Monday, January 19, 2009

Q Tips

NPR related comments welcomed.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

I enjoy this site very much because I believe NPR is complete crap, but I don't listen to it very often, for the same reasons I don't read the NYT very often. Why piss yourself off? Get real news from somewhere else. Use the radio for entertainment, or play CDs.

War On War Off said...

I get "real news" from a number of sources depending on the context, and rarely listen to NPR anymore, but I'm glad NPR Check exists so as to challenge Beltway propaganda before it ossifies into the conventional wisdom. NPR has gotten fat and lazy and needs to know there are critical minds out there listening. Also, since NPR receives our taxpayer money they need to be held accountable.

Anonymous said...

Steve Inskeep is as excited as a little girl today on NPR's special coverage of Inauguration Day. Seriously, his voice sounds a full octave higher!

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

Seriously, his voice sounds a full octave higher!
1/20/09 10:38 AM


Not for naught is Lil Stevie's patronym rendered as "Insqueak" among the literati and cognoscenti...

Anonymous said...

I was driving around early this morning, listening to "special coverage" (listening to Insqueak, Mundane & Company) when I arrived home 45 minutes before the actual inauguration. The spectacle was breathtaking as I watched it on TV. And it made me realize, how underwhelming were the descriptions from the NPR morning team. While I realize that radio lacks the power of imagery, what NPR showcased for me was how BADLY they have gotten away from truly descriptive and compelling radio. That stands to reason because most of the team today does interviewing and half-assed reporting, rather than doing good radio. Really, pretty pathetic but not surprising.

Porter Melmoth said...

After an indeterminate time drifting in and out of sleep, in which I was dreaming - a nightmare really - that Renaay Mundane was fluttering and giggle-talking her way around the Inauguration site, and NPR was LETTING HER DO IT.

Anyway, I watched the ceremonies on BBC. Uncluttered, no rubbish, and NPR-free.

And yes, Yahoo/AP confirmed it was Plain John 'Android' Roberts who mucked up the oath, not Obama. Someone's not ready for Prime Time. That's the problem with puppets.

Anonymous said...

Steve Inskeep editorializes at the end of this piece by Scott Horsely. He's sounding like Scott Simon more and more everyday!

Anonymous said...

NPR Guest undermines NPR's primary premise for this story. Poor Renee. Guest makes her sound stupid.