Planned Parenthood and the KKK
From Phyllis Zagano in Touchstone, a report on Planned Parenthood (PP), public radio freedom of speech, taxpayer subsidies-- and a comparison between PP and the KKK...
PP is upset because the NPR affiliate in Pittsburgh turned down a $5,000 sponsorship from PP. Of course, NPR affiliates are not required to accept sponsorships from any given entity. And this particular affiliate is licensed to Duquesne University-- a Catholic school.
The connection to the KKK: about seven years ago, the KKK sued the NPR affiliate run by the University of Missouri (St. Louis) when they refused a similar offer.
Of course, government agencies can do what they want. But NPR is not a government entity but a private non-profit. It does receive about 2% of its funding through federal funding, which does make it somewhat vulnerable to federal control. But as Zagano points out, this is the pot calling the kettle black-- given the extent to which PP receives federal dollars. This is the sort of area where the Left typically cries "censorship". But I doubt that they opposed the similar choice by NPR vs. the KKK. In any case, this confuses censorship, freedom of speech, and voluntary arrangements.
Her conclusion: "PP is right up there with the KKK in trying to force its beliefs onto the airwaves of NPR."
Congrats, again, to Planned Parenthood for the company they keep...