Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Q Tips

NPR related comments welcomed.

8 comments:

Porter Melmoth said...

I know that in civilized society, sneering is a generally distasteful and childish practice, but so help me, NPR brings it out of me (surprise, surprise). I'm just catching snippets these days, but when I hear a teaser for Missy Blok 'reporting from Szechuan' on the 'anniversary' of 'her' quake, talk about distasteful and childish! Missy's Magazine purports to bring across human interest stories, but her voice is all wrong, her bearing is all wrong, and NPR's approach is ALL WRONG.

There. Sneer of the day. Again.

Porter Melmoth said...

PS: I've knocked around in a few rural provinces of China, and while I don't wish to generalize, I get the feeling that your average Chinese citizen is canny enough not to get too impressed by some media pinwheel like Missy, picking around, snooping for 'stories', while her paternalistic Blob back at Central Control nods approvingly.

Sorry for the sourness, but this stuff is sour-inducing, for me, anyway.

Hugh Sansom said...

Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson reports -- from Kabul -- on the civilian fatalities in a US attack in Afghanistan. The Red Cross and others have already detailed the losses, yet NPR insists on describing the losses as "alleged" -- this despite the fact that Nelson is nowhere near the location and events she is reporting on.

Hubertg said...

Iraq, Afhganistan, Pakistan,...you name it,... anywhere,...the whole world has gone totally mad. Kill, kill, kill,...humanity is a blight on planet Earth. We need to give this place back to the bugs and get the humans out of the picture.

Juan "Toss" Ensalada said...

All,Mara does some of her best in drive-by story about the Veep. She's just been waiting for material to plug into this meme, hasn't she?

Listen to the last question and answer in this story from Tom Bowman, Pentagon apologist. A bit of Bowman blustering before he remembers to mention all of the right talking points:

"...21,000 more troops on the ground, our guys are outnumbered, every situation is different, air strikes are necessary..." I was just waiting to hear him say "collateral damage" and "bad things happen to good people."

-JET

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gopol said...

Heard all about how great the banks are this am on ME. Particularly BofA, which will need another hefty cash infusion, but then should pull through: pfffeeewww! What a relief - especially when their advertisement described how, not only do they support NPR, but poor people and minorities too! Hooray for B of A!

Anonymous said...

Interesting look at the new PBS sponsorship situation:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/08/business/media/08adco.html?ref=business