If I've ever seen a bigger load of complete bullshit, it'd be this "lovely young man" (You see, I can't say what I really want to say, because I might get sued. I don't see how I could get sued for saying nice things, so I'll say lots of nice things with quotes. Does it smell like burning in here?) So anyhow:
But in the recording, Liley also advises the man that NPR executives would investigate the giver before accepting any large donation, examining tax records, looking it up on a foundation database and checking out other organizations that have received donations from the giver.I think that pretty much seals the deal. NPR would basically not take the donation if it was from wackjobs. They KNOW that they're under scrutiny, why risk it?
Liley also raises the possibility of NPR turning down substantial gifts and stresses the "firewall" between the revenue-generating part of NPR and its news operation.See! SEE!! THEY REALLY ARE AWESOME! (SEND THEM MONEY ALREADY!) 'Liley' was basically telling them nicely that "If you're fucking thinking you're going to shape our reporting with your goddamn money you're out of your fucking mind."
This guy's "sting" was an ABSOLUTE FAILURE but SOME FUCKING HOW it got spun to be an OVERWHELMING VICTORY AGAINST "SOCIALISM"!?
Jesus fucking christ. I've gotta cut out for now before I start throwing things at the wall.