Brandon Darby of Breitbart News helped foil a planned bombing at the 2008 Republican Convention, which caused some on the Left to tag him as a “snitch” and an “Internet Nazi.”

Now, it’s NPR’s turn:

What’s the problem, NPR? Is it because Darby helped protect the wrong people?

Ace of Ace of Spades weighed in:

Katie Pavlich of Fox News and Townhall.com had similar sentiments for NPR:

Pavlich then relayed this non-shocking shocker:

What a, uh, surprise.

The “Harlequin Romance novel meets Bill Moyers with road rage” writing style in the ridiculous NPR article presented a bizarre mix, and perhaps this sums it up best:

  • WhoMeToo

    The stench of Leftist desperation.

    • AmericanLass

      That is when they are the most dangerous.

  • WhoMeToo

    The stench of Leftist desperation.

  • walterc

    And Big Bird turns further to the dark side. The Vader of Sesame Street.

    And the only place Congress can find to save money is the military and Senior Citizens. Boggles the mind.

    • Jack Deth

      It’s all about other peoples money.

      The military doesn’t have special interest groups lobbying for them.

      While senior citizens have AARP.

      • william seaman

        Umm the military and veterans have numerous orgs lobbying for them.

      • 0bamasnought

        Smarter seniors use AMAC.

      • 1SkepticalChick

        AARP lobbied for O-care. They started coming after me to join the year I turned 50. How’d they know my age? I wouldn’t join AARP for anything they could offer. I mark their envelopes “return to sender” & send them back. I do keep one for an ice scraper. Just in case we ever get scrapable ice this far south.

        • Jack Deth

          I’m with you, Skeptical:

          I’ve tossed my AARP junk mail for close to ten years now. Instantly delete their e-mails as well.

          • 1SkepticalChick

            I knew you’d do it right!

        • TexSizzle

          When I receive one containing a postage-paid envelope, I tear up everything else including the envelope it came in, stuff it into the PPE, seal it, and return it to them. If it doesn’t include a PPE, I shred it.

          • 1SkepticalChick

            Good idea!

      • 1SkepticalChick

        AARP lobbied for O-care. They started coming after me to join the year I turned 50. How’d they know my age? I wouldn’t join AARP for anything they could offer. I mark their envelopes “return to sender” & send them back. I do keep one for an ice scraper. Just in case we ever get scrapable ice this far south.

    • Michael Anderson (WB)

      Big Bird is PBS, NPR is different in that PBS fulfills at least one useful role, they act as the backup to the new emergency alert system. (And they buy stuff I design.)

      • 3seven77

        I enjoyed the fact that you were honest enough to include the last sentence in parentheses. It shows just how “objective” you are. You won’t bite the hand that feeds you.

        • Michael Anderson (WB)

          I also pointed only one good thing for the public that I see PBS doing, that is nothing to do with their programming. The only benefit I see from them to the public is that they provide the backup service for the emergency system. As far as I can tell that is the only public benefit, personally there is obviously more.

  • walterc

    And Big Bird turns further to the dark side. The Vader of Sesame Street.

    And the only place Congress can find to save money is the military and Senior Citizens. Boggles the mind.

  • QueenB

    So….”if you see something, say something”….unless what you see would hurt republicans. In that case, keep your damn mouth shut.

    • reddarin

      lol

  • QueenB

    So….”if you see something, say something”….unless what you see would hurt republicans. In that case, keep your damn mouth shut.

  • Jack Deth

    How dare you deny the left of a disaster it could not take advantage of!

    You let it go to waste!!!!

    Speaking of waste. Why are my taxes still funding this collective waste of flesh known as NPR?

  • Jack Deth

    How dare you deny the left of a disaster it could not take advantage of!

    You let it go to waste!!!!

    Speaking of waste. Why are my taxes still funding this collective waste of flesh known as NPR?

  • tops116

    Up next, NPR does a one-hour salute to the Occupier that used a cop car as a toilet.

    Yeah, as if there was only *one* Occupier that did that.

    • ObamaFail

      Then a week long salute to the Occupier who raped a woman at one of the rallies. NPR got upset that a bomb didn’t kill Republicans, so I wouldn’t put it past them to celebrate a rapist.

  • ObamaFail

    So this guy helps foil a planned bombing at a Republican convention and the left calls him a snitch or a rat. So basically NPR wanted to see Republicans and their supporters die. Shows you which side is the most extreme and the most prone to hate and violence.

