NPR vs. Conservative Talk Radio

  • Aired:  11/07/11
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Regardless of conservatives' liberal bias accusations, NPR fires two employees for participating in Occupy Wall Street. (6:25)

>> Jon: WELCOME BACK.

SOME THINGS EVERYONE KNOWS.

PIZZA TASTES GOOD NO MATTER

WHERE IT'S FROM.

LEPRECHAUNS ARE VERY DIFFICULT

TO CATCH.

AND THIS.

>> THE TRUTH IS THAT NPR IS A

LIBERAL ORGANIZATION.

IT ALWAYS HAS BEEN.

NPR HAS BEEN KNOWN TO BE

LIBERAL FOR DECADES NOW.

>> Jon: DECADES.

AT LEAST TWO ACCORDING TO THAT

GUY.

PRETTY YOUNG.

BUT WE ALL REMEMBER SITTING

AROUND IN THE 1960s LISTEN TO

THE WAIT, WAIT, DON'T DRAFT

ME.

SO YOU CAN IMAGINE HOW PLEASED

NPR WOULD BE WHEN THEY FOUND

OUT WORLD OF OPERA HOST LISA

SIMEONE AND CAITLYN CURRAN

WERE SUPPORTING THE OCCUPY

ORGANIZATION.

IT'S WRONG TO CREATE A

MORTGAGE BACKED SECURITY

FILLED WITH LOANS YOU KNOW ARE

GOING TO SALE SO YOU CAN SELL

IT TO A CLIENT BY PICKING THE

LOAN MOST LIKELY TO BE

DEFAULTED UPON.

THAT WAS WHAT THE SIGN SAID.

BY THE WAY, THAT IS A MUCH

BETTER BUMPER STICKER THAN A

SIGN.

I FOLLOWED THAT GUY.

NPR WASN'T PLEASED.

THEY GOT RID OF BOTH

INDIVIDUALS SO THEY'LL NEVER

HAVE TO HERE CRITICISM LIKE

THIS AGAIN.

>> WHY DON'T WE HAVE TAX PAYER

DOLLARS FUNDING FOX NEWS?

>> WHY SHOULD WE PAY ONE TAX

PAYER DOLLAR FOR NPR?

>> Jon: WHY NOT FUND SEAN

HANNITY'S SHOW BECAUSE HIS

SHOW AND NPR ARE REALLY THE

SAME THING.

JUST FROM DIFFERENT SIDES.

THERE'S JUST ONE PROBLEM WITH

THAT COMPARISON, THEY'RE

NOTHING LIKE THE SAME THING.

HERE'S CONSERVATIVE TALK

RADIO.

>> THE SOCIALIST IN THE WHITE

HOUSE, HE'S DESTROYED OUR

NATION'S FINANCES AND HE HAS

NOW SMOTHERED THE PRIVATE

SECTOR.

WE NEED AN EFFECTIVE STRATEGY

TO DEFEAT OBAMA AND THE

AMERICAN LEFT BEFORE THEY ROB

ALL OF US OF EVERYTHING THAT

OUR ANCESTORS, OUR BRAVE MEN

AND WOMEN IN THE MILITARY HAVE

FOUGHT AND BLED AND DIED TO

PRESERVE.

>> WE NEED TO DEFEAT THESE

BASTARDS.

WE NEED TO WIPE THEM OUT.

WE NEED TO CHASE THEM OUT OF

TOWN.

>> Jon: THE MONSTER IS LOOSE

IN THE VILLAGE.

GRAB YOUR PITCH FORK AND YOUR

TORCHES AND WE SHALL ATTACK!

SO IF NPR IS TALK RADIO'S

EQUAL AND OPPOSITE, THAT MUST

MEAN THAT THEIR SHOWS URGE

LISTENERS TO GET A ROPE AND GO

REPUBLICAN-HUNTING.

>> MICHELLE BERNARD YOUR

REACTION TO PRESIDENT OBAMA'S

SPEECH.

>> MY REACTION IS I UNDERSTAND

WHAT HE'S SAYING AND I'VE

HEARD OTHERS SAY IT.

IF YOU LOOK AT THE PRESIDENT'S

SPEECH TONIGHT IT WAS A VERY,

VERY STARK CONTRAST TO ALMOST

EVERY SINGLE SPEECH YOU HEARD

BY PRESIDENT GEORGE BUSH WHEN

HE TALKED ABOUT IRAQ.

