NPR's formula was 95% truthiness and 5% balderdash. We liberals were grateful anyway to hear NPR; we sighed during the Obama administration: “Thank goodness for NPR, protecting our compassionate values despite those heartless, polluting, wildlife-killing, nature-bulldozing Republicans!”
|CIA operative became NPR President in 1998|
Then came 2016 and Bernie Sanders. Liberals who weren’t blinded by the status quo expected our darling NPR to at least give the #FeelTheBern campaign the time of day. We were a phenomenon! Bernie was drawing enormous crowds. And small (often $27) donations meant for him added up to $228 Million from an unprecedented thirteen million idealists. Not even proven Primary election fraud was worthy of their attention: NPR gave Bernie short shrift if any mention at all.
It wasn’t just the crowds they ignored. (I was fortunate to attend the rally in Portland, Oregon where almost twenty thousand of us saw a little bird land on Bernie’s podium. Ever hear 20,000 simultaneous gasps of delight?) The enthusiasm of volunteers like me wasn’t acknowledged by NPR except to belittle us as “Bernie Bros.” (News media pretended only college boys supported Bernie, even though the meetings I attended were dominated by grey-haired women!) But contempt for Bernie voters in 2016, while infuriating, wasn’t what appalled me:
I caught NPR using hypnosis on their listeners!
Now – two years later – I know about CIA’s mind-control techniques and Obama’s legalizing propaganda against American citizens. But back then I was just a casual student of hypnosis and neurolinguistic programming. NPR’s soothing female voice that addressed Hillary Clinton’s social-justice talking points was a spoonful of sugar unmistakably designed to bypass rationality and portray Clinton as something we all know she’s not: appealing.
NPR’s brainwashing scheme relies on convincing their listeners that they’re superior to other people. I was their white-collar target demographic so can confess their effectiveness: listening in my home or car, I felt intimate with the speakers and lifted up into elite membership of college graduates who are sensitive and caring. We struggle to convey nuance and altruism to boors. “NPR is classy like me. Alas, most people are selfish and ignorant.” Hillary’s campaign used the same snobbery when she dismissed half of Americans as “a basket of deplorables.”
The bigotry that NPR listeners expressed in 2016 about us “Bernie Bros” – to my face, even while they can see I’m a middle-aged female – opened my eyes to NPR’s prejudice against “deplorable” conservative voters. Now NPR’s treatment of Trump supporters takes “Trump Derangement Syndrome” into the realm of character assassination.
In her NPR interview with NBC’s Ben Collins, he claims conservatives who protest pedophilia are just duped by Russia. Decrying a popular source of research, Q-Anon, he said Q-Anon isn’t Putin per se but Q-Anon followers are just spouting "Russian propaganda.”
|"Russia" is nothing but a ruse to distract from Democrats'|
2016 felony election fraud... but #BlameRussia
Is Russia the only country where it’s not okay to rape kids?
Obedient pedophiles get power, wealth and protection from the "Illuminati" cabal and corrupt FBI and CIA.
|NPR public radio is protecting pedophile rings. Why?|
I voted for Bernie Sanders and was a fan of Big Government till his run in 2016 showed me that our government is controlled by that mafia.
Since he’s been in office, Trump has spurred the arrest of many more child-rape traffickers than previous administrations. You may recall the chant of “Lock her up” when I tell you I’ve spoken to an alleged eyewitness of Hillary’s abuse of children. The germ of Trump Derangement Syndrome may lie in the failed presidential candidate’s pedophilia.
NPR listeners are scoffing at me right now. Sigh. I’m an incest survivor and can say with full cognizance that those scoffers may need to reincarnate as childhood rape victims. But I know how bad that sounds.
NPR's writers are brilliant manipulaters of your feelings. I too fall for their virtue-signaling sob stories. I feel sorry for NPR listeners. The several I’ve know personally -- white-collar workers including a school teacher and university professors -- had that radio station playing at any hour of the day because the listeners live in lonely situations and want to feel connected, informed and vital. To be honest, they probably enjoy feeling superior to “deplorables.”
I don't know how to convince snobs that they're wrong except to admit that I was born in Carmel, went to fancy schools, IQ 143, grad-degree professional, and am begging:
Please, turn off NPR and connect in person with the ex-Bernie Bros and Trump supporters like me. You will be astounded how informed and alive our friendship will make you feel, if you just break your trance. I woke up when Obama okayed drilling in the Arctic: I realized he’s an utter phony.
NPR is just as fake.
And NPR was infinitely better when their emphasis was music!
Hey, after you stop hating me and half of all Americans, we can all have a sing along. Who needs radio? We’ve got each other.
The author VC Bestor is
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|No, you're lulled asleep by NPR's diversionary chant of RUSSIA RUSSIA RUSSIA!|