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Qtec
11-19-2010, 04:46 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Fox News President Roger Ailes apologized today to Abe Foxman, head of the Anti-Defamation League, for his incendiary remarks about NPR having a "Nazi kind of attitude."

"This morning you might be receiving calls because I used the word 'Nazi attitudes' to describe the NPR officials who fired Juan Williams," Ailes wrote to Foxman. "I was of course ad-libbing and should not have chosen that word, but I was angry at the time because of NPR's willingness to censor Juan Williams for not being liberal enough."

In an interview with The Daily Beast's Howard Kurtz, Ailes said NPR is "the left wing of Nazism." </div></div>


link (http://www.thedailybeast.com/blogs-and-stories/2010-11-17/fox-news-chief-roger-ailes-blasts-national-public-radio-brass-as-nazis/)

Wag the dog.


<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">WASHINGTON -- <span style='font-size: 17pt'>The Republican campaign to take away all federal funding from National Public Radio </span>(NPR) was over before it began, with GOP lawmakers' procedural trick to force a vote on the issue failing on Thursday. It was the first GOP-ordered House vote since the election.

The proposal to defund NPR was the latest winning item on the Republicans' gimmicky YouCut site, which allows the public to pick the cuts they would like to see receive an up-or-down vote on the House floor. In order to get these votes, they try to make a procedural vote on an unrelated piece of legislation the vote on the YouCut item.

"This week's winning YouCut proposal is sponsored by Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-CO), and would terminate all taxpayer funding of National Public Radio (NPR), saving taxpayers potentially tens of millions of -- perhaps even over a hundred million -- dollars," read a release from Rep. Eric Cantor's (R-Va.) office. "Implementing this initiative would signal that the days of bailing out irresponsible decision-makers at taxpayers' expense are over.

Democrats easily scuttled the GOP maneuver on Thursday, voting 239-171 to close debate on the underlying measure and move on, without voting on the NPR proposal. </div></div>


Rush Limbaugh says jump and they all jump.
Fox dictates policy and they follow like good little lap dogs.

How pathetic.

Q

Gayle in MD
11-19-2010, 05:45 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Qtec</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Fox News President Roger Ailes apologized today to Abe Foxman, head of the Anti-Defamation League, for his incendiary remarks about NPR having a "Nazi kind of attitude."

"This morning you might be receiving calls because I used the word 'Nazi attitudes' to describe the NPR officials who fired Juan Williams," Ailes wrote to Foxman. "I was of course ad-libbing and should not have chosen that word, but I was angry at the time because of NPR's willingness to censor Juan Williams for not being liberal enough."

In an interview with The Daily Beast's Howard Kurtz, Ailes said NPR is "the left wing of Nazism." </div></div>


link (http://www.thedailybeast.com/blogs-and-stories/2010-11-17/fox-news-chief-roger-ailes-blasts-national-public-radio-brass-as-nazis/)

Wag the dog.


<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">WASHINGTON -- <span style='font-size: 17pt'>The Republican campaign to take away all federal funding from National Public Radio </span>(NPR) was over before it began, with GOP lawmakers' procedural trick to force a vote on the issue failing on Thursday. It was the first GOP-ordered House vote since the election.

The proposal to defund NPR was the latest winning item on the Republicans' gimmicky YouCut site, which allows the public to pick the cuts they would like to see receive an up-or-down vote on the House floor. In order to get these votes, they try to make a procedural vote on an unrelated piece of legislation the vote on the YouCut item.

"This week's winning YouCut proposal is sponsored by Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-CO), and would terminate all taxpayer funding of National Public Radio (NPR), saving taxpayers potentially tens of millions of -- perhaps even over a hundred million -- dollars," read a release from Rep. Eric Cantor's (R-Va.) office. "Implementing this initiative would signal that the days of bailing out irresponsible decision-makers at taxpayers' expense are over.

Democrats easily scuttled the GOP maneuver on Thursday, voting 239-171 to close debate on the underlying measure and move on, without voting on the NPR proposal. </div></div>


Rush Limbaugh says jump and they all jump.
Fox dictates policy and they follow like good little lap dogs.

How pathetic.

Q
</div></div>Pathetic is the right word, for sure.

It's going to get a lot worse, now....

LWW
11-19-2010, 06:34 AM
Gubmint operated broadcasting was a pillar of the Nazi regime.

LWW

Qtec
11-19-2010, 06:59 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Gubmint operated broadcasting was a pillar of the Nazi regime.

LWW </div></div>

Are you calling Bush a Nazi?

Q

Gayle in MD
11-19-2010, 07:25 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Qtec</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Gubmint operated broadcasting was a pillar of the Nazi regime.

LWW </div></div>

Are you calling Bush a Nazi?

Q </div></div>

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eg8r
11-19-2010, 09:07 AM
What part of this has anything to do with partisanship? The Reps want to defund NPR. Are you saying NPR IS the liberal media arm of the Democrats and the Reps want to shut them up?

The way I look at it is the Reps see NPR as abusing taxpayer money firing people for no reason if that person does not tow the company's partisanship line.

eg8r

Qtec
11-20-2010, 02:14 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">The way I look at it is the Reps see NPR <u>as abusing taxpayer money firing people for no reason</u> </div></div>

What a crock. How is that an abuse of public funds?

BTW, NPR network receives about 2 % of its budget from the Govt.
Big wow.

Q

LWW
11-20-2010, 04:50 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Qtec</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Gubmint operated broadcasting was a pillar of the Nazi regime.

LWW </div></div>

Are you calling Bush a Nazi?

Q </div></div>

I've called Bush a fascist because Bush was a fascist ... as is Obama ... as was Clinton.

Kudos for paying attention.

LWW

LWW
11-20-2010, 04:51 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Qtec</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">The way I look at it is the Reps see NPR <u>as abusing taxpayer money firing people for no reason</u> </div></div>

What a crock. How is that an abuse of public funds?

BTW, NPR network receives about 2 % of its budget from the Govt.
Big wow.

Q </div></div>

Then if it's not needed why the uproar?

LWW

eg8r
11-20-2010, 04:05 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">What a crock. How is that an abuse of public funds?

</div></div>NPR is partially publically funded. If they were private like Fox they could get away with it. Instead they are abusing the money the taxpayers provide.

As far as your "big wow" statement, maybe you should have applied it to your logic when you decided to make this post. The reps want to block 2% funding to NPR, big wow.

eg8r