Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Q Tips

NPR related comments welcomed.

5 comments:

thingwarbler said...

Wow... how many times did Scott Horsley manage to get "change" conveniently woven into the vapid puff piece he did on McCain's time as an Air Force commander this AM? That was the most transparent bit of PR I've heard in a while.

larry, dfh said...

Friday I heard 3 notices on jesse helms. The first was during a between-the-shows news break, where helms was described as "angering both liberals and conservatives". That was it, really. During ATC, Folkenflick had a much truer recap of helms' career, even mentioning Harvey Gant. The final piece on ATC was even closer to the truth, as they played a scary racist ad from that campaign. It seems like there are two forces writing script for npr: the republicans and someone objective. Sometimes, if you listen long enough, you get to hear from the latter.

a.m. said...

Mara Liasson was running more interference for "maverick" John McCain on this afternoon's ATC, claiming that McCain's rather radical shift away from his earlier insistence that tougher border security be part of a comprehensive package of immigration reforms is merely "a change in emphasis," not a flip-flop. Um, hello: in 2006 McCain vociferously argues that border enforcement won't work without other complementary measures that would start immigrants on a pathway to citizenship, among other things. Wingnuts get mad. Immigration bill that McCain supports fails. McCain announces presidential bid. McCain changes position and now says that we have to secure the borders before any other measures of the kind he insisted on earlier are taken. Quite a big reversal, in other words; not just a change in "emphasis." Sorry, Mara: nice try, but no go. Save your airbrushing tools for a less glaringly obvious McCain flip-flop.

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

Oh, c'mon now - stare into those bulging hypnotic Doctor Mabuse eyes a little longer, a.m. Got a visual now? Gooooood. You are getting sleeeeeeepeeeeee, very very sleeeeeeeepeeeeee.... now repeat, McCain is a maaaaaverick, McCain is a maaaaaaverick.... gidddddyup.....

larry, dfh said...

Jim zarroli had an insipid piece on Tuesday's atc about the financial mess. After bernanke's call for more congressional oversight, and how he's in it for the big guys, there was some clown (aie, naturally) bemoaning more regulation. This shit went completely unchallenged. Can you imagine some hippie calling for more regulation? There would be shrieks of outraged disbelief. npr it would seem is also in it for the big guys.