Moral equivalence, NPR style

I caught a few minutes of National Public Radio’s “Morning Edition” on the way to work this morning. That was enough to remind why it’s a bad idea to tune in NPR news shows even when sports talk radio breaks for commercials.
NPR’s reporter described the Iranian capture of British sailors as part of a tit-for-tat involving the capture of Iranians and British personnel in and around Iran. So for NPR, the seizure of British sailors minding their own business on the open seas is not just morally indistinguishable from our capture of Iranian agents sent to Iraq to foment killing, including the killing of Americans; it’s an understandable response to that action.
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