These people want to destroy you. You don’t get to decide whether you have political enemies or not. Your enemies have that power. But you can decide how to respond to them. The default setting is a series of political defeats. It permits a trickster to take down your CEO. #
6. And what did the NPR board “win” for itself by handing James O’Keefe the public wreckage that his culture war methods require to succeed? Vivian Schiller, commenting on her resignation: “I’m hopeful that my departure from NPR will have the intended effect of easing the defunding pressure on public broadcasting.” #
Pat Butler, chief executive of the Association of Public Television Stations, which lobbies for federal money, commenting on Vivian Schiller’s resignation: “As far as I can see, no one has changed his or her mind. The people who were for us are still for us, and the people who were against us are still against us.” #
That’s what the board won.
There is no one I respect more in the media space than Jay Rosen - He goes on in this seminal post to offer sound advice to NPR and to the system.
Sadly - this is not the first time he has said what he says today - there may only be this one chance to take it.
"The Voice From Nowhere - Delenda Est"
And for those who did have a classical education - This was the Battle Cry of Rome after their defeat by the Carthaginians "Carthago Delenda Est" Carthage must be destroyed.
The Voice from Nowhere is a cancer that is killing you. You must cut it out.