Rich Galen

Here is a short list of what I suspect are DOs and DON'Ts at NPR:

-- DO say good things about medical marijuana. DON'T say good things about cigarettes.

-- DO say good things about Palestinians. DON'T say good things about Israelis.

-- DO say positive things about "green jobs." DON'T say good things about manufacturing companies.

-- DO say wonderful things about Barack Obama. NEVER say anything good about ANY Republican.

NPR says it gets about two percent of its funding ($3.3 million) from the Federal government, the point being the financial geniuses at NPR consider that to be an insignificant amount. I certainly hope that once the new Republican majority in Congress gets settled in it (a) takes steps to reverse Obama care and (b) frees NPR from the shackles of its Federal subsidy.

Roger Ailes, the head man at Fox, immediately signed Juan Williams to a new contract "that will give him an expanded role with the network."

Ailes described Williams as "a staunch defender of liberal viewpoints" and "an honest man whose freedom of speech is protected by Fox News on a daily basis."

Maybe what we should do is go down to New York Avenue, where NPR is headquartered, and hand out copies of the First Amendment.

Rich Galen

Rich Galen has been a press secretary to Dan Quayle and Newt Gingrich. Rich Galen currently works as a journalist and writes at