Before the current kerfuffle about an NPR fundraiser insulting the Tea Party drops down the memory hole, I just want to mention that the guy didn't say anything very controversial.
Yeah, and what else is new? That's not a revelation about this rather nasty tendency among a fraction of US humanity. Every inquiry into the glue that unites this current right-wing populism find the same thing.
Time to own up to facts, not try to sweep them under the rug. NPR has done no good for itself by cringing and apologizing because someone who worked for it noticed the truth in front of him.