Maddow's Weekend: An NEH-Subsidized Discussion on Far-Right 'Stridency-Prone' Military

Does the National Endowment for the Humanities promote liberals? On her Twitter page, MSNBC leftist Rachel Maddow is promoting her Saturday schedule with a panel discussion on the far-right nature of the military since Vietnam:

For example, whereas much of the nation and the military would once have recognized as accurate the sentiment of Jim Webb’s fictional hero in A Country Such As This – “I ain’t any Republican. I ain’t a Democrat neither. I’m a Navy man, that’s all” – the norm among uniformed personnel today, according to one highly regarded military journalist, is identification with the stridency-prone wing of the Republican Party.

The sponsor, Mass Humanities, describes itself as an NEH affiliate:

Established in 1974 as the state-based affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), Mass Humanities is a programming and grant-making organization that receives support from the NEH and the Massachusetts Cultural Council as well as private sources.

Those "private sources" include people willing to pony up $250 a person for a Benefit Dinner starring Rachel Maddow. The silent/online auction also features the chance to bid to "Attend a broadcast of 'The Rachel Maddow Show' in NYC and out for drinks afterwards."

Another heavily involved MSM figure is Rick Atkinson, a longtime military correspondent for The Washington Post.

Tim Graham
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