One of the greatest perversions of statism is the use of taxpayer money to push for ever more government spending and intervention. A casual listener to the far-left end of the FM dial, National Public Radio, will quickly conclude that NPR is one of America's leading offenders in this perversion.
Let's just take one show, the Aug. 22 evening newscast "All Things Considered," perhaps one of the most ill named programs in the history of radio. Conservatism is never considered. It is only besmirched, assaulted and rhetorically dismembered.
NPR anchor Robert Siegel was covering the new Martin Luther King memorial statue on the National Mall in Washington D.C. So in order to consider all things, he asked black wacko-leftist Julian Bond if Tea Party activists were racist.
Siegel threw this softball at Bond: "Some people read into the Tea Party's almost neuralgic reaction to government spending, a sense that white people figure black people benefit disproportionately from federal programs. Do you suspect a racial subtext to that whole argument?" Bond said, "absolutely," "there is a racial animus there."
This was actually a little well-behaved for Bond. In the past, Bond has denounced the Tea Party as the "Taliban wing" of the GOP. Speaking of Republicans, Bond stated after the 1994 revolution that the "running dogs of the wacky radical right" insured "white supremacy" was "everywhere in America" and insisted then that in the Reagan years, the Republicans were a "crazed swarm of right-wing locusts." That's who NPR turns to for sober analysis.
Later in the same program, NPR offered a profile of Democrat Sen. Max Baucus, a member of the new "super committee" that will somehow magically reduce the deficit in a way the larger Congress cannot. Only liberals are allowed to analyze.
Liberal number one: "Pat Williams was Montana's Democratic congressman through the 1980s and '90s. While he considers Baucus a friend, he doesn't agree with many of his fiscal policies." Williams said, "most notably, I've been disappointed in that he was the leading Democrat who engineered the passage of George W. Bush's tax cuts, which have been disastrous for the country." (NPR has no time for anyone who thinks the Bush tax cuts were not "disastrous" for America.)