    • BoltUp

      But, you know, “new tone” and “civility”…

  • JeffWRidge

    On a more and more regular basis members of the far-left are exposing their terrorist tendencies. I sure that all of the lefties who complained about Palin using crosshairs on a map will equally decry this… or not.

    • PatriotRG

      their mentality needs to be understood – they do not think like you or i. To a leftist everything is acceptable for the greater good – absolutely everything. Ever hear the hypocritical Beckle admitting openly to dirty campaign tricks against republicans during his mediocre career? Does any one investigate or challenge him? no we all laugh and just accept as its natural for leftists to be immoral , cowardly , unprincipled.

  • Pat

    npr is funded by tax payers, why?
    I refuse to listen to leftist crap they spew, why do I have to pay for them to attack?
    DEFUND npr!

  • lazypadawan

    Just remember, if you find out somebody’s about to attack NPR HQ, don’t call the FBI. NPR disapproves of “rats.”

  • LinTaylor

    I guess conservative lives just aren’t worth as much as liberal lives.

  • therealguyfaux

    Aww, po’ widdew diddums. Your guys got busted.
    Let’s hear how the real-life “Mississippi-Burning” Klansmen were snitches and rats.
    More recent history: Let’s hear how the Aryan Nations turncoat who fingered Randy Weaver was a snitch and a rat.
    No more and no less than Darby was, even if we grant you the benefit of the doubt.
    Call him whatever you want– but not on the taxpayers’ dime, to get a particular political point across.

    • MarcusFenix

      If it weren’t for libs using someone elses money…well, they’d not be using much cash at all.

  • John Ansell

    You have to wonder if NBC, CBS, ABC, CNN etc, also had the same information but rather than calling it in, they sent camera crews to catch it live. Breaking news coming in 3,2,1, what? No Explosion? That damn Darby messed it up for us.

  • David Johnson

    So Domestic Terrorist are the good guys (as long as they hurt GOP) to NRP? So did NRP support the 2 sub-human brother’s in Boston did they wallpaper their office’s with rolled & stoned covers? Are they all for arming Al Qaeda in Syria?

  • Corey Dennison

    Defund the bastards.

  • anjullyn

    From Breitbart article today:

    ‘the Tea Party-bashing CEO forced to resign in 2011 was paid over a half-million dollars in severance and bonuses.’

    I don’t think we should be funding them with ONE PENNY.

  • EyesWideOpen

    I am disgusted that my tax money goes to support organizations that are are morally and politically offensive to me. Planned (un)Parenthood and NPR are two examples. Why does the government help fund them anyway? Defund permanently!

  • Mobynowak

    I wonder if the tone at NPR would be any different if the target was a “family planning” clinic. Darby could have achieved sainthood then.

  • Maxx

    I’ll take FBI rat over DNC donkey any day of the week.

  • Matthew T. Mason

    Uh…shouldn’t Twitchy at least use a little ethics and mention the fact Katie is engaged to Brandon, so it only makes sense she would come to his defense?

    Just saying.

    • NRPax

      So it’s ethically acceptable for an entity that is funded with our tax money to call someone who prevented violence an “FBI Rat” but said man’s wife coming to his defense calls Twitchy’s ethics into question.

      And now that we’ve heard from the ethically bankrupt, back to the discussion.

      • Matthew T. Mason

        1) They are NOT married. They are engaged.

        2) Don’t you dare tell me if this involved a progressive such a thing wouldn’t be brought up. Take your hypocrisy and double standards, sit down and shut up.

        • NRPax

          1. Still doesn’t answer the question about how Twitchy is lacking in ethics by not pointing out her relationship to Brandon.

          2. Actually, I would happily trash NPR regardless. But that’s on account of the fact that I don’t like taxpayer funded broadcasting.

          • Matthew T. Mason

            Full disclosure. Ever hear that term?

            Headline: “NPR refers to Breitbart News’ Brandon Darby as ‘FBI rat’; Ace, Katie Pavlich unload.” They make specific reference to Katie but never mention in the article she’s his fiancee. That’s like Valerie Plame writing an essay defending Joe Wilson without saying she is his wife. That is being disingenuous.

          • NRPax

            With that in mind, what is the headline that should have been used?

          • Matthew T. Mason

            Nice attempt at diversion. They should have stated Katie is Brandon’s fiancee. Period. If you disagree, then you are a hypocrite.

          • Thomas, Snarkmaster General

            Or we’re people who understand the different between an employer-employee relationship and a commentator-commentator relationship.

          • Matthew T. Mason

            Or you are a hypocrite.

