Did Some Of Those Military Propaganda Dollars Go To NPR?

In a 21 December “All Things Considered” story on how US contributions to the Pakistani earthquake relief effort have changed public perceptions about Americans in that country, NPR correspondent John Hendren — travelling with Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld — noted that a recent poll indicated a 100% increase in positive views — to 46% — in the past year. He visited a hospital run by the US military in northern Pakistan where he interviewed several people about our improving image in that little slice of the world. Apart from Hendren and Rumsfeld, the voices we heard from in the story were a female translator at the hospital (speaking her own words, not those of any patients or locals), the senior State Department official in the region, and the rear admiral in charge of the medical facility.