Friday, December 12, 2008

Q Tips

NPR related comments welcomed.


Anonymous said...

Did everyone enjoy the special weekday dose of Scott Simon - paired with Inskeep no less! - this morning?? Guess he's NPR's Senior Chicago "expert" now. Of course Scottie-boy and the 'Screep did their Morning Zoo shtick, finding hilarity in the Blago mess. The real joke is that NPR thinks these guys are reporters. The Daily Show crew has more credibility.

And then a little later we got a chaser of David Frum!! My radio went off at that point. Could ME find a more discredited a voice in DC beltway-land? Oh well, at least it gives us something to talk about here at NPR Check. And thank goodness this forum exists.

Keep up the great work MYTWORDS.

Anonymous said...

Has anyone noticed that Insteep gets all agressive and hostile on his interviewees from the left, but not those on the right?

pig!bink!buzzy!funny! (sic) said...

Nope, didn't notice. 'Cuz here's the only place where I give 'em any attention at all.

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

David Frum could gag an orc.

The obsequious tongue-laving he got could ONLY have been delivered by someone already inured in the wonders of corporate coprophagy.

Insqueek goes all shrill and pouty when he 'interviews' those with whose views he is not in sympathy. He's so predictable that way.

Ya can't spell R E P U B L I C A N withoutN P R

Porter Melmoth said...

Yup, now that the tonnage of downsizing hangs over EVEN NPR, a whole lotta love got spread over ME this morn. Inskreep was at his lovey-dovey best with The Simonizer. They may have been clinking glasses, but Little Stevie was definitely sitting at the feet of the Master, who we are now required to categorize as a Novelist rather than some mere chat show host. The Simonization of Illinois politics brought 'roses to my cheeks', and I was left with the revelation that this Scott fellow is, you know, really smart and stuff. And we thought we really KNEW him!

Oh yes, and there was plenty of love left for Dave 'Axis/Evil' Frum. Inskreep went from lionizing The Simonizer to gently revering Frum of Canada, as disgusting a 'player' in BushCorp as is possible to imagine. His vileness has yet to be properly calibrated.
Hearing him 'revamp' conservatism was about as credible as Richard Perle saying he's ashamed of his war profiteering (which he hasn't, yet).

But with a new administration coming, SOMEONE still has to carry the Neocon torch, and that someone is Neocon Publicizing Radio.

Porter Melmoth said...

It is indeed cheering to see the rapid responses to the sessions with The Novelist and Chronicler of the Land of Lincoln, and The Phrasemaker ('Axis/Evil!' Remember? 'Axis/Evil!' 'Axis/Evil!') that we shared together this morning!

NPR is so damn easy to criticize. They deliver it to us on a gold-plated platter. Sometimes it's TOO easy. Sort of like a VP shooting an old man in the face that he didn't know was there.

RepubLiecan said...

It was nice to see somethings haven't changed at NPR/PBS. This morning Novels Promoted for Reporters continued the long tradition of interviewing a NPR/PBS personality who has written a book. Is there anyone associated with the CPB who hasn't written a book?

Hopefully, Scott the Simonizer's literary career will have the same duration as his venture into television, mercifully short.
This week has been particularly gruesome in the promotion of NPRers and the remaking of republiecan talking points.

!ynnub!yzzuf!knip!gib said...

Ooh! While we're on a roll playing "fun with acronyms" my buddy who doesn't frequent this site writ this one a few moons back:

Now Preaching Religion

War On War Off said...

I am *so* glad I stuck to the classical music station this morning!

Anonymous said...

AP reported on the release of a Senate report yesterday:

Published on Thursday, December 11, 2008 by the Associated Press
Rumsfeld Responsible for Torture, Report Says, by Joby Warrick

What (if anything) did NPR have to say about this?

I searched their site on "torture senate report" and also "interrogation senate report" and came up empty, but i realize they still may have aired something on it.

I was not listening yesterday (in general I don't) but does anyone here know whether NPR even mentioned the Senate report?

Judging by the dismissive way that Ann Garrels' airing of confessions that had been tortured out of two Iraqis was "dealt with" by NPR management (not), i would not be at all surprised if NPR takes the same approach to the Senate report.

Porter Melmoth said...

Propaganda is always selective in how it chooses to present reality.

Anonymous said...

Not to be mean, but after listening to Madeline Brand "chat" politics with Juan Williams on "Day to Day" this morning -- uh, I gotta say I'm not sorry they've canceled that show.

It was PAINFUL to listen to.