NPR Watch (8/4/16) — The Political Left: Transparently Stupid


Bottom Line: We’ve made this point many times in these pages: the left is transparently stupid. What they try to pass off as insight and deep thought is almost always thinly-veiled lies, propaganda, fabrications, hogwash or some combination of all four. It really doesn’t take much intellectual effort to reveal the twaddle, but it does take some. Along with just a dash of critical thinking. But we have to use our brains. It’s obvious that the political left, and their ventriloquist’s dummies at NPR, don’t.


If it weren’t for the fact that these people — the political left — run our country for the most part, as well as the vast majority of the rest of the world for that matter, what I report below would be almost funny. Sadly, it’s not.

I was listening to National Public Radio (NPR) on the way to work the other day. On came a story about the opening ceremonies of the Olympic Games. The NPR reporterette, one Lulu Garcia-Navarro (I think), breathlessly revealed that it was going to be a Brazilian extravaganza featuring samba music (Wow! Any ethno-regional stereotyping going on there at all?!? 🙂 ) and a whole bunch of other Brazilian-type stuff.

Okay. Whatever.(1)

Then, however, on comes some 12-year old moppet who, the NPR reporterette informs us, is going to perform at the opening ceremony. The child planned to do a song of some sort, and the reporterette asked the tot what the song would be about. “Well,” she replied, “there’s a lot of racism and sexism in the world and it should stop.”(2)

Some quick thoughts about that:

  1. Again, in a theme that we’ve brought up here many times: what 12-year old talks like that? Answer: None — except, of course, a 12-year old who’s been fed the line, and is simply repeating it back, like one of those colorful Brazilian parrots. Here in America, we used to think that the indoctrination of children was a bad thing. We never thought that a 12-year old kid was ever a valid commentator on weighty or controversial issues of the day.
  2. So, the quote was a lie. The kid didn’t say that, and if she did, like all 12-year old kids, she didn’t know what she was talking about, and you shouldn’t listen to her anyway. Anything she could possibly say would be nothing more than propaganda about which the moppet, let’s face it, knows nothing that she wasn’t fed by someone else.
  3. Serious question: Does NPR really consider their audience so slack-jawed, drooling, slope-headed stooopid, that they think they’ll fall for the idea that a 12-year old is some kind of valid spokesperson for anything?
  4. This use of the 12-year old kid — it’s exploitation. If we on the right were to try to do something like that, the left would be out in full force, loudly and operatically condemning — correctly in this case! — the horrible exploitation of the poor child.
  5. It’s entirely possible that National Public Radio — the staff, editors, on-air personalities, etc — is, collectively, every bit that slack-jawed, drooling, slope-headed stooopid. It’s entirely possible they think that this 12-year old moppet is really dispensing informed, educated, in-the-know wisdom about the world.

This essay is of a piece with this one,(3) that we published recently, and with this one that we saw today in the great National Review Online.

The point: As we’ve often said, you always come out of a session with NPR “news” less informed than you go in. If, that is, you take what they dole out as actual news, and not the codswallop that it really is. The other point: We’ve made this point many times in these pages: the left is transparently stupid. What they try to pass off as insight and deep thought is almost always thinly-veiled lies, propaganda, fabrications, hogwash or some combination of all four. It really doesn’t take much intellectual effort to reveal the twaddle, but it does take some. Along with just a dash of critical thinking. But we have to use our brains. It’s obvious that the political left, and their ventriloquist’s dummies at NPR, don’t.

— xPraetorius

Notes:


(1) I note offhandedly that if we were to host the Olympic Games here in the United States — you know a place where we have actual justification to take some actual satisfaction in all that we’ve accomplished as a nation — and someone were to suggest that we put on an opening day spectacle, mentioning that, well, the purple-faced, vein-bulging, spittle-flecked, apoplectic rage would be everywhere. “How dare you!” they’d spit “How dare you consider putting on such a jingoistic, non-diverse, non-inclusive, neo-fascistic spectacle?!? No!” they’d rage, “you must put on something that details all that America has done wrong and that tells what a global criminal America has been!”

(2) That’s a near word-for-word quote. I may have missed a word or two; the meaning, though,  is on the nose.

(3) This was an essay in which we reported that NPR had reported — as fact — that a six-year old little muslim girl said to her muslim mommy, as the mommy trotted out to attend the Democratic National Convention: “Mommy go make sure that Donald Trump doesn’t become President so people won’t hate us.”

This kind of pointless idiocy — taking what comes out of the mouths of moppets, tykes and toddlers, and pretending that we all  can discern some great, overarching wisdom therein — is a long-standing egregious habit of NPR’s. I remember decades ago, when they dispatched Linda Wertheimer, old, old anchor for NPR , out to some third-grade class to interview the wide-eyed tots for their perspectives on something or other. That was just the first time I noticed this lamentable habit of theirs. There have been many incidents of just the same pointless inanity on NPR since then.

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