Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Open Thread

NPR related comments? Put 'em here.

7 comments:

big!pink!fuzzy!bunny! said...

James Wolcott, in his blog regarding the return of Imus to the airwaves:

"I try listening to NPR but I'm just not a good enough person to be the receptacle for all that homogenized reasonableness lightly sugared with whimsey and vitamin-enriched with valuable life lessons. I'd rather hear Imus complain about a dead gnat floating in his herbal tea, or something equally earth-shattering."

Jeepers, and to say nothing of their blatant revisionism or lopsided reporting. And the requisite sing-songy elocution, which is primarily what drives this bunny batty!

Porter Melmoth said...

There's nobody like JW for smashing a festering boil right on it's head. Thanks for spreading the word, big!

big!pink!fuzzy!bunny! said...

No problemo, Port et. al. Always giddily happy when someone's busting on Nerdy Pubescent Ratchetheads - because "at the end of the day" they sho' do deserve it!

Happy Tofurkey Day, Ev'rybody
(except you, NPR - choke on a wishbone for all your deceptions and circumlocutions!)

larry, dfh said...

This Wed. morning on ME was a little story on Helium shortages. Marketplace did a similarly shallow piece a week or so ago, and had as their consulting expert...a balloon man. In my business we use liquified Helium in a cryomagnet. We have seen the prices approximately double in the past year. But it seems that the shortage in the US is, well, largely manufactured. From some technicians at Bruker Biospin, people who travel the world installing and repairing cryomagnets, there is no shortage in Europe, because Europe used to get its Helium from Syria, and because the U.S. gov't doesn't like Syria, the U.S. is dumping Helium in Europe to undercut the Syrians. Now this information was readily volunteered in a 20minute conversation. That NPR is too lazy to even to go the lengths of asking someone who might actually know something about the topic is really unacceptable. They should just simulcast Drudge and all go home. Naturally, my note to Marketplace wasn't even acknowledged. They're lazy and they really don't care.

Porter Melmoth said...

Highly interesting, Larry. This is just one example of the corporate affairs that REALLY matter to the powers that be. That's why justices like Alito and Roberts were positioned on the not-so-supreme court: to provide shelter for the corporate pirates. Let the public get all wigged out about social issues like abortion, etc. The REAL action is making US corporate hegemony permanent.

Anonymous said...

[breaking]
(via NPR Morning News Thurs 11/22/07)

beverages have calories

[more soon]

big!pink!fuzzy!bunny! said...

Wow - I'm convinced, however, that the world's largest helium reserves can be found in (shhhh).... Missy Block's cranium. At least that's what I discern from her speaking voice.