Sunday, December 14, 2008

Q Tips

NPR related comments are always welcomed.

3 comments:

larry, dfh said...

On the Financial Friends of NPR
Years ago it was Waste Management, followed by ADM, Arthur Anderson, the New Age Philanthropy (in Philidelphia, whyy), and they are still running ads for UBS and Medtronic(from Diane @ cabdrollery.blogspot.com). The thread through all this is that npr seems to pick one sleazy, crooked corporate sponsor after another (not to mention GE and Marketplace on pri). For all the chaos and ego and anarchy over at Pacifica, maybe they just might be on to something with their absolute policy of No Corporate Donations. Of course in the eyes of the fluffers at npr, that only demonstrates 'non-professionalism'.

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

Bout half of Mr.O's campaign war-chest came from corporRat funders, especially on Wall Street. His second-most generous corpoRat sponsor was UBS, which is where Phil Gramm now works.

YOu remember Phil Gramm, doncha?

With Clinton WhiteHouse functionaries Bob Rubin and Larry Summers, he pushed through the relaxation of the depression-era financial restrictions that directly led to the implosion of the US and international credit markets...

Anonymous said...

Correct: Gramm was specifically responsible for the repeal of the Glass-Steagal Act, which stood as a firewall between commercial banks and investment banks.