Thursday, February 08, 2007

Open Thread - Thursday

NPR related comments welcomed.


Anonymous said...

The contrast between Joan Didion and NPR's morning what's-her-name (they certainly repeat their names often enough -- I just can't be bothered using up any brain space to remember them) was astounding. Redgrave seemed more accustomed to dealing with People magazine-style twits; Ms. Didion could barely contain her contempt at the assinine questions.

Porter Melmoth said...

In spite of NPR's mutations, is taking up the NPR and PBS cause, as the Bush Machine is slashing budgets further. Not sure yet if MoveOn's angle is to save the publics from becoming even MORE corporate-controlled, or if they're just worth saving because of their 'public' virtue.
Check it out:

Anonymous said...

thanks for the Didion heads-up, I'm going to give it a listen. I love Didion, and if she radiates contempt for the interviewer as you suggest, it will be well worth the listen.

It's fund-raising time in Oregon yet again ... is this synchronized nationally?

Also: anyone else listen to tonight's piece on mushrooms? It captured one of my (non-political) pet peeves with NPR: taking a potentially fascinating subject and completely infantilizing it and patronizing the listeners... I felt like i was being talked to like a preschooler.

Anonymous said...

Wow, NPR turned the "goodness" of income inequality into a "he-said/she-said" piece tonight.

Disgusting, disgusting, disgusting.