The site NPR Check (link on right) keeps an eye on the right-wing tendencies of public radio, no more so than in this critique in the comments of a recent piece aired there:
GRUMPY DEMO said…
Just when you thought NPR couldn’t sink any lower:
New Policy Gives Hope To Some Facing Deportation : NPR: New Policy Gives Hope To Some Facing Deportation
by SARAH GONZALEZ
NPR continues normalizing Right Wing Fringe Extremism:
NPR quotes “Kristen Williamson with the Federation for American Immigration Reform” opposed to Obama’s change in immigration.
Really NPR? Really? The Federation for American Immigration Reform? An organization that has been identified group described as a “hate group” by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC):
“FAIR’s founder, John Tanton, has expressed his wish that America remain a majority-white population: a goal to be achieved, presumably, by limiting the number of nonwhites who enter the country. One of the group’s main goals is upending the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965, which ended a decades-long, racist quota system that limited immigration mostly to northern Europeans. FAIR President Dan Stein has called the Act a “mistake.”
“As Whites see their power and control over their lives declining, will they simply go quietly into the night? Or will there be an explosion?”
— FAIR founder and board member John Tanton, Oct. 10, 1986
What’s worse “Federation for American Immigration Reform” : NPR Search (BETA): Quoted this organization several times.”
What’s next? NPR to interview the Klan on civil rights?
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