Monday, March 23, 2009

Q Tips

NPR related comments welcomed.

4 comments:

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

Wan Williams "taking over" for Cokie this morning?

Why is Wan not ALWAYS introduced on NPR as a paid shill for Roger Ailes and Rupert Murdoch?

Porter Melmoth said...

"Why is Wan not ALWAYS introduced on NPR as a paid shill for Roger Ailes and Rupert Murdoch?"

Because NPR wants to protect its intellectual, 'thinking' audience from the gruesome reality, and it might drive listeners away, doncha know.

Inskreep was at his dipsh@t best, interviewing none other than - and I about fell out of my chair when I heard his name - Juan (not Wan-at-all) Cole. Ever the gentleman, Cole did his best to put up with dippy Stevie. The I-kreep marveled that there's a huge Saudi-built mosque in Islamabad and thought that maybe there was some 'Saudi soft power' in Pakistan! Well waddaya know! Yes, Steven, and the Pakistanis even changed the name of one of their large cities from Lyallpur (named for a Brit administrator) to Faisalabad, after the Saudi king, because of financial aid. Cole patiently explained that yes, there is Saudi influence in the country. There is also a well-stock armament apparatus in Pakistan, generously provided by American godfathers.

Anyway, at least someone at NPR had the wherewithal to consult Mr. Cole, who is a safe and sane voice.

But there was a return to NPRadicalism. Pining for Commies to nag about, Nationalist Public Radio did the next best thing: bitchin' about them Moozlums and their fatwas in a segment meant to raise some ruckus for a New Colder War.

Anonymous said...

NPR audience growing:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/03/23/AR2009032302972.html?hpid=topnews

Well, I guess I won't even give to PRI or APM independently of my station (I vowed not to give to my local station because it goes to NPR News).

big!pink!fuzzy!boycott! said...

^ Like they say, no accounting for taste.

And jus' cuz' Britney may have gone multi-platinum don't mean she's actually any good, eh?