I’VE DEFENDED NPR’S REPORTING BEFORE, but this “Learn To Speak TeaBag” animation is just an embarrassment. It’s not actually an NPR production, if I read things correctly — it’s an animated political cartoon by Mark Fiore — but a lot of people seem to be drawing the conclusion that it represents NPR’s views. If I’m right, and it doesn’t, then NPR might want to make that plain.

UPDATE: Reportedly, the story started here, then got launched into the greater blogosphere by Dan Riehl.