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NPR CEO AWFL Doubles Down on the Intense Regime Bias at the State Media Company;
In Past Tweets, She Declared Trump a "Racist"

Last week, an editor at NPR, who is still employed there, blasted the state media propaganda outlet for its intense partisanship and routine publication of disinformation, without later retraction or apologies.

By the way, he identifies himself as a Sarah-Lawerence-educated son of a lesbian and complete card-carrying liberal stereotype.

But even he's had his fill of NPR's insane religiosity.

I've Been at NPR for 25 Years. Here's How We Lost America's Trust.

Uri Berliner, a veteran at the public radio institution, says the network lost its way when it started telling listeners how to think.

By Uri Berliner

April 9, 2024


...

It's true NPR has always had a liberal bent, but during most of my tenure here, an open-minded, curious culture prevailed. We were nerdy, but not knee-jerk, activist, or scolding.

In recent years, however, that has changed. Today, those who listen to NPR or read its coverage online find something different: the distilled worldview of a very small segment of the U.S. population.

If you are conservative, you will read this and say, duh, it's always been this way.

But it hasn't.

Yes it has, but let's agree its gotten worse.

...

Back in 2011, although NPR's audience tilted a bit to the left, it still bore a resemblance to America at large. Twenty-six percent of listeners described themselves as conservative, 23 percent as middle of the road, and 37 percent as liberal.

By 2023, the picture was completely different: only 11 percent described themselves as very or somewhat conservative, 21 percent as middle of the road, and 67 percent of listeners said they were very or somewhat liberal. We weren't just losing conservatives; we were also losing moderates and traditional liberals.

An open-minded spirit no longer exists within NPR, and now, predictably, we don't have an audience that reflects America.

...

Like many unfortunate things, the rise of advocacy took off with Donald Trump. As in many newsrooms, his election in 2016 was greeted at NPR with a mixture of disbelief, anger, and despair. (Just to note, I eagerly voted against Trump twice but felt we were obliged to cover him fairly.) But what began as tough, straightforward coverage of a belligerent, truth-impaired president veered toward efforts to damage or topple Trump's presidency.

Persistent rumors that the Trump campaign colluded with Russia over the election became the catnip that drove reporting. At NPR, we hitched our wagon to Trump's most visible antagonist, Representative Adam Schiff.

Schiff, who was the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, became NPR's guiding hand, its ever-present muse. By my count, NPR hosts interviewed Schiff 25 times about Trump and Russia. During many of those conversations, Schiff alluded to purported evidence of collusion. The Schiff talking points became the drumbeat of NPR news reports.

But when the Mueller report found no credible evidence of collusion, NPR's coverage was notably sparse. Russiagate quietly faded from our programming.

It is one thing to swing and miss on a major story. Unfortunately, it happens....


What's worse is to pretend it never happened, to move on with no mea culpas, no self-reflection. Especially when you expect high standards of transparency from public figures and institutions, but don't practice those standards yourself. That's what shatters trust and engenders cynicism about the media.

Russiagate was not NPR's only miscue.

In October 2020, the New York Post published the explosive report about the laptop Hunter Biden abandoned at a Delaware computer shop containing emails about his sordid business dealings. With the election only weeks away, NPR turned a blind eye. Here's how NPR's managing editor for news at the time explained the thinking: "We don't want to waste our time on stories that are not really stories, and we don't want to waste the listeners' and readers' time on stories that are just pure distractions."

But it wasn't a pure distraction, or a product of Russian disinformation, as dozens of former and current intelligence officials suggested. The laptop did belong to Hunter Biden. Its contents revealed his connection to the corrupt world of multimillion-dollar influence peddling and its possible implications for his father.

The laptop was newsworthy. But the timeless journalistic instinct of following a hot story lead was being squelched. During a meeting with colleagues, I listened as one of NPR's best and most fair-minded journalists said it was good we weren't following the laptop story because it could help Trump.

When the essential facts of the Post's reporting were confirmed and the emails verified independently about a year and a half later, we could have fessed up to our misjudgment. But, like Russia collusion, we didn't make the hard choice of transparency.

Of course, NPR -- which is always calling for the deplatforming of people who push "disinformation" -- once again went all-in on disinformation in denying even a possibility that the Wuhan covid modified bat virus was cooked up in the Wuhan covid modified bat virus laboratory.

