Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Open Thread - Wednesday

NPR related comments welcomed.

2 comments:

Carlos Gardel said...

Did anyone catch PJ O'Rourke's ridiculous comments on marketplace yesterday? Basically he blamed those in poverty (you know, most of the world's population) for being failures in life.

RYSSDAL: What would he have to say after those 900 pages, if he [Adam Smith] just showed up in downtown New York City today?

O'ROURKE: Well, I think he'd be happy at the extent to which prosperity has spread to ordinary people...

...it was Smith's objective to see that people got better off, and I think he'd be happy to see that most of us got better off. He would not be surprised to see that not everybody got better off, because he was a good student of human nature and he knew that not everyone would succeed.

Of course this went unchallenged by Kai Ryssdal...

bluetaco said...

Well-behaved NPR hosts NEVER challenge their right-wing guests viewpoints directly. It seems to be part of their whole above-it-all, laid-back, go-along-to-get-along persona.