The NPR crowd’s hatred for conservative Republicans came through on Twitter. Dave Davies, a fill-in host for Terry Gross on the nationally distributed “Fresh Air” program, tweeted on the fiscal cliff: “Al Qaeda isn't the same league as Congress when it comes to terrorizing Americans.”
Davies, who like Gross originates at taxpayer-funded WHYY in Philadelphia, linked to a New Yorker humor piece by liberal darling Andy Borowitz – complete with a photograph of McConnell, Boehner, and Cantor. Their headline was “Al Qaeda Disbands; Says Job of Destroying U.S. Economy Now in Congress’s Hands.” Borowitz had Osama bin Laden’s successor bowing to the evil genius of Mitch McConnell:
In an official statement published on the group’s website, the current leader of Al Qaeda said that Congress’s conduct during the so-called “fiscal-cliff” showdown convinced the terrorists that they had been outdone.
“We’ve been working overtime trying to come up with ways to terrorize the American people and wreck their economy,” said the statement from Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri. “But even we couldn’t come up with something like this.”
Mr. al-Zawhiri said that the idea of holding the entire nation hostage with a clock ticking down to the end of the year “is completely insane and worthy of a Bond villain.”
“As terrorists, every now and then you have to step back and admire when someone else has beaten you at your own game,” he said. “This is one of those times.”
The Al Qaeda leader was fulsome in his praise for congressional leaders, saying, “We have made many scary videos in our time but none of them were as terrifying as Mitch McConnell.”
Oh sure, NPR isn't stuff with elitist liberals who eagerly read The New Yorker with a Hi-Liter...because the Hi-Liter isn't snobbish enough.