Birmingham, Ala. – When NPR broadcast its “Weekend Edition Saturday” from Birmingham’s Lyric Theater, the only Republican invited onto the show was Alabama State Auditor Jim Zeigler.
Would it surprise you to learn that Zeigler was also the only guest booed by the largely-Democrat live audience?
Zeigler had led an ethics complaint that forced the resignation of former Governor Robert Bentley. But the NPR staff asked no questions about that. Nor did they ask about Zeigler’s crusade against waste, mismanagement and corruption in government.
All the questions were about President Trump and the hearing of former FBI Director JIm Comey.
Zeigler used a Shakespearean term, calling the Comey hearing “Much Ado About Nothing.” That produced boos from the audience and a request by moderator Scott Simon for respect and no booing.
Zeigler assesed the Comey hearing:
__There was no evidence of obstruction of justice.
__There was no evidence of any crime or impeachable offense.
__The leaker turned out to be Comey himself.
__Comey leaked only detrimental information on Trump and conveniently forgot to leak that Trump is not under investigation.
__Trump is not under investigation.
Zeigler also said he does not believe President Trump will fire AG Jeff Sessions.
The first term state auditor said the NPR experience showed he could “take tough questions and hold up under hostile fire.”
“At least I got to see the restored Lyric Theater. It is gorgeous and a great venue for events.”
The broadcast reached 800 NPR stations.