Thursday, January 22, 2009

Q Tips

NPR related comments welcomed.

13 comments:

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

I got 30 seconds into the Insqueak tongue-laving of Boehner this morning before I shrieked and hurled a dog at the tuner!

THe only question that Insqueak should hav asked, should have begun with, and should have bel;abored until he got a real answer was:

"Rep. Boner, will you and the rest of the discredited, shamed, humiliated Bushevik clones and drones who got the Nation into this mess over the last 8 years, actually SUPPORT Pres. O. in his efforts to repair the country?

"Simple question: Yes or no, asshole!"

Instead we got to enjoy Squeeky tippy-toeing around the Man of Bronze like some kind of a super hero...

It was DISGUSTING...

Anonymous said...

I turned it off as the story was being introduced...I knew well it would only raise my blood pressure.

Boner as a bastion of credibility with substantive ideas?

Only in the fairyland of NPR Beltway-World.

Porter Melmoth said...

Yes indeed, NPR at its most insultingly obvious. The good little Insqweep sits at the feet of the master, who spouts dimestore wisdom in front of a fireplace glow.

And Bay-nerd, obviously relishing the eroticism of the moment, goes into turbo-drive, even trying to sound like the new Prez in his inflections and phrasing.

This love-fest was however topped by that memorable time Yawn Williams got to tour Deadeye Dick's undisclosed office and emerged with wonder in his soul.

(PS: Woody, I hope that was a plastic or toy dog you hurled. Any hound worth their salt would be the first to take a leak or a dump in an office such as Boehner's!)

larry, dfh said...

NEO CONan has got to be one of the most dense, most dreary on-air (non) personalities, evah. Yesterday it was the Doughy Pantload, today it was doug feith, of all wretched assholes, and some harvard schmuck who didn't think the Iraq war was about oil, and some other bush stooge. It is obvious that the wretched lying bastard NEO CONan is only there to misinform those listeners stupid enough to waste their time with him. Like all the neocons, NEO CONan took a perfectly good gig (John Hockenberry, Ray Suarez) and shat all over it.

Porter Melmoth said...

Well Larry, glad I missed Neo's follies. They're just gonna do their darndest to keep their putrid dreams alive.

If Neocon P-ganda Radicals hadn't pissed through all that Kroc money, there'd probably be a 'Five Full Hours With Richard Perle' show by now, and 'Paul's Place', with Wolfie's Special Permanent Guest Host, fellow Amurican Enterprise Institoot Intellectual, Fat Freddy 'The Freeloader' Kagan, Father of the Surge!

(Sorry for all the belabored gag names, but NPR's just too g-dam insultingly silly not to.)

biggov!pinkshnik!fuzzii!bunnyova! said...

No need to apologize to this reader, Port. A privilege, at long last, to have this forum to take all those unhealthy pent-up pot-shots that we could only before yelp into the ether or let ricochet around inside our vehicles, all the while wondering if there was somebody out there in agreement...

And if I may posit, we're managed to maintain a somewhat more refined group presence than the Atrios-ities, Freeperverts, or Little Green Boogerballs out here in CyberSolaris~

Anonymous said...

NPR is Commie! I always knew that.

Yesterday not only was Michael Ratner on {head of the Center for Constitutional Rights - a Commie name if there ever was one),
but
There was an interview with Palestinian eye witnesses to one of the many human rights atrocities visited by Israel on the Gazan people.
...
There was a time when one could count on the pro-Israel bias of NPR.
What is the world coming to?

ellenr

artes moriendi said...

Just a quick note to say that Tom Gjelten's recent reports (ATC 1/22 and ME 1/23) on Obama's closing of Guantanamo and repudiation of "harsh interrogation techniques" are in essence torture apologetics. Gjelten's connections to intelligence community insiders appear to have deeply compromised his ability to report with any measure of legal or moral clarity on this issue. His basic point: Obama may be banning torture, but all serious, very important people know that torture works--so how nice it is that he is leaving himself some wiggle room so that we can still torture if we need to.

All I can say is: gross. Just gross.

miranda said...

larry, agree completely about Conan the Barbarian. Feith, called by Gen. Tommy Franks "the stupidest f*ing guy on the planet"? Let's listen to what one of the chief architects of the immoral war of choice has to say.

I frequently want to hurl shoes at the radio, only refrain because they wouldn't hit Kneel.

larry, dfh said...

Artes, I heard that gjelten bit of rationale yesterday, and it was almost like the Twilight Zone. This morning's m.e. had jackie nothing talking about setting up special courts to try Guantanamo people 'were there is no evidence'. WTF? Her piece was just a cliche for the military commissions and the stupid torture camp in Cuba. Right now I'm listening to DemocracyNow!, and have learned more in the first 5 minutes than in jackie nothing's whole show.

Anonymous said...

Agreed, DN is a much better corrective for NPR's standard propaganda.

Porter Melmoth said...

Yes, suddenly NPR's getting all 'investigative'. What a coincidence, huh?

Jello-ton & Nothing, two of their 'heavy guns' are hot on the trail to assure us that plenty of shenanigans await that'll make us quickly forget the horrors of the Bush Dark Age.

A thought:
Another point of toxicity concerning NPR's approbation of Garrels (that is, allowing her to continue as an unchallenged voice in world media)is: "if Garrels did it, then so can I". It's a license for anyone at NPR to tweak any issue they want - more than they usually do, that is. And just wait, in an Obama Admin, they're going to be digging overtime. Yes, we'll suddenly see NPR becoming more 'investigative' all of a sudden.

Of course, we're supposed to have forgotten Garrels' last transgression, and she has supposedly acquitted herself by distancing herself from Iraq, but I wouldn't trust her further than I could spit in a Katrina. That's a generic attitude toward NPR in general, of course. However, to my mind P. Reeves gave an excellent and accurate observation regarding the reception of 'Slumdog Millionaire' in Bombay this morning. It's the kind of report that I used to hear as a matter of course on BBC of yore. Bravo, Phil! (See? I don't have contempt for ALL of NPR, but I don't really feel Reeves is a part of NPR's family values.)

Anonymous said...

PM- I find the Phillip Reeves reports are generally well done. It's really too bad when NPR's success "stories" (ha) are over shadowed by their lazy and conventional "personalities."