We're not kidding.
They have out-Owelled Orwell at his 1984 best.
If they are to be taken seriously–––
it is now not only necessary to be careful to always use Newspeak (especially in public discourse);
it is now no longer necessary to labor daily and diligently at scrubbing the mind of any thoughts or notions that do not comport with the views of the politically correct left––
Something more is now required.
I say this because NPR has raised the bar, so that one is now no longer permitted to "feel" feelings that are contrary to leftist orthodoxy or admit to themselves and others that they have felt such feelings.
Congratulations NPR, you've taken political correctness to a whole new and absurd level.
Dear God! If only Stalin or Hitler could rise from their new domiciles in Hell to offer commentary they would give Vivian Schiller the highest of encomium.
When one considers the mood and tenor of Ms. Schiller's comments on the firing of Juan Williams today when she spoke in Atlanta, it is clear the dictators' comments would please her immensely.
No doubt, she would respond gladly and graciously to their praise, making a curtsey of feigned humility, giving a slight smile (aka smirk) and then responding, "Praise from Caesars!"