Jay Rosen on NPR affiliate WNYC:
He can remain as host of On the Media.
But if a freelancer for WNYC, Caitlin Curran, stands with Occupy Wall Street, by carrying a sign with a passage from the Atlantic.com about corrupt practices in the financial industry, that’s an obvious ethics violation.
And she must be removed.
Are we all clear now?
I buy into DougJ’s Springsteenian theory about NPR (you end up like a dog that’s been beat too much, til you spend half your life just covering up), but Rosen’s example points out that there’s something more going on here. Presumably WNYC is afraid of Comcast, and Comcast complained. Why is participating in a protest different from starting one?