Tuesday, March 8, 2011


NPR exec blasts tea party in hidden-camera video (AP)

FILE - In a Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2009, file photo, James O'Keefe attends a news conference at the National Press Club in Washington. A National Public Radio executive blasts the tea party movement as 'racist' and 'xenophobic' and says NPR would be better off without federal funding in a hidden-camera video released Tuesday, March 8, 2011, by O'Keefe.(AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari, File)AP - A National Public Radio executive was captured on hidden camera calling the tea party movement racist and xenophobic and said NPR would be better off without federal funding, in an embarrassment likely to fuel the latest round of conservative attacks on public broadcasting.

The video was posted Tuesday by James O'Keefe, the same activist whose undercover videos have targeted other groups opposed by conservatives, like the community organizing group ACORN and Planned Parenthood.

KN: I'm sure the leftheads will defend NPR. They never compromise.
But always want others to compromise.
It's OK to demean Palin, but don't you dare demean gays. 
OH, it's not the same, they say. 
I love the hypocrisy, makes me laugh.

Obama restarts Guantanamo trials

By Lolita C. Baldor And Erica Werner, Associated Press Mon Mar 7, 2011
WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama reversed course Monday and ordered a resumption of military trials for terror suspects at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, making his once ironclad promise to close the isolated prison look even more distant
Lest we forget, Mr. Obama reversed his "ironclad promise" in May of 2009, also.
Obama made the change with clear reluctance, bowing to the reality that Congress’ vehement opposition to trying detainees on U.S. soil leaves them nowhere else to go. The president emphasized his preference for trials in federal civilian courts, and his administration blamed congressional meddling for closing off that avenue.
He didn’t blame George Bush?
"I strongly believe that the American system of justice is a key part of our arsenal in the war against al-Qaida and its affiliates, and we will continue to draw on all aspects of our justice system — including (federal) courts — to ensure that our security and our values are strengthened," Obama said in a statement.
"Going forward, all branches of government have a responsibility to come together to forge a strong and durable approach to defend our nation and the values that define who we are as a nation." …

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