On their NPR Books Facebook page, the taxpayer-funded liberal sandbox carries this promotional copy for the latest socialist Occu-porn from Matt Taibbi: "Poverty goes up. Crime goes down. The prison population doubles. Fraud by the rich wipes out 40 percent of the world's wealth. The rich get massively richer. No one goes to jail."
It doesn’t have to be technically true (Bernie Madoff, etc., etc.), but you get the point. All this led to NPR’s six-minute interview with Taibbi on Sunday's All Things Considered promoting his book The Divide. No critics of Taibbi were considered. No one at NPR was even willing to address the question of branding confusion: why is this so-called Oasis of Civility bowing toward one of the rudest left-wing bomb-throwers in the world of journalism? (The same can be said for Jon "Rally for Sanity" Stewart, who fawned over Taibbi on Monday night's Daily Show.)