As Stephen Colbert recently said, nobody likes the Sane Clown Posse. And that includes a certain public broadcasting company: a newly leaked NPR memo forbids its employees from attending Jon Stewart's 'Rally to Restore Sanity' and Colbert's 'March to Keep Fear Alive,' claiming that doing so would violate the company's 'News Ethics Guidelines and Social Media Guidelines.'
Which just has to be a bummer to Terry Gross, the Fresh Air host who gets her panties in a bunch every time she hosts Stewart. Here's an excerpt from the memo:
NPR journalists may not participate in marches and rallies involving causes or issues that NPR covers, nor should they sign petitions or otherwise lend their name to such causes, or contribute money to them. This restriction applies to the upcoming John Stewart and Stephen Colbert rallies.
Which one might think is a bit too cautiously objective for the government-funded radio station, but I'm sure some reporters will sneak in by 'posing' as reporters anyway. Keep an eye on Guy Raz, NPR!