The National Public Radio is funded by the American taxpayer. What do we get in return? It is becoming increasingly absurd and hysterical Leftist propaganda. NPR’s Morning Edition Report on Thursday was outrageous. Odette Yousef (the far-Left group’s “Domestic Extremism correspondent”) claimed that 20% of Republican state legislators wanted to change the Constitution. This would include removing equal protection clauses and due process clauses. It also would impose slavery and deny women the right to vote. This is comic-book-level vilification that has no basis in reality — and it’s all paid for by your tax dollars.
Yousef said that her claims were based on a report by a group NPR called a “social justice organization”, but she didn’t name it. Yousef said this to NPR’s Steve Inskeep
The report examined more than 7000 state legislative seats in national capitals during the 2021-2022 legislative period. Steve, uh. Steve. It found that 875 had joined at least 1 far-right Facebook group. This is more than one of ten state legislators and more than one of five Republican state legislators. You’ll also notice that there may be an undercount. Um, you know. Not all state legislators have Facebook groups where they can advertise their affiliations. It does paint a picture. It also revealed another important finding: these legislators were involved in the sponsorship of nearly a thousand bills in a variety of areas including limiting access to vote, limiting discussion about race in schools, restricting women’s abortion access, anti-LGBTQ legislation, placing restrictions on protests, etc.
This was clearly a Leftist view of what the legislators were supporting. They would probably describe it as protecting life, defending the integrity of the electoral system, throwing the hateful and divisive Critical Race Theory out of schools, and prosecuting rioters. NPR doesn’t hear this point of view.
Inskeep asked Yousef: “When somebody says they’re far-right, how does that translate?” Yousef replied: This survey was designed to help draw a clear line between what they considered far-right and what they might be referring to as traditional conservatives. For example, ALEC membership, which is the American Legislative Ec-, Exchange Council, supports the NRA or supports MAGA. This survey was actually just about legislators who are part of an echo chamber, a.k.a. echo chambers that spread misinformation online. It covered things like anti-masking and COVID denial. Some even affiliate with groups that believe the federal government to be illegitimate.
It’s back: “misinformation.” Today’s establishment Left seems determined to spread misinformation or misinformation against its opponents, as Biden’s Disinformation Governance Board would suggest.
Inskeep was eager to expand the narrative and asked: “Would they call them white nationalists?”
Surprisingly Yousef did not immediately give her consent but took a while to do so. She replied: “Not necessarily, um. But many of them support agendas which would overturn portions of the Constitution.” Devin Burghart is the head of the Institute for Research and Education on Human Rights. The survey was conducted by them.
Burghart then says: “If you allowed groups in this category to pursue their agendas in the United States it would like to get rid of equal protection, due process, and even to abolish the amendment against slavery. We would eliminate things like the women’s vote rights. They aren’t out saying, “We want to overthrow the government to create a white nation,” but they are proposing ideas wrapped in a Constitutional package that will ultimately have the same effect.”
NPR has us believing that more than 20% of Republican state legislators would like to restore slavery and deny women voting rights. This outrageous smear is based upon the Left’s talk points about possible Roe v. Wade overturning. The idea is that if abortion is relegated to the states, then other issues in which the federal government has taken a position that was previously up to individual states could also be relegated to the states.
This argument has a fatal flaw. Slavery and women’s rights were subject to Constitutional amendments. However, universal legality for abortion is based upon a controversially argued Supreme Court decision. Republicans could argue that Roe being made sacrosanct would lead to segregation returning, just as the Supreme Court ruled in its favor in Plessy. However, Republicans (“the Stupid Party”) aren’t as dirty as Democrats (“the Evil Party”) in general.
Because the Evil Party is so dirty, our tax dollars will be used to fund this horrendous Leftist propaganda on NPR. NPR must be defunded immediately and completely. For that, we’d need a Congress of patriotic patriots.