Saturday, May 20, 2006

Fluffed Rice

NPR just doesn't get it! On Weekend Edition this morning they offer listeners a light piece about Sec. of State Rice's stylish clothes and especially her taste in music. They were inspired to present this musical meander by a similar feature that ran in the British newspaper, The Independent. The Independent can do a piece like this because they are a great news-reporting paper. They do reports on the ugly (dishonest, criminal) side of the work Sec. Rice does and how it devestates the lives of innocent people around the globe. They can get away with a fluff piece about Rice because they've earned it--but NPR? where's their hard-hitting, challenging reporting on the Rice who lies, supports agressive war, covers up torture, and...shops for shoes while the rest of us are drowning?

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