Monday, December 15, 2008

Q Tips

NPR related comments welcomed.

14 comments:

Steve Byan said...

From Think Progress comes this report of Juan Williams comments regarding the "Iraq Shoe Incident" while appearing as a guest on Bill O'Reilly's show:

WILLIAMS: But on a serious level, how many American lives have been sacrificed to the cause of liberating Iraq? How much money has been spent while they’re not spending their own profits from their oil? American money. So I just think it’s absolutely the act of an ingrate for them to behave in this way. Just unbelievable to me.


What a tool. Neocon Progaganda Radio all the way.

War On War Off said...

Juan Williams is beyond contempt. Vile, vile, vile.

artes moriendi said...

And then there's this: http://mediamatters.org/items/200812160013?f=h_latest

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

Wan Williams is the main reason I no longer send ANY money to NPR. I want him to choose between NPR and Faux Noise. Mara Liaisson, and Cokie, too.
If you wanna get rich, then sell out, plainly and simply.

I am sure Never Povoke Repukes can get along without you...

War On War Off said...

From Artes link:

On the December 15 edition of Fox News' Special Report, Fox News contributor and NPR national political correspondent Mara Liasson said of President George W. Bush's handling of the Iraq war, "I think that history will judge him pretty kindly," and said that Bush leaves "a war that's pretty manageable, if not almost won, to his successor."

Shorter Mara: "Sieg Heil!"

bug!punk!bizzy!finny! (sic) said...

^ orrr, Hideous Shill

Throw a shoe or two at 'er, I say!

Porter Melmoth said...

Now we know the proper implements to toss at NPR (that they understand, anyway). A shoe-beating is all it takes for NPR's Foxy Friends to tell it like Deadeye Dick does...

Anyway, one of the benefits of narrowing one's exposure to toxic NPRadiation down to 1.5 headlines per day (and that's pushing it), is that you get those clever little teasers so skillfully rattled off by our beloved morning 'hosts'. Inskreep, as we all know, is what he is. But Renaay Mundane, well, she's just so TONAL. I mean, it's that sly and 'savvy' tone in her voice, like she's implying, 'I'm so sophisticated, that I'm really above taking all this news stuff seriously. Of COURSE I'd rather be shopping!' Some of her inflections scream 'get a load of this' or 'I've got a right to be smug about this upcoming story, and I'll show YOU how to be smug, too!' This is classic NPR-ism: not only spinning the news from a Neocon web, but applying the whole shootin' match into a way of life: upward mobility yuppiedom, updated for the 21st century. Renaay's 'buoyant' sounding voice is perfect for this mindset. You can listen to NPR on your way to the Mall, and get all superficially 'concerned' about issues, NPR-style, but once you hit the clothes racks, do not trouble yourself! Shop, buy, and have fun! NPR's done such a great job in taking the 'depressing' and 'scary' out of the news, and Renaay's at the center of it. Never was MacLuhan's 'the medium is the massage' so blatantly displayed.

Speaking of teasers, I hear that our Anne of Green Zone Garrels is still in darkest Russia, grubbing up more material to get that darn New, Colder War going. Premise is that Russia don't want none of its babies to become Americanskis no more, or something equally pungent. But guess what, Annie? I DIDN'T CATCH YOUR STORY.

b!p!f!b! said...

Oh crappies, Port - I didn't catch it either. In fact, your mention is the first I even heard about it. What a big!pink!misinformed!bunny! am I!

Goodness, I really really REALLY miss cursor.org these days...

Anonymous said...

I have an idea.

Round up ALL of the mainstream White House Press corps -- Juan Williams, Don Gonyea and all the rest (except Helen Thomas, of course) in a corral and let us -- the American public -- pelt them with our shoes (no slippers allowed) for a couple hours.

That should cure the American mainstream media of what ails it.

And if it does not, repeat as many times as it takes until it does.

War On War Off said...

Speaking of throwing shoes, here's a fun little game...

Porter Melmoth said...

As Dubya himself would say, that's a 'fabulous' game, WOWO. Thanks!

War On War Off said...

Glad you like it, Porter! And if you scroll down you'll see that the United States is the top Bush-shoeing country in the world...USA! USA! USA!

Anonymous said...

This morning they boo-hooed over NPR layoffs during the totally predictable and yet still execrable "fewer office christmas parties" feature. I say fire all of them except Peter Overby if they expect me to sit through an entire story anymore.

Anonymous said...

This morning they boo-hooed over NPR layoffs"

And the last time Congress threatened to cut all funds to public radio, NPR went into 24/7 PR (and self-pity) mode, encouraging people to call in and express their "opinion" about public radio to Congress, knowing full well that most people who would take to time to contact their Congressman would support maintaining NPR funding.

In other words, NPR was effectively using public funds (and the public airwaves) to accomplish the goal of perpetuating their own funding.

Even if no laws were broken, the whole thing was utterly disgusting.