First they came

First they came for the Anarchists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not an anarchist.

Then they came for Muslims, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not muslim.

Then they came for Black Lives Matter, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not black.

Then they came for the journalists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a journalist.

Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.

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Goodbye authenticity at NPR

Very sad about the demise of the NPR News Blog, which was slowly restoring that institution’s credibility for me. Here’s a great comment that was posted on their final blog entry: ‘We would like to apologize for the way in which politicians are represented in this programme. it was never our intention to imply that …

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