So I think it's now clear that the "gotcha" videos showing the NPR people (not the from the news division, mind you) saying "inappropriate" things were editing jobs, just like most of the the other such videos, that withheld context. And apparently, we have to thank an affiliate of Glenn Beck for revealing what, in retrospect, should have been obvious. Armed with this dubious information the GOP called an "emergency session" specifically to put together a bill to eliminate funding for NPR. That bill passed the House today.
The sentiments expressed below represent only a small taste of what I could say about this move today.