Over the course of the pandemic, a number of investigative journalists made compelling, if not conclusive, cases for the lab leak. But at NPR, we weren't about to swivel or even tiptoe away from the insistence with which we backed the natural origin story. We didn't budge when the Energy Department--the federal agency with the most expertise about laboratories and biological research--concluded, albeit with low confidence, that a lab leak was the most likely explanation for the emergence of the virus.

Instead, we introduced our coverage of that development on February 28, 2023, by asserting confidently that "the scientific evidence overwhelmingly points to a natural origin for the virus."

When a colleague on our science desk was asked why they were so dismissive of the lab leak theory, the response was odd. The colleague compared it to the Bush administration's unfounded argument that Iraq possessed weapons of mass destruction, apparently meaning we won't get fooled again. But these two events were not even remotely related. Again, politics were blotting out the curiosity and independence that ought to have been driving our work.

He writes that the fact that there are zero Republican editors at NPR -- it's 87 Democrats to zero Republicans -- results in zero skepticism of the left's various fake-news insertions into the media bloodstream.

By the way, media "Republicans" tend to be, at best, country club Bushies. They're not actually conservatives.

But NPR considers country-club Bushies to be too toxic to hire.


There's an unspoken consensus about the stories we should pursue and how they should be framed. It's frictionless--one story after another about instances of supposed racism, transphobia, signs of the climate apocalypse, Israel doing something bad, and the dire threat of Republican policies. It's almost like an assembly line.

The mindset prevails in choices about language. In a document called NPR Transgender Coverage Guidance--disseminated by news management--we're asked to avoid the term biological sex. (The editorial guidance was prepared with the help of a former staffer of the National Center for Transgender Equality.) The mindset animates bizarre stories--on how The Beatles and bird names are racially problematic, and others that are alarmingly divisive; justifying looting, with claims that fears about crime are racist; and suggesting that Asian Americans who oppose affirmative action have been manipulated by white conservatives.


He concludes his piece in hopes that the newly-hired CEO will be open to different perspectives and will be dogged about regaining the public trust.

The newly-hired CEO says "Fuck you, Fascist."


Now NPR CEO Katherine Maher has responded and appeared to confirm that the publicly supported media company has no intention to bring greater balance to its coverage or editorial staff.

...


Maher responded to none of these specific points in substance. Instead, she attacks Berliner as "profoundly disrespectful, hurtful, and demeaning" to his colleagues by calling out the company for its political bias.

In a memo Friday, Maher told the staff that Berliner attacked not only "the quality of our editorial process and the integrity of our journalists" but "our people on the basis of who we are."

He did not attack you on "the basis of who [you] are," meaning, race or sex or sexuality. That is the constant lie of hard-left partisans: Anytime you're criticized, you ignore the criticism and attack fabricated "bad motives" of racism, sexism, homophobia, etc.


In dismissing the criticism of bias, Maher adopted a spin common on law faculties where Republicans and conservatives have been largely purged. When confronted on the lack of ideological diversity, faculty often express disbelief that anyone would assume that they are biased simply because they continue to effectively bar republicans, libertarians, or conservatives.

Many also insist that there are more important forms of diversity than ideological or political perspectives. The result is the faculties today largely stretch from the left to the far left in terms of diversity.

Maher offered a similar spin while suggesting (falsely) that Berliner was somehow opposed to a diverse workplace:

"It is deeply simplistic to assert that the diversity of America can be reduced to any particular set of beliefs, and faulty reasoning to infer that identity is determinative of one's thoughts or political leanings. Each of our colleagues are here because they are excellent, accomplished professionals with an intense commitment to our work: we are stronger because of the work we do together, and we owe each other our utmost respect. We fulfill our mission best when we look and sound like the country we serve."

Apparently NPR didn't do its due diligence in researching this woman's intense partisan bias.

What am I saying -- of course they did. They were looking for intense partisan bias:


Shannon Thaler at the New York Post reassembled Maher's deleted postings including a 2018 declaration that "Donald Trump is a racist" and a variety of race-based commentary. That included a statement that appeared to excuse looting.

She is also quoted for saying that "white silence is complicity." She has described her own "hysteric white woman voice." She further stated: "I was taught to do it. I've done it. It's a disturbing recognition. While I don't recall ever using it to deliberately expose another person to immediate physical harm on my own cognizance, it's not impossible. That is whiteness."

She further stated "I grew up feeling superior (hah, how white of me) because I was from New England and my part of the country didn't have slaves, or so I'd been taught."

Matt Taibbi is hopeful. Even though NPR has rejected any criticism of Regime Radio, at least the mainstream media is giving these criticisms a fair hearing.

