Monday, October 08, 2007

Open Thread

NPR News related comments are welcomed.


larry, dfh said...

I just couldn't believe my ears when I heard stupid Steve Inskeep on Monday's ME hoping upon hope that maybe NPR's broadcast would inspire some young person to enlist in the military and go to Iraq. Inskeep surely had to have his diaper changed after that movement. He was talking with Toad Hitchens about his idiocy in Vanity Fair, as if that's all there is to VF, about how some poor guy died in Iraq and maybe Hitch had some responsibility for convincing the young (DEAD) man to enlist. Steve seemed really jealous. When am I gong to hear James Wolcott on NPR?

Porter Melmoth said...

Wolcott is too truthful, too sardonic, and too hilarious for NPR. NPR doesn't know about things like sardonicism and satire or even humor, unless it's the Scooter Simon or Missy M'lissa Block kind. I have zero expectations that they'll ever move past that kind of lame 'entertainment', thoughtfully peppered throughout the shows in order to make the gruesomeness of Tough Gal Garrels & Co. more 'palatable'. If there's one thing I can't stand, it's bloated Bob Siegel trying to be witty in that twitty, pursed, EXCRUTIATING enunciation he regularly tortures listeners with.

Speaking of Toad Hitchens: like Tony Blankley, Hitchens is another Brit who had to become an American citizen in order to let his true conservative self out of the closet.

VF's editor, Graydon Carter, has been responsibly anti-Bush for years now.

Bright spot: I recently heard Frank Deford make a well-placed slam against the style of Monday Night Football announcers and their blather. Now, does he have the sporting instinct to go after the wacky NPR team??