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    By the way, my thought on the Olbermann thing are that its soley a matter between him and his employer. Because of his vitriolic attitude, he is more disliked than liked, so there will be many more of those waiting to pee on his career failures.

    As for NPR, they hired Juan after he was already an opinion commentator. You can't say that this statement changed things any more than they were. NPR can do what they want. I am sure Juan was well compensated upon departing. I am not worried about it. However, I do think that if you collectively look at NPR's positions, you realize that they should not be privately funded. They should be playing on equal ground as everyone else selling air time.

    Of course this is coming from an mean spirited imperialist capitalist.
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    Where are the major ones like CARE?
    I guess I don't know who CARE is, other than the group that I used to carry around little boxes for as a kid during Halloween to ask donations for.

    I simply responded to your all-inclusive claim that the "Muslim community has been silent." Clearly, they have not.
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    I may have figured out who "CARE" is: it is CAIR, the Council on American-Islamic Relations.

    If that is who you mean, 3/4ths of the way down in the very first link, they have 51 different condemnations of terrorist activity.
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    Quote Originally Posted by leglace View Post
    By the way, my thought on the Olbermann thing are that its soley a matter between him and his employer. Because of his vitriolic attitude, he is more disliked than liked, so there will be many more of those waiting to pee on his career failures.

    As for NPR, they hired Juan after he was already an opinion commentator. You can't say that this statement changed things any more than they were. NPR can do what they want. I am sure Juan was well compensated upon departing. I am not worried about it. However, I do think that if you collectively look at NPR's positions, you realize that they should not be privately funded. They should be playing on equal ground as everyone else selling air time.

    Of course this is coming from an mean spirited imperialist capitalist.
    I am assuming that is a typo and if it is, I agree that NPR should not have government funding. Given that only 6% of their funds come from the government, there is too much potential political pressure as we have seen with conservative Congressmen railing against them for the Williams firing.

    I listen to NPR news all the time and find it not to have much of a bias. Alot of their other programs do have a liberal bent and a lot of the local programming tends to be more liberal.

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    I listen to NPR news all the time and find it not to have much of a bias. Alot of their other programs do have a liberal bent and a lot of the local programming tends to be more liberal.
    I've heard NPRs 'biases' described as "The reporting of stories is fairly balanced, the selection of which stories to report on leans left" which seems about right to me.
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    Here is a quote from one of those websites:
    My old pal Ibrahim Hooper complains in this article: "It's one of the things we still hear: 'Why won't Muslims condemn terrorism?' When I go on a radio talk show, that is the first thing that I hear. That's just not true. Muslims - not only CAIR but all the groups - have been condemning terrorism for years. Some people just don't want to hear it."
    (Emphasis mine)

    This just further substantiates what I have posted on here before, that the media make money from conflict & have no interest in resolving them. They will continue to do things that further inflame our fears & more deeply embed our cultural stereotypes. Yes there is evil but sometimes it is held in place & magnified.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ban basketball View Post
    I may have figured out who "CARE" is: it is CAIR, the Council on American-Islamic Relations.

    If that is who you mean, 3/4ths of the way down in the very first link, they have 51 different condemnations of terrorist activity.
    Thanks for the info
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