A few observations:
1. Could this possibly be a deliberate attempt to wipe all the unconstitutional NSA spying off the public radar after the idea of War in Syria failed to gather favorable reviews in the focus groups?
2. Has the mass media banished the idiom “Congress has the power of the purse” from any and all news reporting until the major parties swap control of the Executive and Legislative branches?
3. Does anybody else find NPR news reporting intolerable ever since it has gone to 100% Shutdown-Mageddon sob stories all the time?
4. In a similar vein, does anyone else picture the announcer dude silently mouthing “whether you like it or not” when they credit sponsorship to X, Y and Z foundation or corporation and then continue with “…thousands of NPR listeners just like you”?