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NPR = No Public Radio

By Fr. Robert J. Carr
©Catholic Online 2005

Lobbying efforts by Public Broadcasting to continue federal funding to the anti-Catholic National Public Radio saved the life of the network in congress this week. Locally the WGBH Educational Foundation, parent to WGBH Television and Radio, the queen of public broadcasting, lobbyied support from listeners to their representatives in congress. They wanted them to call their congressmen and request continued tax funded grants to this and other public radio stations. Obviously, they were successful.

I used to work in public radio and indeed, it used to do a lot of good. However, lately public radio, and NPR specifically, has had an intense anti-Catholic agenda. It is worthy of saying that Catholics would do well to lobby against National Public Radio and PBS as well.

National Public Radio is the network of WBUR and WGBH in Boston. Now the fact that they broadcast the same NPR program at the same time to the same broadcasting area should raise a few flags. If you don't like to hear All Things Considered in Boston at 90.9FM(4pm-6:30pm weeknights) you can tune the dial to 89.7FM (5pm-7pm weeknights) and listen to it anyway, thanks to the taxpayers in the United States of America. (You think I am kidding? I am not.) Do not forget Marketplace! 6:30pm on WBUR-FM and 7:00pm on WGBH-FM.

Yet, more importantly, as the crisis began, National Public Radio rolled out its anti-Catholic machine. Terry Gross on WHYY's Fresh Air, heard nationally on NPR, mocked the intellectual capacity of priests. (You think I am kidding? I am not.) Fresh Air is the gay oriented interview program of WHYY. Its home in Philadelphia is not far from Temple University also in Pennsylvania. Temple is the public university that maintains, on its website, a constitution of the Catholic Church. This is to be put into place when University professors Ingrid Shafer at the University of Science and Arts in Oklahoma, Leonard Swidler at Temple University in Pennsylvania and Thomas Groome of Boston College successfully implement their plans to overthrow the Roman Catholic Church. (You think I am kidding? I am not.)

WBUR-FM at Boston University, home of the president of Voice of the Faithful, and a rather embarrassing industrial accident with Tularemia, used their expert on priestly celibacy to bash the Catholic priesthood. His only qualifications to do so? He was the NPR reporter from Vermont(You think I am kidding? I am not.), home of the first state to permit civil unions under the tenure of then governor Howard Dean, now chairman of the Democratic Party. Tularemia by the way is one of first diseases that became a biological warfare agent. The Russians invented the weapons grade form. (You think I am kidding? I am not.)

I suppose I could give you more examples if I did not swear off of NPR after I got tired of their company policy of Catholic Bashing. (Sorry Tom and Ray) Suffice it to say that in the summer of 2003, associates of democratic representative Barney Frank from Massachusetts declared war on Catholics and Evangelicals worldwide, at the United Nations (You think I am kidding? I am not) one of the organs of this attack in the United States is National Public Radio.

If I get any pleasure from National Public Radio at all, it is in mockingly repeating the words that NPR stands for when a reporter from WBUR-FM requests information on a story about the Roman Catholic Church. "WBUR-FM, Naationaaal Publiiiiiic Raaaaadiooooooooo you have got to be kidding me."

Catholics do not need to see their tax dollars supporting the modern version of the vicious anti-Catholic Know Nothing party of the late 1800's. Nor should they support National Public Radio or PBS. Anti-Catholic state radio is something that we expect to hear in China and Vietnam. We are the United States of America. If we want to listen to this kind of propaganda we can always seek out China Radio International and Radio Vietnam on the web. Congress may support funding this tax supported Catholic basher, but you do not have to do so. Please do not support any radio station affiliated with National Public Radio or any television station affiliated with PBS unless you agree that you should pay for your own persecution. (You think I am kidding? I am not.)


Catholicism Anew MA, US
Fr. Robert J. Carr - parochial vicar, 617 625-0029



NPR, anti-catholicism, Tularemia, WGBH, WBUR, Boston University, Thomas Groome, Ingrid Shafer, Leonard Swidler

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