Just kidding, they're attacking it like starving rats in a feeding frenzy.


Berliner's piece was immediately swallowed, mangled, and regurgitated as new propaganda. CNN media writer Oliver Darcy wrote "NPR faces right-wing revolt and calls for defunding after editor claims left-wing bias," establishing the format that this was not about factual impropriety, but about a "right-wing revolt" against claimed "left-wing bias." The New York Times did much the same thing, saying "NPR is in Turmoil After It is Accused of Left-Wing Bias," adding that Berliner's piece generated "firestorm... especially among conservatives." On cue, human error-vane Jonathan Chait chimed in to insist "The Media Did Not Make Up Trump's Russia Scandal."

But this wasn't about "bias." It was about ethics, or a lack of them. But this has been going on for so long, most people have forgotten what ethics look like. Audiences have been trained to think that a station or person that doesn't make overtly political coverage decisions is just hiding its real biases, which must be either right-wing, corrupt, or both. So someone like Berliner, when he talks about feeling "obliged" to cover even Donald Trump fairly, is actually just concealing a form of unfairness, or inspiring another tribe of unfair actors. Fair equals unfair.

He recalls his own surprise at the entire media going all-in on fantastical and throughly un-evidenced claims of Trump being an actual agent of Putin, and wondering: What the hell is going on?

I'll tell you what's going on: The arrogant, narcissistic and completely incompetent Ruling Class had a mass nervous breakdown in 2016 and turned to conspiracy theories and a dark demonic religion for succor.

Related: NPR posts "gleefully" about how wonderful it will be when the Soros DA convicts Trump in a corrupt trial and strips Trump of the right to cast a vote in his own favor.

Posted by: Disinformation Expert Ace at 04:46 PM




Comments

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1 WHAT A SHOCK

Posted by: Formerly Virginian at April 15, 2024 04:47 PM (zjgNU)

2 Paste a picture of Joy and Whoopie on your windows to discourage birds from attacking it.

Posted by: fd at April 15, 2024 04:47 PM (vFG9F)

3 Did anyone think they would self-reflect and say "Gee, how crazy were we!?!" and apologize.

The left spent 70 years getting total control of these institutions. They aren't leaving because of words.

Posted by: Formerly Virginian at April 15, 2024 04:48 PM (zjgNU)

4 I don't think they had any mental breakdown.

they thought about it, thought they probably had enough power in govt and other institutions to take over, and tried it to see.

they were likely surprised to see how easy it was, no pushback at all.

they are in power now.

Posted by: BlackOrchid at April 15, 2024 04:50 PM (AcWfM)

5 Here’s why NPR lost some listeners: they are obsessed with DEI-type stories and like to broadcast the weirdo sexual/gender ones during evening commute, when a parent is most likely to have the kids in the back seat. How can you listen to the “news” while the kids play video games or whatever if it’s the most deviant crap they’re pushing onto us?

Posted by: Lizzy at April 15, 2024 04:50 PM (M60g4)

6 Back in 2011, although NPR's audience tilted a bit to the left, it still bore a resemblance to America at large. Twenty-six percent of listeners described themselves as conservative, 23 percent as middle of the road, and 37 percent as liberal.
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The thing is that, while I did listen to NPR back then, it was solely for the classical music. The moment a talk show came on, off went NPR.

Here in NC we have The Classical Station instead. Infinitely better.

Posted by: Eeyore at April 15, 2024 04:50 PM (1bNHn)

7 what is happening now is the mopping up operation

Posted by: BlackOrchid at April 15, 2024 04:51 PM (AcWfM)

8 WAIT! Sarah Lawrence has a...DICK? Is she a hermaphrodite?

Posted by: Braenyard at April 15, 2024 04:51 PM (HLBYA)

9 "Hating Trump isn't political. It's just moral."

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting kaiju with Ishiro Honda at April 15, 2024 04:52 PM (GBKbO)

10 She has described her own "hysteric white woman voice." She further stated:


Shrill,judgemental, hysterical,fingernails on the blackboard voice

Posted by: It's me donna at April 15, 2024 04:52 PM (Akjoo)

11 NPR should change it's name to NGR.

National Government Radio.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at April 15, 2024 04:52 PM (K1/cs)

12
She seems nice. Maybe she'd be up for a cup a coffee and chat about WHITE MONSTER PATRIARCH ASSHOLES sometime.

Posted by: Auspex at April 15, 2024 04:52 PM (j4U/Z)

13 If you are conservative, you will read this and say, duh, it's always been this way.
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Gee, and where in the fuck would we get that stupid idea that you seem to already know yourself?

