The anti-Southern bigotry of @NPR

Posted by: Phineas on March 6, 2014 at 6:00 pm

**Posted by Phineas

Chattanooga VW workers, per MSNBC

A handful of Southern Democrats, per NPR

Jonah Goldberg listened to an NPR story about the defeat in the Senate of radical Leftist lawyer Debo Adegbile to head the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division. Per NPR, a “handful of Southern Democrats” (1) voted with the Republicans to defeat Adegbile. Here’s the roster:

  • Chris Coons (Del.)
  • Bob Casey (Pa.)
  • Mark Pryor (Ark.)
  • Heidi Heitkamp (N.D.)
  • Joe Manchin (W.V.)
  • Joe Donnelly (Ind.)
  • John Walsh (Mont.)
  • Harry Reid (NV)

Apparently I’m not as knowledgeable about US History as I thought; I completely missed Pennsylvania and Indiana joining the Confederacy, and I didn’t realize the South butted up against Canada.

NPR: “National Public Reactionaries.”

Footnote:
(1) Hint to the Morning Edition producers —  Jim Crow ended a long time ago.

(Crossposted at Public Secrets)

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5 Responses to “The anti-Southern bigotry of @NPR”

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  1. ST says:

    Wow! Unfreakingreal.

  2. Drew the Infidel says:

    Your tax dollars hard at work.

    Has anyone ever been on the right side of bigotry?

  3. Carlos says:

    Well, if you only count Arkansas and West Virginia, that might seem like a “handful” of southern bigots to NPR.

    ‘Course, to NPR I guess just being from the “south” (as defined by the list, that would include any state south of Canada, probably) you most likely would be counted a bigot anyway, leastwise if y’all happen to be a WASP.

    Sometimes I wonder if they can’t see the blatant irony of nearly everything they say and do, like all libs/statists/elitist idiots. Then I come to my senses and realize that’s one of the things that makes them libs/statists/elitists. They have no capacity to see the stupidity of what they are.

  4. Larry Sheldon says:

    West Virginia split off from Virginia because they did NOT agree with the Confederacy–immediately after its creation, it was admitted to the Union.

  5. Neo says:

    I concluded that NPR must have been thinking of the Copperhead (Peace) Democrats, who were quite happy to let the Confederacy leave the Union if the war was avoided.

    A majority of Copperhead (Peace) Democrats supported war to save the Union, but a strong and active minority asserted that the Republicans had provoked the South into secession; that the Republicans were waging the war in order to establish their own domination, suppress civil and states rights, and impose “racial equality”; and that military means had failed and would never restore the Union.
    With the conclusion of the war in 1865 the Peace Democrats were thoroughly discredited. Most Northerners believed, not without reason, that Peace Democrats had prolonged war by encouraging the South to continue fighting in the hope that the North would abandon the struggle.
    In the state elections of Connecticut, Rhode Island, and New Hampshire, Republicans won major victories over Copperhead opponents. President Lincoln had arranged for Republican political boss Thurlow Weed to raise $15,000 among New York financiers to back Republican campaigns, thus assuring the victories.