NPR runs nasty hit piece on Herman Cain

This is a particularly nasty hit piece by NPR on Herman Cain. It sounds like something you’d hear from radical leftist cable network MSNBC. Their premise is that Herman Cain isn’t winning the black vote, and then they explain why by taking his words out of context and quoting leftists who believe Republicans are racist.

They misquote him early on: “Herman Cain says poor people are poor because they want to be.” That’s not even what he said, and a gross misinterpretation of what he actually said. He was speaking in the context of those on Occupy Wall Street who blame the banks, Wall Street, and greed for their poor lot in life. He was saying to them that they should only blame themselves if they aren’t rich, not others. He wasn’t referring to people who are legitimately out of work, who are trying to better themselves.



Then they had the audacity to quote Jeff White from the Root.com saying this:

“Basically Herman Cain tells them what they want to hear about blacks and in turn they embrace him and say ‘see that proves that we aren’t racist’. He’s even willing to be a minstrel for them, referring to himself sometimes as cornbread or quoting his father as speaking ungrammatically as saying things like “I does not care”

Not only does NPR use this quote in their hit piece, but they even legitimize it with what they believe is an example of what White was talking about by quoting Cain at the “ultra conservative” Koch brothers Americans For Prosperity event, saying “I’m the Koch Brothers’ brother from another mother! And I’m proud of it!”.

There is absolutely no balance in this report whatsoever and it only seeks to destroy Herman Cain support. Here’s the audio:

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85 thoughts on “NPR runs nasty hit piece on Herman Cain

  1. NPR, what is keeping you from doing an analysis of the accusations against Cain?

    Why don’t you make a list of the accusers, the SPECIFICS of their allegations, contradictions, inconsistencies, etc., etc.?

    For example, aren’t you curious to know why Kraushaas turned down the offer from the NRA to release her from her confidentiality agreement? Answer: She is lying and does not want anyone to know it.

    Why didn’t Bialek report the alleged attack to the POLICE, as it merited? Answer: She is lying, there was no attack.

    Why did Bialek remain in the hotel room which Cain upgraded for her after he allegedly attacked her? Wouldn’t any woman with an ounce of common sense have asked to be moved to another room or moved to another hotel? Answer: She was not afraid because there was no attack. She is lying.

  2. And we are still supposed to believe that NPR is an ‘intelligent’ network? They can’t even see the similarity in their own comment about ‘…a black man who was murdered for whistling at a white woman…’ in the 50’s, and Cain’s situation! This man is under attack because two white women came up with baseless allegations, using nothing more than damaging ‘descriptive’ words without specific details to go with them, and the only detail given (by Bialek) has more holes in it than a colander, yet NPR has the gall to suggest that it is unfair that Cain is being ‘spared from punishment’ from real crimes while another black man was killed for whistling?
    I have a few descriptive words of my own for this report and for NPR: DESPICABLE AND UNETHICAL YELLOW JOURNALISM, DISGRACEFUL, SHAMEFUL, INFAMOUS, NEGLIGENT, IGNORANT, INCOMPETENT, UNFORGIVABLE, RACIST, INTELECTUALLY DEPRIVED, AND MORALLY CORRUPT are only a few.

  3. I want someone to ask these liberals what have I done or anyone other conservative to give you the impression that I (we) are racist?

    I want you to point out where believing in a free market, smaller government and personal responsibility is racist?

    They need to be called to the carpet for making baseless claims of racism and held accountable. Then they need to answer for all the democrats that have blocked civil rights advancement.

    I would also like to see them explain the views of the founder of Planned Parenthood who was racist and said “We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population,” she said, “if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members.” Woman’s Body, Woman’s Right: A Social History of Birth Control in America, by Linda Gordon

  4. “It sounds like something you’d hear from radical leftist cable network MSNBC.”

    And NPR isn’t a radical leftist gov’t funded network??

    I’m sure they would be on cable if anyone watched or listened to them at all.

  5. This report is a good exxamle while the taxpayer should only support these types of slandered reports with his own contributions, not his tax dollars. if they are good and in demand, they should compete in the free market and not eat off the public funds.

  6. P.S. After listening to this garbage reporting, I am going to play sudoku or do a crossword to try and get some of my brain cells back. Believing this kind of 100% biased “reporting” is like repeatedly hitting your head against a wall.

  7. NPR has been slanted far to the left for a long time. Anyone who doesn’t believe this is in the single digits IQ-wise. That being said, this story isn’t surprising. The sad part of all of this is that too many people listen to NPR and take it all as Gospel. Sad, sad, sad. Think for yourselves, people. Seriously. If you listen to this drivel, you should be listening to Fox News to hear the other side of things. But 99% of people I know who listen to NPR refuse to hear any other side of any story or issue. That’s not open-minded, which is what liberals claim to be.

