Tuesday, February 13, 2007

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willie said...

Ugh, this segment on right now about the color red is so, er, bloody stupid. No mention, of course, of the red running out of Iraqis, American "defense forces," or, coming up, Iranians. The normalized infantalization of the supposedly educated supposed elite continues apace.

willie said...

Oh, one other thing, here's the page for sending email right on the web to NPR's ombudsman:

http://www.npr.org/templates/contact/index.php?columnId=2781901

Speak yer onions!

lary, dfh said...

Two Iran-related stories on ME. I will have to listen on re-broadcast, but I noticed no mention of the US in ole Saddam's attack on Iran, so I expect lots of disinfo in the rest as well.

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NPR has - almost - convinced me that it well and truly is a propaganda wing of the Executive Branch.

I used to think NPR's biases were due to its inbred culture, callow management, and cowardly hiring practices; now I think all of this is deliberate.

They're pimping for the coming war.
God help them.

Roberto said...

I heard the NPR segment this morning on the credibility of the "evidence" against Iran. The guest commented that British troops in Basra have been complaining about "Iranian" weapons for a long time, and that "their evidence is strong" (or something to this effect). There was no follow up by NPR. Let's view this "evidence." Where is it? What is it? Oh no, there was no such question by NPR. I heard on BBC World News (radio) the other night comments by a Birtish military expert, saying that he thought the new RPGs came from Russia through Syria, not from Iran, and that the more powerful IEDs came from Hezbollah, not from Iran. So why should NPR allow garbage to be sent out over the air that weapons come from Iran? Maybe because reporters at NPR are lazy. NPR takes anything as true, without more, especially if it comes from Bush and Cheney.

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The piece on the 'history of Shia' in Iran was lacking in content, completely. How did the Shah's father get to overthrow the government? No mention. Why was Mossadek overthrown by the CIA? No mention. It was because he nationalized the oil industries, and BP couldn't get the Brits to do it. The story never mentioned that Mossadek was actually elected, they made it appear that we overthrew a dictator who overthrew the Shah's dad. This kind of simplistic coverage is going to do nothing to help us understand the situation in the M.E.

Jason said...

I re-listened to the ATC interview with Byron York over the weekend re: Giuliani. Wrote this to the Ombudsman:

I was offended by the pro-Giuliani campaign ad masquerading as a report on this weekend's ATC. The interview with Byron York begins with Debbie Elliot stating: "Clearly, Rudy Giuliani... has the credentials on fighting terrorism."

These clear credentials are not obvious to me and this setup immediately cast Giuliani as a "man in charge" for the rest of the interview. The reality of the situation, of course, is much more controversial. Having not learned any lesson after the 1993 WTC bombing, Giuliani showed questionable leadership and ability with regard to security issues and in fact would have finished his unremarkable term as mayor with little success in any policy area. Following 9/11, Giuliani became a leader in opportunism and public relations, perhaps, but he certainly has not earned any credibility.

Porter Melmoth said...

Excellent points, all.
For those who wish to look at numerous scholarly and investigative sources (instead of relying on Neo-con Public Radio) there is plenty of evidence that the Iran factor has always been part of the Neo-con 'strategy' regarding the Middle East. Especially since 1991, when everything was particularly Cheney-ized, the goal of their Final Solution has been the subjugation of Iran once and for all. Iraq was and is a mere stepping stone. Seymour Hersh and others have been hot on the Iran story, and it is a credit to such publications as 'The New Yorker' that he been able to have his say there. And NPR? Instead of doing ditzy tinker-toy stories to 'brighten up' the morning and afternoon shows, they could be putting together a really comprehensive and helpful series of segments which attempt to tell the story as it is, not their own special version of it. But hell, what do we expect? What can you expect from Neo-con Public Radio?
That's where Richard Perle is always welcomed, but where is Seymour Hersh? At 'The New Yorker', thank you very much.

Daniel Levin, Ph.D. said...

A truly amazing Diane Rehem with Dennis Kucinich today...I will write the ombudsman...Rehem condescendingly and passive-aggressively told Dennis that she was disappointed (!) in him when he said he needed to leave 5 minutes early to VOTE! Hooray for Dennis telling Diane (in a more tactful way than I would have) that voting is more important than pissing her off.
A classic example of why I hate much of NPR news.

Daniel Levin, Ph.D. said...

I just sent this to the NPR ombudsman...


Diane Rehem (SP?) was cruelly and shamefully condescending to Dennis Kucinich this morning when he told her at the end of the hour that he had to leave five minutes early to cast a vote. She said, like a really bad parent, "I have to be frank with you Dennis, I'm disappointed". This is disgusting behavior on her part, acting like her show is more important than a congressman's vote. I'm so glad Dennis handled it better and more tactfully than I would, not letting himself be angry with her.

This is why I can't stand NPR news...the anchors and talk show hosts are uniformly smug, passive-aggressive, power-hungry, and condescending to those they deem too far left. I guess I'm spoiled by listening to the very best journalist we've got in America now, Amy Goodman. NPR needs to be 'neutral' to get funding. Neutral is fine when the country is moderate. Neutral is criminal when the country is turning fascist. NPR sadly is now falling into the category of what we called the good Germans during WWII...Good men doing nothing.

Porter Melmoth said...

Bravo, Dr. Levin. Let 'em have it.
Dennis is a statesman and a gentleman. I think the majority of the listeners will surely admire him for his principles. It's sad to hear that Diane, one of the more credible on-air personalities at NPR, was so churlish. But of course, it wouldn’t be fashionable to compliment such a ‘radical’ as Dennis. She could have ad-libbed the remaining five minutes on the virtues of those who still take their congressional duties seriously, whether she or NPR admires such individuals or not. Another missed opportunity to reinforce democracy. Another sign of the creeping insidiousness that rots NPR right in front of our ears.

Anonymous said...

Is there a similar "check" for PBS? The "Newshour" has become an obscene joke. Does Lehrer have no shame, or just no guts? I'm so sick of his ass-kissing the thugs that are stealing everything worthwhile...Ms. Rice, indeed! Bastards!

Kevan said...

There's Media Matters:

http://mediamatters.org/

Liberality said...

I do believe the Bush presidency has had a great, if negative, impact on this country. NPR used to be my main news source but for the past 4 years, at the least, I have heard an insideous shift to the right in all of their news coverage. This year the shift to the right is so pronouced that I can't take it anymore and have all but stopped listening to them. However, I think the neocons want NPR to fail and they are working hard on doing just that and hopefully a new administration can straighten things out. Once, and if, Bush leaves the White House, the 64,000 dollar question is if NPR can ever recover from the Bush legacy.

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