          • Thomas, Snarkmaster General

            Nope. As long as Pavlich does not have a direct connection to Twitchy via an employer-employee relationship, Twitchy has no obligation to disclose anything about her personal life. You know, privacy and all that.

            Meanwhile, why do you insist Twitchy has to disclose personal details about Pavlich under some absurd over-extension of the “full disclosure” concept? Because YOU deem it has to be done in spite of the lack of a clear reason?

          • Matthew T. Mason

            YOU think it is an over-extension because YOU think it is okay to not mention it. But if it were a progressive, you would be howling about it. And don’t say you wouldn’t. It keeps me from having to call you a liar.

          • Thomas, Snarkmaster General

            Fine. Let’s test that premise.

            Name a progressive in the exact position Pavlich is.

          • Matthew T. Mason

            Let’s test this premise instead:

            Your arguments doesn’t change the fact you are applying a double standard to something that could have, and should have, been easily pointed out. It shows hypocrisy on the right as well as the left. No wonder we are seeing such apathy in the United States of America. People are being misled and lied to from all factions and just don’t care anymore.

          • Thomas, Snarkmaster General

            “I don’t have an example, but I’m going to whine about hypocrisy anyway.”

            There. Fixed it for you.

            You’re welcome.

          • Matthew T. Mason

            How old are you? 5?

            Thanks for validating what I have been saying all this time.

          • Thomas, Snarkmaster General

            You’re the one who ran away from a challenge to establish your credibility.

            Thank you for proving you have no argument and just want to whine about hypocrisy that doesn’t exist.

            You know, like your credibility.

          • Matthew T. Mason

            Oh, really? I am not the one defending disingenuousness. That says far more about your credibility than mine, pal.

          • Thomas, Snarkmaster General

            No. You’re the one running from yours.

            Now, either post a progressive in the same position as Pavlich, or you prove me right. Let’s not forget, these are your words that you now refuse to back up:

            “YOU think it is an over-extension because YOU think it is okay to not
            mention it. But if it were a progressive, you would be howling about it.
            And don’t say you wouldn’t. It keeps me from having to call you a liar.”

            Put up, or shut up.

          • Matthew T. Mason

            If you are trying to make an argument, then what is it? From the word GO I have been saying to not have mentioned the fact Katie is engaged to Brandon is being disingenuous. I have people telling me it’s perfectly okay to the point of actually defending it. Now you are telling me *I* have to prove you are not being hypocritical? Sorry, but it doesn’t work that way. By trying to transpose things for no reason other than to defend dishonesty and hypocrisy (and let me spell it out for you: if you are not a hypocrite, you have to prove it to me, not the other way around)…

            I’ll just let Willy Wonka have the last word: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VDW0ZnZxjn4&list=FLQySyc4qBzOqZhpFxBNr7gQ&index=45

          • Thomas, Snarkmaster General

            Let me remind you of your claim:

            “YOU think it is an over-extension because YOU think it is okay to not
            mention it. But if it were a progressive, you would be howling about it.
            And don’t say you wouldn’t. It keeps me from having to call you a liar.”

            I gave you a chance to name a progressive in exactly the same position as Pavlich, and you declined.

            In other words, you ran from your own words when pressed to back them up.

            You lose. Thank you for playing. Enjoy your lovely parting gifts and your Participation Trophy.

          • Matthew T. Mason

            So you are not only dishonest and a hypocrite, you are also delusional. You don’t win debates by naming progressive bloggers. You do it by sticking to facts. Fact #1: Katie Pavlich is engaged to Brandon Darby. Fact #2: Twitchy did not mention this when cited as coming to Brandon’s defense. Fact #3: You are defending this behavior.

          • Thomas, Snarkmaster General

            Fact #4: You made a claim about me. Fact #5: I gave you a chance to back it up. Fact #6: You refused. Fact #7: You tried to change the subject. Fact #8: You have resorted to insults and vulgarity to try to make your point. Fact #9: I haven’t.

            Fact #10: I still win.

          • Matthew T. Mason

            Yes, I called you a hypocrite and said you defend dishonesty. You have not proved me wrong. Quite the opposite in fact. You think trying to change the parameters makes you victorious? The only thing you won is your so-called right to be delusional.

            Dishonesty never wins. Period. The sooner you realize that, the better off you will be. In the meantime, go slide down a razor blade into a pool of alcohol.

            Had trouble hearing that?

            GO SLIDE DOWN A RAZOR BLADE INTO A POOL OF ALCOHOL.

            PS: “I still win” is an opinion. Not a fact. Know the difference.