  8. Nazi Palistine Racists=NPR

    Well, I’ve been calling it that for years. And this piece only justifies it.

    Still trying to find something factually accurate and in context, if such a thing exists in their broadcast.

  9. Seems like a reasonable commentary to me. What exactly isn’t true? You religious freaks sure have serious mental issues.

  10. This reeks of an Axelrod hit job
    1. No evidence
    2. All accusers from chicago
    3. Accusers have litigious histories
    4. Same smear style that Axelrod’s used before to get rid of competition 2-3X
    5. The Left wants Romney not Cain for the debates. Cain will crush Obama on his record. Romney is Obama-lite

  11. Hernman Cain——————views are similar to Malcolm X

    1. Malcolm X said that that black people should do for self, and not depend on whites

    2. Malcolm X said that blacks should not depend on the government

    3. Malcolm X spoke out against welfare

    4. Malcolm X said that blacks have a right to bear arms

    5. Malcolm X spoke out against blacks having babies out of wedlock

    6. Malcolm X HATED the Democrats, he said that they use black people for votes

    7. Malcolm X said that blacks are brainwashed by the Democrats

    8. Malcolm X would be against gay marriage

    Malcolm X views were very Conservative

    1. Malcolm X certainly transformed himself before his death.

      He saw the light of leftism and realized that hate can go both ways.

  12. They are telling us again who they are most afraid of. We need to re-double our resolve. We’re in for one heck of a fight ladies and gentlemen.

  13. Cain is NOT against black people. He wants ALL people to be productive. We are all tired of freeloaders…white & black. People who want nothing but entitlements, WILL always hate Cain. So be it. All I want is EVERYONE to be open minded and work like I have and contribute something GOOD to our country.

  14. the slave masters are getting upset…what little trinkets do you think they will throw in to there cages to keep them in their place…maybe another dose of virtual crack…obama cash from his stash….(stimulus)…or something from all those millionaire…..more refunds they get for not paying taxes…EARNED INCOME CREDIT..your money for nothing and your checks for free…..it is amazing the American blacks can be bought for so little…i wonder if they will think the same way when eventually they turn around with their hands out and there hands have rotted away from atrophy….. it is a sad thing the destruction of a great people who when through so much to get freedom to so easily run back to Egypt…..

    Exo 32:1 And when the people saw that Moses delayed to come down out of the mount, the people gathered themselves together unto Aaron, and said unto him, Up, make us gods, which shall go before us; for as for this Moses, the man that brought us up out of the land of Egypt, we wot not what is become of him.
    Exo 32:2 And Aaron said unto them, Break off the golden earrings, which are in the ears of your wives, of your sons, and of your daughters, and bring them unto me.
    Exo 32:3 And all the people brake off the golden earrings which were in their ears, and brought them unto Aaron.
    Exo 32:4 And he received them at their hand, and fashioned it with a graving tool, after he had made it a molten calf: and they said, These be thy gods, O Israel, which brought thee up out of the land of Egypt.
    Exo 32:5 And when Aaron saw it, he built an altar before it; and Aaron made proclamation, and said, To morrow is a feast to the LORD.
    Exo 32:6 And they rose up early on the morrow, and offered burnt offerings, and brought peace offerings; and the people sat down to eat and to drink, and rose up to play.

  15. Wait – A WHITE guy named Jeff White and another WHITE guy KNOW what African Americans think?

    The two African American supporters who are descendants of Black Civil Rights leaders don’t hold any weight?

    This must make sense only to demoCRAPS

    NPR has again shown their bias

    I would love to see them totally defunded and let the demoCRAPS support them so they can go the way of other failed liberal radio shows.

  16. NPR sounds like our CBC here in Canada-full of hate and vitriol, paid for (in part) by the Fed. Defund ’em ASAP and let them spew all the hate they want – kind of like MSNBC.

    1. Yes, have been watching the Canuck websites, would have to agree. A lot of angry liberal posters on Conservatives sites from Canada too.

      1. fliteking-thanks for the support – one small favour- I’m Canadian, not a Canuck – just like you’re an American, not a Yankee……just sayin’

      2. What has REALLY rattled Canadian liberal feathers is the advent of SUN NEWS – the anti-CBC.

        Their ratings are killing the conventional liberal outlets and they are NOT happy, especially when one Sun host has the CBC in his sights.

