Friday, September 25, 2009

Around the Web - NPR Stinkies

Dean Baker calls out the bubble-headed Planet Monkeys for missing the $8 trillion housing bubble on Friday morning.

Glenn Greenwald takes Insqueak to task for bold questions about torture to that president (OMG!, they can say "torture" on NPR.)

It's also worth reading Greenwald's take on the consistently wrong, pompous warlover (and regular NPR personality) - David Brooks.



Thanks for the tips, plus also the solid efforts on NPR's "gas" problem, I would have missed that.

Steve Inskeep was very brave attacking the current Neo-con pinata.

Yet everything he attacked Ahmaindejad and the Iran Government for doing (torture, violation of human rights, hold prisoner without charges or trial, killing prisoners) has been well documented practices of our Government on orders from Bush/Cheney.

One day of stating the obvious does not make up for six years of cowardice.

Inkeep still a neo-con toddie, and that's a compliment.

Anonymous said...

Morning Edition had a Planet Money segment that looked back at some of the people who were struggling to pay their mortgages last year. It concluded by telling listeners that the whole problem began simply with banks lending people more money than they could pay back.

According to NPR, from the very start, the entire problem was attributed to "those people", who borrowed more money than they could pay back (NPR translation: more money than they should have borrowed)

We all know who "those people" are, now don't we?

Anonymous said...

I like this comment/question by Dean baker:

"If There Must Be Unemployment, Should We Start With NPR?"

Answer: by any and all means.

In fact, if there must be 100% unemployment, we should certainly start (and finish) with NPR.

It would sure make the job of 'auditing" (ie, correcting) their BS easier.

Anonymous said...

The folks at Planet Monkey perpetuate the myth (ie, lie) about the cause of the financial meltdown.

"Wall Street's Near-Meltdown Gave Rise to New Lies About the Economy, All Designed to Blame Anyone But Those Responsible"(By Nomi Prins)

"To hear it from the big financial companies [my comment: and from NPR], the big crash started when poor people bought homes they couldn't afford. But that was at most 1% of the problem."