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On Wednesday, NPR political editor Ken Rudin, speaking on “Talk of the Nation,” said that the Obama administration’s aggressive war against Fox News was “almost Nixonesque.”
This prompted the average serious NPR listener to do a spit-take with their latte’ and call the network to complain about the vicious swipe at Dear Leader. Rudin had his tail between his legs within 24 hours, and he knew he’d better do something quickly if he ever wanted to work in that federally funded liberal town again.
Byron York features the Rudin’s comprehensive Obamapology:
“I made a boneheaded mistake yesterday,” Rudin wrote on his NPR blog. “Comparing the tactics of the Nixon administration — which bugged and intimidated and harrassed journalists — to that of the Obama administration was foolish, facile, ridiculous and, ultimately, embarrassing to me. I should have known better and, in fact, I do know better. I was around during the Nixon years. I am fully cognizant of what they did and attempted to do.”
“I apologize for a dumb comparison.”
Wow, somebody from NPR actually flirts with the truth as it concerns this administration’s thug-like tactics and he ends up apologizing for it? Too bad. “We now return you to your regularly scheduled Obama butt-kissing.”
By the way, contrary to popular opinion, Rudin was not coerced into his Obamapology whatsoever — he was simply assisted in delivering it to a broader audience. Here’s video proof: