Urbin Report

Tuesday, October 21, 2003

The compassion of the left...

From the Washington Times:

"Eight years after NPR's Nina Totenberg, on Inside Washington, wished death upon Sen. Jesse Helms ('If there is retributive justice, he'll get AIDS from a transfusion, or one of his grandchildren will get it'), on the same show over the weekend she seemingly desired to hasten the death of Army [Lt.] Gen. Jerry Boykin for having supposedly expressed the view that the war on terrorism 'is a Christian crusade against Muslims,' " the Media Research Center's Brent Baker reports at www.mediaresearch.org.
"Totenberg hatefully advocated: 'I hope he's not long for this world.'
"When the other panelists were taken aback by her wish ('You putting a hit out on this guy or what?' and, 'What is this, the Sopranos?'), she quickly backtracked: 'In his job, in his job, in his job, please, please, in his job.' "