          • Thomas, Snarkmaster General

            If dishonesty never wins, than you’ve admitted defeat by claiming I tried to change the parameters, thus making my “I still win” a fact.

            Here is the lone parameter I gave you:

            “Name a progressive in the exact position Pavlich is.”

            You then said it was limited only to progressive bloggers, not because I said it, but because YOU did. That means YOU tried to change the parameters, not me.

            And remember “Dishonesty never wins.”

            Furthermore, if you retreat from your own statements, I win by default, thus making my “I still win” a fact.

            Here is the statement you made that you refuse to back up with an example:

            “YOU think it is an over-extension because YOU think it is okay to not
            mention it. But if it were a progressive, you would be howling about it.
            And don’t say you wouldn’t. It keeps me from having to call you a liar.”

            By retreating from your own statement, you have conceded the argument.

            Checkmate. You lost. Again. Badly.

            Now, care to actually produce something other than foul-mouthed, hateful rhetoric designed to project your faults onto those who challenge you?

          • Thomas, Snarkmaster General

            And by the way, Matthew, I didn’t ask specifically about progressive bloggers. I asked for ANY progressive in the same position as Pavlich.

            Seems you keep tripping over your own words:

            “YOU think it is an over-extension because YOU think it is okay to not
            mention it. But if it were a progressive, you would be howling about it.
            And don’t say you wouldn’t. It keeps me from having to call you a liar.”

          • Matthew T. Mason

            And what do you think Katie is, doofus? A lobster fisherman? She is a BLOGGER.

          • Thomas, Snarkmaster General

            I gave you a chance to prove your point, and you failed.

            Sorry that bothers you so much, but it’s the truth.

    • Thomas, Snarkmaster General

      Wait. Does Katie work for Twitchy? If she doesn’t, the whole “full disclosure” argument you’re trying to make goes the way of Air America.

      • Matthew T. Mason

        Stop acting like a moron and use your brain for a change.

        • Thomas, Snarkmaster General

          You first.

          • Matthew T. Mason

            LOL! You sound a like a five-year-old.

  • interestedobserver2

    NPR — listen to it to find out who they hate, then VOTE for that person! it’s a near perfect guide if you don’t want to bother to do your own research.

  • Bemani Dog

    “FBI Rat”, huh? Jim Rome would be proud

  • Gutz_Otoole

    The Left is organized crime, and in criminal lingo an informant is a rat. Rats are heroes.

  • forgetyoutooo

    How many people were laid off at NPR yesterday? Was this hack’s husband one of them?

  • Stevon f. Nutt

    Is it possible that those planning the bombing were employed by or at least known to those running NPR thus forming their current attitude?
    Most attacks occur when someone is defending their own!

  • BubbaTex

    They are LibeRats and DemoRats and the stinch from the left is unbearable

  • justicepillar

    The left hear the Grassroots Langoliers approaching……. This demise, this repudiation of all things progressive/left will be fun to watch. Lets chew some lefty a$$.

  • Axelgreaser

    NPR REMAINS UNDFUNDED BY BI-PARTISAN TAX DOLLARS AND IS A SHILL FOR OBAMA AND THE LEFT! Sorry Mom and Dad, but Big Bird is a Pinko. You want to see how corrupt the media is? Listen to NPR-BBC for one week and you’ll be chewing your own arm off screaming: “How many times must I be screwed!”

  • JoeMyGodNYC

    NPR only gets 2% of its funding from the government. The rest comes from listener donations. Ermahgerd! They’s usin’ MAH money!

    • Casca

      I’m more upset over Obama Boo Boo’s dog getting his own aircraft on my money. And his golf lessons, vacations, etc….

    • Thomas, Snarkmaster General

      Hmmm…

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NPR#Underwriting_spots_vs._commercials

      “According to CPB,
      in 2009 11.3% of the aggregate revenues of all public radio
      broadcasting stations were funded from federal sources, principally
      through CPB.”

      Now, here’s the funny thing. Are you counting all the federal funds being filtered to NPR by non-NPR entities, Joey? Something tells me you’re not…

      • JoeMyGodNYC

        NPR is a syndicated collection of SHOWS, not a public radio station.

        • Thomas, Snarkmaster General

          And you still haven’t answered my question, Joey.

        • Thomas, Snarkmaster General

          Well, Joey? I’m waiting…

  • JoeMyGodNYC

    NPR only gets 2% of its funding from the government. The rest comes from listener donations. Ermahgerd! They’s usin’ MAH money!