Saturday, March 28, 2009

Q Tips

NPR related comments welcomed.


Anonymous said...

I have heard a number of mentions on NPR about the over-the-top reporting of drug violence in Mexico. They singled ou two MSM outlets. I am certainly glad that NPR has refrained from this constant drumbeat of fear, xenophobia, and marshalling of public opinion to "invade" Mexico (which I think has already happened to a degree) in order to protect Americans.

I mean other than the "reports" on every "news" show and commentary that is. Sort of like the rest of the hegemonic media in America.


Anonymous said...

"Christina Romer, the head of the president's Council of Economic Advisers, has been helping sell that plan. NPR's Steve Inskeep spoke with her Thursday. A transcript follows:

Steve Inskeep: I want to ask a question that I thought I could never possibly ask about any story, ever: Is a trillion dollars enough?

No, Steve. The question you should REALLY be asking (if you were not such a biased, propagandist hack) is the one Nobel economists Paul krugman and Joseph Stiglitz have been asking:

Is even 1 dollar of government money for these (possiblly worthless) toxic assets too much?

but of course, Inskeep would never ask that because he has no clue what journalism is about.

Anonymous said...

The fallout from the Mexico 'Drug Wars' will result in innocent US citizens being full cavity searched when leving or entering the good old USofA.

As far as NPR & NPTV go, when you accept Korporate sponsorship you accept Korporate script writing/editing. It is really that plain and simple.

biggerbox said...

Another pointless installment of the Saturday morning "Scott Simon chats randomly with a right-of-center media figure" feature. Today's guest, Financial Times writer Clive Crook. Not as ridiculous a choice as previous installments, but they did promote his upcoming article contending that Obama's merely rebranding Bush's foreign policy.

You remember Bush's personal video to the Iranians, offering them respectful engagement, don't you? Me neither. And that Bush initiative to close Gitmo, withdraw troops from Iraq, and change the approach to Afghanistan? You're saying you don't remember that, either?

I really enjoy listening to Daniel Shorr, but it's gotten so I have to be quick about turning off the radio right after, so I don't have to hear these stupid chats.

Porter Melmoth said...

I'm just glad that I don't have to turn on NPR at ALL on Sat. mornings, so as not to ruin 'em.

Of that, I feel myself cured.