We happen to peek in quite often to see what our fellow conservatives at Powerline have to report. I have taken the liberty to pass on the following request to Prager fans everywhere and to read and respond to the following request from public radio.
I confess to all that for decades many years ago, even before victim, Juan Williams, was an obnoxious, sour, and bitter afternoon public radio ‘entertainer’, I was a religious lefty regular listener. I even put up with “All things considered with Cokey Roberts, Mara Liasson, Nina Totenburg and other mechanical snott, know-it-all leftwingers.
For years I built up a tower full of evidence that these lefty know-it-alls didn’t know much-at-all. But they did know their Leftyism very well. They were all sisters of the same sorority.
Even when I was a lefty, I didn’t like the idea that my taxes helped pay for these bigots of everything buth the narrow university left.
I am convinced American conservativism at this moment in history, determined to restore to our conuntry its finest traditional values based upon America’s three pillars of belief, as Dennis Prager terms it, the American Trinity: In God We Trust, Liberty, and E Pluribus Unum is possibly leading to one of the greatest missions in all of the country’s history.
Free Americans must work diligently and cooperatively together to counter and defeat the racist and class warfar Marxist movements which have captured our young for the past two generations. We must restore integrity, honest research and the sacred drive to become forever more aware of the great unknown in a wholesome and Godfearing culture of tolerance and purpose.
We must confront and expose the world of Marxism to understand its corruption of and evil to human kind. We must confront America’s enemies of liberty who have come to run and ruin our once honored institutions of learning.
We will win with knowledge, truth, civility, and clarity and in our steadfastness to to apply knowledge, truth, civility, and clarity to win our battle. Please read the following:
Minnesota Public Radio wants you!
by Scott Johnson
“Our friends at Minnesota Public Radio have previously sought to recruit Power Line readers into their network of conservative sources. Melody Ng of MPR has contacted us to renew the request and invite readers to participate in a special survey.
Unlikely as it may seem, given our recurring complaints about public radio journalism, we have an amicable and respectful relationship with MPR. MPR is hosting a one-hour special with John Hinderaker that will be taped next week on the evening of November 29 for broadcast on November 30. Melody writes:
This may be a good time to invite Twin Cities readers to join the live audience at John Hinderaker’s Bright Ideas show. We’d love to have more Power Line readers participating in the conversation. The taping is next Tuesday, November 29. The taping starts at 7:00 p.m. Doors open at 6:30. Everyone’s invited to stay for a reception after the show. People can reserve seats on the MPR website.
You asked when the show airs, for people who aren’t local or can’t make the taping. It will be on Midday on November 30 at noon CST. So people can either listen to MPR News on their radios (here’s a station map for the state) or listen online. It’ll be archived on the Bright Ideas Web page, so people can listen anytime after the 30th.
Now to the business at hand. Melody has drawn up a survey with my input. We would appreciate the participation of our readers. Here is her invitationt to Power Line readers:”
Journalists are only as good as our sources. That’s why we need you. With the presidential election next year, and the GOP nomination yet undecided, news organizations are hungry to hear from conservatives – to find out what’s driving your vote.
But we need you even more beyond politics – as expert sources on schools and taxes, the economy and the legal system, on health care and everything else we cover. Conservatives are an essential part of this country, and your voices, stories and perspectives must be represented in the media.
If you feel that mainstream media don’t currently do a good job of representing your views, then please take this opportunity to talk to us. The newsroom doors are open to you.
I know that some of you likely distrust my intentions. Scott Johnson asked me to say something to address your concerns. I’m not sure how best to do that. I can promise what we pledge to all the 130,000+ people around the country who are sources in our Public Insight Network. Anything you share with us is confidential to our newsrooms unless you explicitly give us permission to broadcast or publish it. We will never spam you or sell your contact information.
My colleagues and I consider it an honor to have our jobs as journalists, and I believe to my core that we want to report with integrity. You may not always agree with a news story – I know I don’t. But we do not wish to misrepresent anyone, and we’d treat you and what you tell us with respect.
You can become a source by answering a short survey telling us what events, books, people and other experiences have influenced your political viewpoint. Here’s the link:
Your story will help us tell the story of conservative voters. And, we’ll be in touch in the future for other reporting.
Melody promises to share the survey results with us and I think they will be of interest to readers.
In speaking with her over the past few weeks I have found Melody to be an incredibly nice and reflective professional. She offers to speak personally to readers who may be interested by have concerns about participation in the project or survey:
I’m happy to answer your questions or address your concerns anytime. You can find me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 651-290-1499. And if you’re ever in St. Paul, I will literally throw the newsroom doors open to you. Stop by for a visit.
Thanks for your time and consideration. I hope to hear from you soon.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Public Insight analyst
American Public Media
If you take Melody up on her offer to contact her, please extend her the civility she and her colleagues have extended to us.