Monday, November 24, 2008

Q Tips

NPR related comments welcomed.

7 comments:

Woody (Tokin Librul/Rogue Scholar/ Helluvafella!) said...

The coverage from Venezuela this morning was, if anything, even more pathetic than the reporting in advance of the elections yesterday.

Seems like Venezuelans affirmed their support for Chaves pretty overwhelmingly. Of 20 seats up, Chavistas claimed 17.

However, this was portrayed by the NPR provocateur in place to be a stinging rebuke to the 'socialist' rule of Chavez' party.

Anonymous said...

Russian President Warships to Venezuela ...

http://africa.reuters.com/energyandoil/news/usnN23466456.html?rpc=401&

Also Bolivian President throws out DEA ...

http://rawstory.com/news/2008/DEA_encouraged_drug_trade_says_Morales_1106.html

Looking like the CIA/Mossad/COFR etc. have overplayed their hands badly.


The shame is that National Public Radio has become a hand puppet show scripted by the enemies of rational truth.

Anonymous said...

Isn't the cutesy and coy, gossipy tone of the host a little out of place with the disturbing content of this piece?

40,000 people scrambling for free potatoes? WTF?

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=97418921

Woody (Tokin Librul/Rogue Scholar/ Helluvafella!) said...

By the way: I do NOT care to become more "up close and personal" with NPR's newsreaders, their friends, families, or pets...

They seem to me a thoroughly vapid, and vain group of self-regarding corpoRat tools who appear to be able to justify themselves with that most specious journalistic assertion that if everybody detests them, they must be doing something right.

Porter Melmoth said...

Maybe it was just me, but this morn I heard what at least sounded like a cogent report from Ivan Watson, I think, in Rep. of Georgia. It's the first time I've heard on NPR that the president of Georgia might - just might - be a paranoid wacko, as indicated in an interview with a few Georgians themselves (great idea!). NPR of course has been hopping on the New Colder War bandwagon, but this report, primitive though it was, seemed to allow for people on the ground in that country, who might have some interesting opinions and facts, instead of reverting to wholesale Neocon pronouncements.

Caution: NPR moveth in sublimely ridiculous ways...

George said...

Inskeep said this morning "some people feel" Max Cleland's patriotism was questioned in the last GA sentate election.

Some people say? It is clear that Chamblis aggressively questioned Cleland's patriotism by linking him to Al Queada. Some people say?

What planet does Inskeep and his writers live on? Do they think we're stupid?

Woody (Tokin Librul/Rogue Scholar/ Helluvafella!) said...

George...

Out here in the wild west, a group of people called the "Dine'h" (aka "Navajos") pretty much universally won't upset the community balance by 'personally' criticizing someone else, but who still have something to say, will often cover their own criticism by attributing their own opinions to "some people say."