It was almost as if NPR were running an anti-fundraising drive, trying to alienate anyone to the right of Clarence Darrow.
I mean, goodness knows they’ve already tried their hardest.
Quite frankly, I’m assuming liberals tune in for the same reasons I owned albums from bands with names like the Jesus Lizard and Atari Teenage Riot when I was a kid: It may be wholly unlistenable, but it alienates the kind of person with some modicum of sense who might have to be in the same vicinity while you listen to it. In my case, we’re talking about parents and teachers; in liberals’ cases, anyone to their right who prefers their radio with hosts who sound like they’re doing it awake.
First, in an interview published Aug. 27, the taxpayer-funded radio network’s “Code Switch” podcast interviewed Vicky Osterweil, the author of “In Defense of Looting,” a book that makes exactly the argument its title might suggest.