March 11, 2011 9:30AM

NPR — A New Target for Harkin?

Secret recordings apparently revealing rampant dirty dealing. Big headlines. Taxpayer dollars wrapped up in it all. Surely all this ugliness — even if it turns out that the reality isn’t nearly as bad as inital reports make it sound — is coming from the favorite target of Senator Tom Harkin (D‑IA), evil for‐​profit colleges!

Nope. It’s National Public Radio. And I assume Harkin and his pals will give NPR the exact same over‐​the‐​coals treatment they’ve been giving for‐​profit schools.

OK, I’m probably not able to assume that at all — but I should be.