Karl Rove: 45 percent of NPR listeners were Saddam Hussein
What on earth? Yes, it makes no sense whatsoever to me either.
GOP strategist Karl Rove and former Vermont Governor Howard Dean discussed the merits of various media outlets Monday night, unsurprisingly finding themselves on polar opposites of the debate.
Dean spoke positively about NPR, even in the wake of a recent controversy concerning the firing of correspondent Juan Williams over statements he made on Fox News, while Rove claimed that NPR’s audience was like Saddam Hussein.
NPR “tell[s] it as they see it, and they usually get it right,” Dean said of the radio outlet at a University of Delaware forum, according to Politico’s report. And Fox doesn’t get it right because Fox is a particular offender at making news instead of reporting it.”
Rove reportedly interrupted: “45 percent of NPR listeners were Saddam Hussein.”