Monday, March 24, 2008

Open Thread

New week, new comments. NPR related insights and observations welcomed.

5 comments:

dlgreen said...

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=88424142

They now debate torture on NPR. They call it "tough interrogations."

Porter Melmoth said...

Wednesday's ME: I just can't summon the will to properly rage, but the succession of segments I heard, whether it was Gwen Thompkins' know-nothing/care-nothing first-grader's storytime tales from Antarta-ca (sic) or - what the hell am I doing? Why do I bother? Now I know though, one important thing: NPR IS FOR KIDS!!

larry, dfh said...

This is about PBS, and not necessarily NPR. The last two nights I watched the 'Frontline' series'Bush's War'. That was 3 1/2-4 hours of television. One word that was never mentioned was "OIL". Never, not once that I heard. Plenty of face time for that hag elizabeth BUMiller, nothing from Scott Ritter or Col. Ann Wright. The whole series was about how bush and rice were misled on the wmd's, it was all cheney's doing. The re-write is in full swing, it's up to Los Insignificantes out here to keep it from happening.

Porter Melmoth said...

Yes, I've realized for a long time now that just because a subject is shown on Frontline doesn't mean that it's the definitive version at all.

I'm waiting for a BBC/Greg Palast version, or, if they flake out, Michael Moore's version will be interesting. Plus, there are plenty of independent documentaries in the making. The story is so huge that it will take years, but I'm impatient because I naturally want all the bastards to get nailed.

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

Yes, and once the definitive editions are all released and consumed (say, about 20 years in the future) all the populace will respond with an "oh well" shrug, and repeat the next cycle of amnesiac ineptitude. My template?: Vietnam.

Gee, and to think I wanted to catch that Frontline installment. Thanks for the quick review, Lar - the sight of Bumiller would've been blood-curdling enough.