Friday, December 05, 2008

Q Tips

NPR related comments welcomed.

6 comments:

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

There was another long story today about the Big Three bail-out in which comments of Alabama Senator Richard Shelby figured prominently. Shelby is critical of efforts to save the "Big 3." The story quoted him extensively, without ever mentioning that Shelby was NOT an honest commentator: Alabama's auto business--Honda, Hyundai, and Toyota all have (non-unionized) manufacturing plants in the State.

War On War Off said...

Alabama's auto business--Honda, Hyundai, and Toyota all have (non-unionized) manufacturing plants in the State.

All of which are heavily subsidized as well.

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

Amato, over at Crooks & Liars, has picked up on the Shelby story. I sure wish NPR would read the blogs, donchew?

Stav said...

Just found this site from Greenwald. I am glad Woody already mentioned it, but NPR raises my blood pressure almost every other morning by giving Shelby a platform for his pro-Mercedes Benz propaganda.

I sent a query about this to the "Dean" Broder's WP chat today and it touched off a little firestorm from folks all around the country who pick up on this charade and are ticked off that the media lets Shelby and Crocker and others from states who subsidize foreign companies go on Detroit bashing rants with impunity. (And I say this as a person in the financials!)

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/discussion/2008/12/03/DI2008120302516.html

Debbie Reese said...

Astounded (and not) to hear NPR's piece on the word "turkey" --- it ran on Thanksgiving Day, with the narrator saying "When Columbus discovered America..."


DISCOVERED???!!!

Use of that word is not "offensive" --- it is incorrect. Not "politically" incorrect. Just plain wrong. Factually wrong.

D.O., Glen and Jean said...

OK, it's Saturday, Dec.6 and we were just.....umm....entertained? by Scott Horsley's piece on ATC about Obama getting energy advise from James Jones, his National Security Advisor pick. Horsley presented Jones as a valued advisor in terms of energy issues but failed to mention that Jones sat on the board at Chevron! Hello?? Chevron? Big Oil? Arrrgghhhh!