The standard pattern in every corporate and governmental bureaucracy of this unfortunate land: Nobody gets fired for incompetence or criminality. You only get fired for telling the truth.
Until yesterday, the NPR mess stayed within the standard pattern. Juan Williams was fired for telling the truth about our Islamic enemies. Ron Schiller was fired for telling the truth about Jewish control of the media.
But now Vivian Schiller has been fired. Why? She hasn't done anything wrong by modern standards! Her public statements have been 100% false, and she was involved in firing the two truth-tellers, which is correct executive action.
Has she told the truth in a situation that isn't yet publicly known? Or does this indicate a slight return to sanity?
Evidence for the former: Commissar Susan Stamberg, who was the entire reason I stopped** listening to NPR in the '80s, has issued a strong указ
against Comrade V. Schiller. Since Commissar S. Stamberg and Comrade V. Schiller are on the same team in all senses of the word, I have to assume Schiller is not being fired for the publicly visible reasons.
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** Why I stopped: Комиссар С. Стамберг was interviewing some distinguished old historian. The historian said "When our forefathers designed the Constitution..." and Комиссар С. Стамберг sharply interrupted him: "Forepersons." The historian tried to fight back: "Well, I used the word forefathers because they were all male. It's a fact." Комиссар С. Стамберг gave him 20 loooooooooooong painful seconds of dead air, then switched to a different subject. I switched off NPR at that moment.
I've resumed listening in the last couple of years because NPR has become relatively unbiased (at least by comparison to the grotesquely insane cable channels) and because Комиссар С. Стамберг is no longer a major daily part of the broadcast.