ATC had a piece remarking on the death of one of the great villains of the 20th century - P.W. Botha. Charlayne Hunter-Gault does a decent job of conveying what an awful character Botha was--belligerent, racist, violent. I listened assuming that I'd at least hear a reference to one of Botha's best allies (Ronald Reagan) who was not the only "conservative" backbencher for apartheid. But Reagan's name never came up; NPR doesn't believe in those kinds of ghosts.
My name is Matthew Murrey and I'm from Florida, but have been living in the Midwest since 1984. I started this blog because no one else was blogging NPR's drift toward the right - and it made more sense than yelling at the radio.
"Q Tips" is an open thread post where you can place general comments or brief notes about NPR.
I make every effort not to interfere with comments - BUT I will generally delete violent, gratuitously vulgar, or obscene posts. I realize it can be a subjective judgment call. Even when you're really angry, try to play nice.