>> E.J., JUST BACK TO YOU,

WHAT DID YOU MAKE OF THE

PRESIDENT'S CHARACTERIZATION

OF WHAT'S BEEN ACCOMPLISHED IN

IRAQ?

>> I RESPECTFULLY DISAGREE

WITH MICHELLE HERE.

>> Jon: ((BEEP) OH, MAN.

I HOPE THEY WERE AT LEAST

NAKED IN THE STUDIO.

THAT'S ALL I CAN SAY.

SEE THAT?

THE REPUBLICAN CONSERVATIVE

RADIO, THEY GET PEOPLE TO GO

CHASE FRANKENSTEIN.

NPR, THEY DESCRIBE THE HAMLET,

WHERE THERE IS A MONSTER

THAT'S LIVING.

THEY INCITE THE LISTENERS TO

BRING THEIR TORCHES AND MEET

UP AT THE WINDMILL.

MAYBE A TRAVELOGUE, A CHARMING

RESTAURANT WHERE THEY SERVE

ARTISANAL CHEESES.

MAYBE A ROUND TABLE ABOUT THE

ETHICS OF REANIMATING

MONSTERS.

BUT I WASN'T SURE ABOUT ANY OF

THIS, THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN

NPR AND CONSERVATIVE RADIO

UNTIL LAST SUMMER.

THIS IS A TRUE STORY.

ON A FRIDAY EVENING I WAS

DRIVING HOME IN MY PRIVATE JET--

I LIKE TO TAKE IT OUT ON THE

WEST SIDE HIGHWAY-- IT WAS THE

DAY JOHN BOEHNER WALKED OUT OF

PRESIDENT OBAMA'S DEBT CEILING

TALKS.

TENSIONS ARE HIGH.

NERVES ARE TRAYED.

YOU CAN IMAGINE THESE TWO

MEDIA MIRROR IMAGES AND HOW

THEY WOULD HANDLE THIS

EXPLOSIVE MOMENT.

I WEAR TO GOT, I'M IN THE CAR

AND THIS IS WHAT I HEAR

FLIPPING BACK AND FORTH ON MY

DIAL.

>> LOOK AROUND YOU.

YOU HAVE A PRESIDENT WHO TAKES

ADVICE FROM MARXIST

PROFESSORS.

>> Jon: OOWWW.

I WONDER HOW NPR WILL COUNTER.

>> WELL, MARK, WELCOME TO

FRESH AIR.

YOUR BOOK TELLS US ABOUT SO

MANY DIVERSE AND FASCINATING

SPECIES OF ANTS ACROSS THE

WORLD.

LET'S TELL THE LISTENERS ABOUT

THE BULLDOG ANT OF AUSTRALIA.

>> Jon: (BEEP).

THAT IS WHAT WAS HAPPENING.

MAYBE THEY HAVEN'T GOTTEN TO

BREAK INTO IT YET.

BACK TO CONSERVATIVE RADIO.

>> WE LITERALLY HAVE THE

DEMOCRAT PARTY, WHICH IS THE

PARTY OF CERTAIN DOOM.

>> Jon: SWITCH TO POLITICAL

COVERAGE.

>> WHEN YOU SEE A SWARM OF

ANTS, I MEAN, HOW MANY OF THEM?

>> THEY'RE ALL FEMALE.

THAT'S THE THING.

>> Jon: NOW I WANT TO TAKE

BACK MY GOVERNMENT AND (BEEP)

ANT.

I PUT BACK AND FORTH ALL THE

WAY DOWN TO CAPE MAY.

I COULDN'T DECIDE IF THE

PRESIDENT WAS A SECRET MUSLIM

OR AN ANT.

THAT REALLY HAPPENED.

I'M NOT SAYING NPR ISN'T IS A

RELENTLESS ACTIVIST

ORGANIZATION.

THAT DRILLS ITS MESSAGE INTO

YOUR HEAD 24/7.

IT'S JUST THAT THEIR MESSAGE

IS NOT POLITICAL.

>> WE'RE HAVING OUR MEMBERSHIP

DRIVE NOW.

YOUR CONTRIBUTION IS CRUCIAL

TO KEEPING US GOING.

>> Jon: IT'S NOT A CALL TO

ARMS.

IT'S A CALL TO CALL.

THE CONSERVATIVES ARE IN THE

BUSINESS OF FEAR BUT NPR IS IN

THE BUSINESS OF GUILT.

EVERY TIME YOU TURN IT ON, IT

JUST ASKS, "YOU NEVER CALL."

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