NPR, proud bastion of journalistic integrity (cough, cough, giggle), is fending off criticism Monday from their latest blatant attempt at media manipulation.
NPR put out a now-deleted tweet over the weekend claiming that a video clip of protestors getting mowed down by a moderately-priced mid-size sedan was of “right-wing extremists” turning “cars into weapons.”
The fine fact-checkers of NPR also stated that there have been reports of up to “50 vehicle-ramming incidents since protests erupted in May.”
For small-minded simpletons on the left, the implication was clear: The KKK got themselves a fleet deal on some gently-used vehicles from the Hertz bankruptcy and is using them to turn peaceful protestors into unwilling gymnasts.
Full rotation with a twist? I give it an 8.9! Look out, Mary Lou Retton!
Of course, when one views the full video, it immediately becomes obvious that the driver was acting in self-defense.
The traditionally left-wing NPR – funded entirely by their supporters since they can’t make money the legitimate way – was immediately called out for the “error” by a Twitter user who posted the full video of the event in question.
NPR didn’t update their article or headline, but they did add this heavily-coerced statement:
Editor’s note: A previous version of this story included a photo of a protester being struck by a car in Louisville, Kentucky. The photo, chosen by editors, does not appear to be an example of the assaults described in the story, and has been replaced. Police have not charged the driver, but have charged two of the protesters involved in that incident. Authorities continue to investigate.
The statement was followed by the original full article – unproven claims and all!
Fun Fact: NPR has a proud history of being anti-police and propagating hate against Conservatives.
1994: NPR arranged to air commentaries by Mumia Abu-Jamal on All Things Considered. Abu-Jamal is a former Blank Panther and political activist who was convicted of murder and sentenced to death in 1982 for the 1981 murder of Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner.
1995: On the December 19, 1995, broadcast of All Things Considered, NPR commentator Andrei Codrescu reported that some Christians believe in a “rapture” and 4 million believers will ascend to Heaven immediately. He continued, “The evaporation of 4 million who believe this crap would leave the world an instantly better place.”
2011: In March of 2011, Ronald Schiller, NPR’s then-senior vice president for fundraising at NPR, was caught on tape calling Republicans “Islamophobic” and “seriously racist, racist people.”
WIBC host Tony Katz addressed the latest NPR controversy in a Monday on-air commentary. Click below to check it out.