H/T Hear Their Cries, Blog
One of two NPR stations in the Los Angeles area, KPCC-FM, suspended its regularly scheduled Planned Parenthood spots on Friday, in response to Republican demands that Congress eliminate federal funding for the nation’s top abortion provider.
Program director Craig Curtis explained in a Friday memo to staff members that “given that the budget debate in congress is focusing today on abortion in general and Planned Parenthood by extension,” running the spots “might raise questions in the mind of the reasonable listener regarding our editorial and sales practices.”
A “reasonable listener” might now have questions about the journalistic integrity of the station.
The memo was published in LAObserved.com, a media-watch website edited by Kevin Roderick and reads.
From: “Curtis, Craig” Date: Fri, 8 Apr 2011 12:15:31 Subject: Planned Parentood credit suspension
Given that the budget debate in congress is focusing today on abortion in general and Planned Parenthood by extension, let us suspend airing any Planned Parenthood spots effective immediately.
There is nothing wrong with the spots per se, or with our business relationship with Planned Parenthood, but for a few days their presence on our air might raise questions in the mind of the “reasonable listener” regarding our editorial and sales practices.
I expect this will be a short-term suspension. In fact, let’s go ahead and plan to resume the Planned Parenthood spots on Monday. If we need to extend the suspension, I’ll let you know.
Traffic, please work with the sales department to arrange make goods or adjust the contract dates when we resume the schedule.
Perhaps since NPR knows it has been in bed with the powerful abortion lobby way to long- they are willing to throw Planned Parenthood out of the bus to preserve their own jobs….In any event, NPR and few in the media have reported on the facts about Planned Parenthood eugenics connections past and present. To get these details we have to go to researchers outside the so-called Fox News/NPR extremes. Such as the producers of the powerful documentary Maafa21, clipped below: