NPR should have been defunded when they were paying a cop-killer

October 26, 2010 05:24

Gregory Kane:  Clearly NPR’s execs are hoping Americans don’t remember that episode from 1994, when airing the views of a convicted cop killer weren’t inconsistent at all with the network’s “editorial practices and standards.”

Gregory Kane at Washington Examiner


“Yes, that would be one Mumia Abu-Jamal, who, on the night of Dec. 9, 1981, fired several fatal shots into the body of Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner. Police found Abu-Jamal with a bullet wound from Faulkner’s gun near the officer’s corpse.

So in 1994 the producer of NPR’s show “All Things Considered” thought it would be a peachy idea to have Abu-Jamal give monthly commentaries about prison life. He was to be paid $175 per broadcast.”


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