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National Public Radio Log
by Searchlight
Thursday Jul 26th, 2012 4:04 PM
National Public Radio which started out as a decentralized network of locally run college radio stations has become a voice of the Pentagon, pharmaceutical industry, and slaughterhouse profiteers.

NPR's pattern since Kevin Klose, propagandist for Radio Free Europe was crowbarred into power during Desert Storm has been to publicize and amplify Pentagon press releases and stifle the voices of 89% of Americans who oppose these murderous illegal wars in Afghanistan and Iraq in which innocents and soldiers are killed or maimed, all for territorial aspirations, religious hatred, and war profiteering.

NPR also muzzles news of federal and state executions, letting the cold premeditated murder of judges with their gavels and pens go forward unremarked.

With its 200 million dollars in fast food stock, NPR continues to promote the animal agony, human disease, global heating, energy waste, and economic cost of the meat industry.

On July 16, 2012

NPR's Morning Edition promoted rodeo for several minutes, perhaps to attempt to defuse animal rights outrage at Romney's decision to keep rodeo in the Salt Lake City Olympics. Rodeo breaks the necks, spines, and legs of bulls, calves, horses and cowboys.

WKSU, which has totally excluded the students who founded it from its programming, continued its animal abuse today, promoting the electroshocking of bats being done at by Dr. Jeff Wenstrup and others at the Northeast Ohio Medical University.

One bat screamed as he or she was electroshocked by Wenstrup with Jeff St Clair of WKSU’s Exploradio promotion. Is Dr. James F. Battey, Jr. head of NIH's National Institute On Deafness the man who approved this animal torture?

Citizens of the US are involuntarily being taxed for this torture through NIH

Perhaps 3 times a week, the press releases of henhawk Hillary Clinton are covered. On the 16th, her visit to Israel and snubbing of Palestine was given air time.

July 18, 2012

The loanshark vulture capitalists of The Economist frequently provide guests for NPR. Today's was advocating fracking and shale drilling.

Rupert Murdoch's Wall St Journal continues to be promoted.

The Week of July 22nd:

Sean Carberry, NPR's Afghanistan reporter, lied in blaming most civilian deaths on the freedom fighters working to drive out foreign armies. A few weeks earlier, Dexter Philkins continued the militarists' rationalization in the past for many wars: that leaving would cause civil war. Philkins has been a frequent guest of Terry Gross on Fresh Air as well as a guest of NPR news. NPR continued to call the freedom fighters of Afghanistan, a country in which many empires' soldiers are buried, 'insurgents'.