Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Q Tips

NPR related comments welcomed.


Anonymous said...

Hey gang didja hear? Iraq is totes awesome these days! Lourdes Garcia-Navarro said so on ME this AM. She puts on a tune called "The Shotgun" and tools around Iraq going to places she would have been totally kidnapped in a year ago! She has lunch! She listens to gossip! Though the trips have to be meticulously planned, she has to disguise herself as an Iraqi woman and something violent could happen at any moment.

Anonymous said...

"she has to disguise herself as an Iraqi woman and something violent could happen at any moment."

According to Reliable Sources (Curve Ball's brother-in-law), to complete the disguise, Garcia-Navarro puts on an Anne Garrels mask (and walks around Baghdad naked, of course)

Anonymous said...

Amy Goodman is what NPR used to be...

..long, long ago in a land far, far away.

You know, the Amy Goodman whose arrest at the Republican National Convention NPR chose not to cover.

Yeh, THAT Amy Goodman.

The one who was just given this years Right Livelihood Award ( also known as the "alternative Nobel.")

And to the reporters at NPR: that's NOT another arrest warrant (so you can go back to sleep)

'Alternative Nobels' Go To Journalist, Activists

STOCKHOLM, Sweden - A US journalist, a Swiss-born doctor and activists from India and Somalia were named on Wednesday as this year's winners of the Right Livelihood Award, also known as the "alternative Nobel."

The recipients will share a 2 million kronor (US$290,000) cash award to be split in four parts. Swedish-German philanthropist Jakob von Uexkull founded the awards in 1980 to recognize work he felt was being ignored by the Nobel Prizes.

American reporter Amy Goodman, founder and host of the syndicated radio and television program "Democracy Now!", was honored for "truly independent political journalism that brings to millions of people the alternative voices that are often excluded by mainstream media " the organizers said. -- AP

///end AP quote

Excluded by mainstream media like NPR.

Anonymous said...

David Folkenflick apparently believes the media is "out to get" Palin.

A while back, he aired a piece entitled
"McCain Aide: Media On 'Mission To Destroy' Palin"

Today, on ATC, he aired a piece wherein he asked whether CBS had purposely released different parts of Palin's interview with Katie Couric over a period of time in order to keep embarrassing Palin.

(As if Palin really needed someone to help in that regard.)

These pieces on NPR get more bizarre all the time.

My question is, when did NPR decide they were going to quit journalism and get into the tabloid gossip business?

Grimblebee said...

Yesterday Garcia-Navarro (I think) interviewed Iraqi widows. What was interesting was her "history" of all the suffering and strife that led to this -- if I remember correctly, it went something like this: the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait, the Iran-Iraq war, and the ongoing civil war. Nowhere was the good ol' US of A mentioned.

Did anyone else notice this? I never get down the exact words or have time to look up the stories.

Anonymous said...

Check out who the media CFR members are ...