NPR's odd 'expert'

National Public Radio's choice of an expert to interview  on the terror alert in New York, Newark, and Washington, DC is odd, to say the least. Larry Johnson, a former CIA agent, proclaimed on the public air that the alert is "grandstanding," and contends that it is absurd, counter—productive and plays into terrorists' hands.

This is the one expert NPR interviews, to discredit the Administration. But look at his past.

Johnson was out in front of those demanding a Senate investigation into the 'outing' of Valerie Plame, the wife of now—discredited diplomat Joseph Wilson, a man so radioactive that the Kerry campaign website has expunged its links to their former 'advisor.'

In a revealing interview with CNN, Johnson's views exaggerated the 'damage' done by revealing the identity of Plame, a woman who willingly posed for a magazine photographer in a glam shot, seated in her Jaguar convertible. So hysterical was Johnson that the CNN interviewer remarked,

'After listening to Larry, it sounds like, essentially the sky is falling in terms of the CIA around the world.'

Johnson has publicly accused the Bush Administration evil worthy of Orwell:

'We've entered the world of George Orwell. I'm disgusted. The truth has to be told. We can't allow our leaders to use bogus information to justify war.' 

He seems obsessed with damaging Bush...as shown by his interview with the far—left Salon on—line magazine:

Couldn't the taxpayer funded NPR find someone less tarnished and someone who does not have his own peculiar agenda?

NPR has long been a fount of liberal attitudes. Media—monitoring groups ranging from the Media Research Center to CAMERA have long criticized abuse of taxpayer dollars by the ideologues who operate NPR. The public network operates under a mandate which requires it to present news in a neutral, non—partisan way, but this restriction has long been flouted.
 
Likewise, political activity by public employees while on the government dime is illegal.  Taking a leaf from the NPR playbook, the bookstore at the taxpayer—funded National Archives harbors a preponderance of screeds against President Bush.

Both of these institutions have marred their reputations by permitting their policies to be hijacked by political foes of George Bush.

It is time for the logical consequences of this abuse of taxpayer funds to follow.

National Public Radio's choice of an expert to interview  on the terror alert in New York, Newark, and Washington, DC is odd, to say the least. Larry Johnson, a former CIA agent, proclaimed on the public air that the alert is "grandstanding," and contends that it is absurd, counter—productive and plays into terrorists' hands.

This is the one expert NPR interviews, to discredit the Administration. But look at his past.

Johnson was out in front of those demanding a Senate investigation into the 'outing' of Valerie Plame, the wife of now—discredited diplomat Joseph Wilson, a man so radioactive that the Kerry campaign website has expunged its links to their former 'advisor.'

In a revealing interview with CNN, Johnson's views exaggerated the 'damage' done by revealing the identity of Plame, a woman who willingly posed for a magazine photographer in a glam shot, seated in her Jaguar convertible. So hysterical was Johnson that the CNN interviewer remarked,

'After listening to Larry, it sounds like, essentially the sky is falling in terms of the CIA around the world.'

Johnson has publicly accused the Bush Administration evil worthy of Orwell:

'We've entered the world of George Orwell. I'm disgusted. The truth has to be told. We can't allow our leaders to use bogus information to justify war.' 

He seems obsessed with damaging Bush...as shown by his interview with the far—left Salon on—line magazine:

Couldn't the taxpayer funded NPR find someone less tarnished and someone who does not have his own peculiar agenda?

NPR has long been a fount of liberal attitudes. Media—monitoring groups ranging from the Media Research Center to CAMERA have long criticized abuse of taxpayer dollars by the ideologues who operate NPR. The public network operates under a mandate which requires it to present news in a neutral, non—partisan way, but this restriction has long been flouted.
 
Likewise, political activity by public employees while on the government dime is illegal.  Taking a leaf from the NPR playbook, the bookstore at the taxpayer—funded National Archives harbors a preponderance of screeds against President Bush.

Both of these institutions have marred their reputations by permitting their policies to be hijacked by political foes of George Bush.

It is time for the logical consequences of this abuse of taxpayer funds to follow.