Whether or not NPR and NBC News were aware of his background, they should be embarrassed for turning to a member of the NFIB for the genuine reflections of a downtrodden small business owner who just lost his freedoms.
via Balloon Juice
This morning, NPR’s Yuki Noguchi wanted to know how an ordinary small business owner feels now that the Obama health care law has been upheld. So she turned to [Joe Olivo]
Last night, Anne Thompson of NBC News wanted to know the same thing. So she turned to … [Joe Olivo]
Go to many of these links and you find out something about Joe Olivo that NPR and NBC didn’t tell you: he’s a member of the National Federation of Independent Business. NFIB’s site and YouTube page promote many of Olivo’s public appearances. He was the subject of an NFIB “My Voice in Washington” online video in 2011.
NFIB, you will not be surprised to learn, is linked to the ALEC and Karl Rove’s Crossroads GPS, and to the usual rogues’ gallery of right-wing zillionaires.
The Supreme Court case to decide the fate of Obamacare was NFIB vs Sebelius.
NPR and NBC passed off a member of the NFIB as your regular Joe small business owner, when in reality he's as much of a regular Joe small business owner as Joe the Plumber is a licensed plumber. Which is to say not at all.
It must be that liberal media bias bleeding through.