Things You Hear on NPR: All the News That Fits the Narrative
June 5, 2016
If NPR were really interested in reporting the news impartially (as opposed to conducting a social-engineering propaganda campaign), they would probably report on this interesting development, reported by Life Site News (also covered at The Federalist Papers Project):
(Short version: Maya Dillard Smith was the interim ACLU director for a whole state; she’s impeccably liberal but resigned because she cannot support the militant new transgender activism.)
The African-American woman who leads a state chapter of the ACLU has resigned, citing her own daughters’ “frightened” reaction to biological males using the women’s restroom.
The organization’s increasing focus on legislating the transgender lobby’s concerns pushed Maya Dillard Smith, interim director of the Georgia chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union, to tender her resignation.
“I have shared my personal experience of having taken my elementary school age daughters into a women’s restroom when shortly after three transgender young adults, over six feet [tall] with deep voices, entered,” she wrote.
“My children were visibly frightened, concerned about their safety and left asking lots of questions for which I, like many parents, was ill-prepared to answer,” she continued.
In a statement, she said that the ACLU has become “a special interest organization that promotes not all, but certain progressive rights.”
She was the interim ACLU director for a whole state, and she appears to be impeccably credentialed, both as a liberal and as brilliant in general:
She earned a degree in economics from Berkeley and a masters degree at Harvard, while working for the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the California Supreme Court.
She is a 2003 graduate of the program Emerge America, which states its “goal is clear: to increase the number of Democratic women in public office.”
But this self-described “progressive” who called herself “unapologetically black” cannot go along with the ACLU’s transgender legal agenda.
That’s at least as newsworthy as a “transgender” eight-year-old who “teaches” his parents about being transgendered. But the latter fits with NPR’s preferred narrative about the world, and the former doesn’t; so NPR runs a whole piece devoted to “Allie”, and never mentions Mrs. Dillard Smith.
(See for yourself: NPR doesn’t have a single article even mentioning “Maya Dillard Smith”, “Maya Dillard”, or “Maya Smith”. If for any reason you doubt that the story even happened, you can see that a Maya Dillard Smith used to be listed publicly as the Executive Director of the ACLU of Georgia, but no longer is.)
Incidentally, even that perfectly constructed NPR propaganda piece doesn’t manage to make these social developments sound entirely positive. The kids grow up so fast these days:
Her mother recalls a day when Allie told a new friend at school about her change.
Her friend didn’t believe Allie, Jen says.
“She’s like ‘no,’ you can’t do that,” Jen recalls.
So Allie took her friend to the teacher.
People can be whatever they want to be—don’t you agree, comrade?
By the way, it’s totally normal and appropriate for Mrs. Dillard Smith’s daughters to be weirded out by being followed into the women’s room by a group of three towering dudes. But as of the day before yesterday this is suddenly The Civil Rights Struggle of Our Time; so Mrs. Dillard Smith gets told to sit down and “STFU”, and you and I get called bigots if we dare to defend her daughters’ point of view.
Dillard Smith has already started a new website, Finding Middle Ground, dedicated to creating a “safe space” to discuss the new, red-hot national issue.
Why not (minimally) support her by visiting that little Web site?