        A breath of fresh air for Canadians who have had to suffer the slings and arrows of liberal hit pieces for years.

        http://www.sunnewsnetwork.ca/

  17. Did you notice that they never mentioned exactly “how little” support among African-Americans? I believe that the opposite is true and that Democrats have no response to Herman Cain other than vile racial hatred.

    They are scared out of their wits…Election Day, 2012 cannot come too soon!

  18. So, wanting people to take responsibility for themselves, get a good education, make something for themselves is something that black people find against their interests?

    What a pile of crap. Herman Cain was right. Democrat voting black folks have been brainwashed.

  19. I say F##k these assholes. They are so out of touch it’s sickening. Let them cry,they will dig their own grave. We can’t let this type of BS distract us from what the real obumma agenda is. That agenda is to totally destroy the America that we know & and turn it into a communistic,totalitarian, empire.

    1. Well sure, they have no idea that after their style of redistribution the 99% will be poorer than the poorest poor of today while the richest 1% will be dominating all those poor shlubs that protested and got them there.

  20. The leftist elites think they can team with the proletariat to control the bourgeois.
    The bourgeois cannot be allowed to have Cain as President. That would inspire us and destroy some fallacies about many aspects of conservatism, that non-conservatives hold as sacrosanct. Capitalism would be kicked back into high gear.

    The left can’t have that. We must have that. This is the left’s swan song, if they don’t get slammed back into the last century this next time around, our kids will never enjoy the America that we have known, loved, and enjoyed. It will meld into a world-wide cesspool, and we’ll become flesh and bones, existing but not living, in a nightmare that history says is the result.

    Our country needs re-educating with truth. NPR is the enemy of that. Our public schools are the enemy of that, and our government in the enemy of that. The truth is streaming out into the ether every day and in myriad ways. You and I are helping with that. My prayer is that people will hear it and embrace it…that these truths will spark a chain reaction that takes us back to those founding principles which are self evident. At least they should be, to those who can still see.

    1. What a perfectly controlled commentary, Rshill7! We must! We must!! We must!!! Period! Thank you and continue…

    2. Beautiful and dead on, Rshill!!! I fear for our country if Obama OR a GOP Establishment candidate is elected. To me, Cain is the only outsider on that stage!

    3. I sure appreciate you folks taking the time to make my day! I saw Atlas Shrugged Part I yesterday afternoon and still had it on my mind when I posted this.

  21. And why are we funding this garbage again??? We need real leadership in the House in order to remove ANY funding for them…

  22. Well, really, if you’re stupid enough to have your mind changed by anything NPR says, you were never a Big Daddy Cain supporter, anyway. Quite frankly, if you’re listening to NPR, you weren’t likely to vote Conservative or Republican, in the first place. I’m not even going to bother watching the video. NPR is obviously worried that he’s getting too big to ignore, and that if he does succeed, OOPS! There goes their funding! It reeks just as much of desperation and fear, as it does hatred and liberal racism-based contempt.

  23. What a hatchet job !! Who writes their commentaries, the white house ? Another Axelrod press release ??? They need a listen to ZOnation, from whom they might learn a thing or three. NPR still funded by ?? Ought to change the name to Nazi Propaganda Radishes.

  24. The demoncrats are always so comfortable attacking women and blacks, and then pat them themselves on the back for being the great defenders of blacks and women.

    Never trust a leftist. While one is smiling at you as a friend two are behind you stabbing you in the back.

  25. Today in my class we were talking about what we can and cannot quote as part of our research project. We were in the discussion of how to properly cite NPR. When i asked how to cite a FOX news article my teacher looked at me and turned to the rest of the class and said, “Your kidding right? You cant cite FOX news, its all lies.”

      1. Yeah. But this is the same teacher who made us write an essay on why students should not work. And im not kidding.

        1. Good grief I feel so bad for intelligent, independent thinking students these days. Keep it up R2T. I can only imagine what light you’re shining in your classes and what grief you get in return.

  26. If it ends up being a conservative Cain against a liberal Obama- prepare to see an (even more) divided country.

          1. The Democrats created the poor, “dependent” black for political reasons. Democrats want to keep them dependent; guys like Herman want to help them become independent. I think of Democrats as no better than crack dealers, only their drug is welfare.

      1. You wouldn’t believe just how awful my black friends speak of Herman Cain. It’s awful. The racial epithets and dismissive attitude towards him by black democrats is revolting. I’ve been shocked at just how hateful some of the comments have been towards another black American. It’s blind hatred…and they don’t see it at all. 🙁

  27. I’m back at the Boogie Southern Compound, but for once I’m glad my bandwidth here is impaired. Sounds like NPR is going the way of Father Coughlin.

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