Better Angels

"...all over this broad land, will yet swell the chorus of the Union, when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature." ---Abraham Lincoln, First Innaugural Address

Friday, July 09, 2004

She Just Doesn't Get It, Does She?

Who here remembers the "outside work" section of NPR's Ethics Policy? Yes, that's right, it does state that
"NPR journalists may only accept fees from educational or nonprofit
groups not engaged in significant lobbying or political activity.
Determining whether a group engages in significant lobbying or political
activity is the responsibility of the journalist seeking permission, and
all information must be fully disclosed to the journalist's supervisor.
NPR journalists may only accept fees from educational or nonprofit
groups not engaged in significant lobbying or political activity.
Determining whether a group engages in significant lobbying or political
activity is the responsibility of the journalist seeking permission, and
all information must be fully disclosed to the journalist's supervisor."

So can somebody explain to me why Barbara Bradley Hagerty spoke at this conference at Pepperdine Universtity, a Christian college, sponsored in part by the Lilly Endowment? The very same Lilly Endowment that supports the American Enterprise Institute and the Hudson Institute among many other rightwing groups? How is that not political activity?
"Liberal bias" indeed.