Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Open Thread

NPR related comments welcomed.

8 comments:

Mytwords said...

Be sure to check out
Glenn Greenwald's piece on Cokie Roberts.
Newsflash: she's a liar.

Porter Melmoth said...

Indeed, the Cokie Approach is very much emulated at NPR. That 'creative writing' thing that I keep bringing up, where stories are spun into opinion pieces that merely serve as shilling for some suspect agenda. And that's where the egotism comes in: these NPR punks think they can mold public opinion via their 'smart' points of view, as if we, as children, needed life explained to us. To me, that's as bad as Bush telling us how government is supposed to work!

Porter Melmoth said...

Boy, I just heard a segment on ATC where Meechele and some doofus named Kenny Goldstein 'reviewed' new ads put out by the Obama and Clinton campaigns in PA. I think 'disdainful' is perhaps an adequate term to describe their sophisticated picking and poking at these ads, as if they were rotting caviar samples on burlap crackers, or something worse. Their disapproval reached toffee-nosed proportions, because, heavens above, there just wasn't anything at all that these two seasoned individuals could find of value in those darn ads. No 'information' or anything! So, there was plenty of fussin' and snortin' over such media nonsense.

Just a little bit of snottiness leaked through poor Meechele's usual solemnity, but it was delivered with just a dash of smoky seductiveness. Snotty can be sexy!

Narcissist Priggish Radio at its best.

I'm sending NPR a bill for the necessary steam-cleaning of the vomit spray that my pet hyena made when he heard this tidy little segment.

Mytwords said...

Interesting how NPR trashes the non-informative nature of the Clinton and Obama ads (fair enough) but just oozed with praise for the brilliance of Ronald Reagan's BS Morning in amerikkka ads.

Porter Melmoth said...

In one simple sentence, these bozos could have covered their flat asses at least by saying something like, 'In the campaign ad world, it's a cynical biz, so all sorts of wacky things are tried..' Or something to bring us back to objectivity, rather than leaving us with the obvious conclusion that both these dilettantes obviously have it out for both the Dem candidates.

Porter Melmoth said...

I wish I could say something - anything at all - about the Field Marshall Petraeus/Ry Crock Show...

Ah! I thought of something: Ry said 'uh, uh, uh, um, uh, uh' a LOT. Nervous, perhaps?

Bet those NPR editors were BUSY.

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

Yep, guys - about 2.5 minutes into that fluffily putrid segment on my commute home and I hit the tuner button... yet again. Driving home is harrowing enough, and the parakeet cage of the airwaves only adds to the drudgery.

And as if these mouthpieces of clueless patricianism have any room to talk!

Comrade Rutherford said...

I just can't stand National Propaganda Radio! What a bunch of clowns.

The thing that gets me is ow very carefully they avoid serious topics in their interviews with key people involved. Both the interviewer and the guests will discuss most everything except that key item (whatever it may be), and they will skirt around mentioning it.

Nice Polite Republicans is their new name.