Hey, it’s just your tax dollars. According to the Daily Caller, NPR host Lisa Simeone appears to be breaking the taxpayer-subsidized network’s ethics rules by acting as a spokeswoman for OccupyDC. This group of left wing nut bags, Nazis, Communists,thieves, anti-Semities, flashers, and rapists are currently “occupying” Freedom Plaza in Washington, D.C.
Simeone hosts NPR’s nationally syndicated “World of Opera” program and “SoundPrint,” a program that airs on NPR’s WAMU affiliate at American University in Washington, D.C.
When Roll Call asked Simeone about the conflict of interest and the apparent ethics violations, she replied, “Well, I work in radio still, but this is totally different” because she says she’s a “freelancer.”
NPR’s ethics policy for journalists forbids them from “engag[ing] in public relations work, paid or unpaid.”