave enough to stand up against and slay. The media was complicit in this.

    Had the roles been reversed, and it was Democrats who were doing the same to some weak conservative organization, the media, NPR included would have rallied to this organization's side, and there would have been a media firestorm against the Democrats.

    But NPR isn't ACORN, it can fight back when it has to. I remember in 1994, Gingrich raved about shutting down NPR (along with raving about shutting down C-Span), but NPR fought back. Republicans in Minnesota tried to take radio stations away from Minnesota Public Radio, but MPR fought back.

    The GOP tried the ACORN trick with the NAACP, but it doesn't work with any organization that can fight back.

    NPR isn't going to stand up against FOX. The one twisted thing about the whole media is that while FOX is on the offensive 24/7 against anyone else who isn't FOX (Republicans really do think that freaking CNN is ultra-leftist), the rest of the media is utterly unwilling to stand up against FOX, it's always "thank you sir, may I have another?"

    The wolfpack eats venison. The lone wolf eats mice.

    by A Citizen on Mon Oct 25, 2010 at 05:03:35 AM PDT

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