I was listening to National Public Radio (NPR) this evening, on the ride home from work. On came a promo for a show called “Reveal.” Now, you should know that there are NPR shows that are unabashedly hard, hard leftist, and they make no bones about it. This is why you should be absolutely indignant that your tax dollars pay for this slop, but that’s for another day.
About this promo.
An earnest-sounding woman came on and said roughly the following:
She’s not well-regarded by those who know her. She’s known to be a con artist and a fraud.
On comes another woman who says, plainly in answer to some kind of interview question:
She’s no one I’d want to be around children!
Back comes the first woman to say:
She’s set up a day-care center and because she’s a Christian no one can stop her.
Now, that’s roughly how it went, but I’m not sure who exactly said what. That, however, is exactly the tenor of the promo. And, the last quote, above, is nearly exact.
Well, thinks one on hearing that, those scoundrelly, nasty-wasty Christians are at it again, aren’t they? Imposing their beliefs on all our poor, innocent children! And, of course, all those people who just know this woman is such a louse are flocking to her day care center to enroll their children!
Okay, okay, okay…even those obvious things were not why I penned this piece. Here’s another way to express that last quote
She wants to set up a day-care center and because she’s a muslim no one can stop her.
She wants to set up a day-care center and because she’s a Jew no one can stop her.
Then there’s this, which is equally likely to be true:
She wants to set up a day-care center and because she’s a Hindu no one can stop her.
She wants to set up a day-care center and because she’s a Buddhist, or a Taoist, or a gay, or a straight, or a Zoroastrian or a believer in Santeria, or… no one can stop her.
Getting the point?
In point of fact, the proper way to say it would be something like:
Unless someone’s a convicted sex offender, there’s probably no way anyone can stop any free person from setting up a day care center any time he or she wants, no matter his or her, well, anything.
There was no indication that the woman in question had ever done anything wrong, just that (1) she’s not well-regarded by those who know her, (2) she’s a Christian, or says she is, and (3) she wants to set up a day-care center.
Well, the fact that she’s a Christian means that many, many, many people think she’s a fraud, or a con artist — especially if she lives in a blue state and is open about her Christianity. That’s just given.
But, the promo didn’t leave you with something true, just completely misleading, purest propaganda.
The promo was on a network that you and I pay for with our tax dollars!
Can you imagine the howling you’d hear from the left if someone were to suggest that tax dollars fund, say, some pro-life organization or other?