Friday, December 22, 2006

Open Thread - Friday

NPR related comments welcomed.


Anonymous said...

wow, they really butchered Sedaris's Santaland Diaries piece this morning into something lukewarm, bland and inoffensive. Good Job, Morning Edition!

Porter Melmoth said...

I ran into the following quote from Noam Chomsky at the Democracy Now! website (search at site: 'From Boliva to Baghdad' or:
1433244&mode=thread&tid=25), in which he has some well-chosen words, as usual. He's talking about US elections, and how they're covered by the media:

NOAM CHOMSKY: "Just to give one last illustration, I was driving home from work the other day and torturing myself by listening to NPR, and -- I have kind of a masochistic streak I can’t get over. Actually, some day I’m going to sue them. Sometime -- once they got me so angry that I started speeding. I lost control of what I was doing, and I was stopped by a cop, and I was going like 60 miles an hour in a 30 mile zone. Maybe a basis for a civil suit, if there are any lawyers around here. But they had a section on Barack Obama, the great new hope. And it was very exuberant: what a fantastic personality he is and a great candidate, thousands of people coming out. And it went on for about 15 minutes of excited rhetoric. There's only one thing missing. They didn’t say a word about what his policies were on anything. It’s kind of not -- doesn't matter, you know. He’s a unifier. He looks at you when he talks to you. He’s a really decent guy. Great background. OK, that's an election."