Thursday, December 27, 2007

Open Thread

NPR related comments welcomed.


Porter Melmoth said...

Sometimes, SOME times, things work out acceptably at NPR. This morning, I must say, the whole shocking Benazir Bhutto assassination report, via my Reeves, others, and even Inskeep, ran, in my opinion, along a course that might be considered 'normal' as far as getting information to listeners is concerned. That's all I ever ask of a news service: to get the news out without complications or propagandistic manipulation. This was a breaking story, so NPR didn't have the chance to 'NPR-ize' it.

On the other hand, the garden party crowd of the afternoon show treated the subject with much more distance and trademark priggishness. And soon after, the reprehensible Siegel was putting in his counterfeit two cents about what he thought about Weatherman-era protesters. My contempt for him knows no bounds. The hell with them.

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

And whatta cute lil' series they'd been doing this past week ... (ahem, imagine if you will a voiceprint, trademark 'Missy-poo in Candyland' elocution) "The Ones that Got Away." Yeah, they should've scrapped the tv shows and el-lame-o music and given due to some important news items that slipped through their cracks or that they'd given short shrift to.
(yeah, right - that's just too much like hard and daunting work, and certain to upset some stomachs all around the corporate board room)