Posted by: ... at April 15, 2024 04:52 PM (lX8VI)

14 He writes that the fact that there are zero Republican editors at NPR -- it's 87 Democrats to zero Republicans -- results in zero skepticism of the left's various fake-news insertions into the media bloodstream.

--

I'm so glad taxpayer-funded NPR, which is supposed to be for ALL Americans, has such a completely laughable lopsided balance of editors...such that there is no balance. Zero. None. Nada.

And that new CEO is one piece of rotten filth.

Posted by: Lady in Black at April 15, 2024 04:53 PM (mupln)

15 National Propaganda Regurgitation

Posted by: Skip at April 15, 2024 04:54 PM (fwDg9)

16 He recalls his own surprise at the entire media going all-in on fantastical and throughly un-evidenced claims of Trump being an actual agent of Putin, and wondering: What the hell is going on?

I'll tell you what's going on: The arrogant, narcissistic and completely incompetent Ruling Class had a mass nervous breakdown in 2016 and turned to conspiracy theories and a dark demonic religion for succor.

========

In addition:

It's an extension of accepting voices on the left that W stole 2000 for 16 years. The crazy was allowed to percolate without refutation.

Accepted narratives that went contrary to fact became accepted truths. So, when something unthinkable happened, the entire media had been conditioned to a point where it literally could not believe it, they couldn't process it, and there had to be another explanation.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting kaiju with Ishiro Honda at April 15, 2024 04:54 PM (GBKbO)

17 Listening to UTeube is, well, can they screw it up any more?
Something is playing and there's no header identifying it.
I guess it's like Nancy said, You have to buy it to find out what it is.

Posted by: Braenyard at April 15, 2024 04:54 PM (HLBYA)

18 LOL. Boston is probably the most racist place against non-whites in the entire country.

Posted by: ... at April 15, 2024 04:54 PM (lX8VI)

19 Nonsense. NPR used to be a 9/10 left wing. Now it’s a 10/10. It was never anywhere near the middle.

Posted by: Montec at April 15, 2024 04:54 PM (Y6Wgg)

20 Well....f*ck.

I was going to write about this nasty b*tch tomorrow for the Morning Rant.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 15, 2024 04:54 PM (A3700)

21 Twenty-six percent of listeners described themselves as conservative, 23 percent as middle of the road, and 37 percent as liberal.

--

Liberals *love* to portray themselves as middle of the road and back in 2011 David Frenches of the world had not yet written their 6th "Why I am no longer conservative" article.

NPR's self-reported stats are as reliable as men's self-reported lengths of their penises.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at April 15, 2024 04:55 PM (B9Prs)

22 Is that one of those record scratch signs in writing or just a s

Posted by: blaster at April 15, 2024 04:55 PM (IFNME)

23
Taxes mailed off. Quarterly estimated tax paid. I'm exhausted.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at April 15, 2024 04:55 PM (MoZTd)

24 If you are conservative, you will read this and say, duh, it's always been this way.

But it hasn't.
_______________________

The only thing more prevalent than their condescension, is their ignorance.

The very concept of a new organization that exists based on guaranteed tax funds removes it from accountability due to a lack of "capitalistic" repercussions. Once the agenda had been solidified and propagated there is no motivation to reflect the voices of the entire audience.

So, essentially, the very hatching of NPR (from day 1) it was destined to be used as a political tool by the left. NPR is socialist based on its very founding...and it's "business plan."

Posted by: Orson at April 15, 2024 04:55 PM (dIske)

25
NPR, before Congress: We need government support to survive!

NPR, at fundraising time: We don't get anything out of the government! We need your contributions to survive!

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at April 15, 2024 04:56 PM (MoZTd)

26 I grew up in New England. You all know this but for those that don't, you should hear the way liberals talk when they think only other liberals are around. The most homophobic, racial, anti-semitic, hateful shit. Stuff that would a 1950's typical southern Democrat go, "Whoa whoa, aren't you a little out of order?"

Posted by: ... at April 15, 2024 04:56 PM (lX8VI)

27 Taxes mailed off. Quarterly estimated tax paid. I'm exhausted.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at April 15, 2024 04:55 PM (MoZTd)
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Only 50% of that will go to fund NPR.

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at April 15, 2024 04:57 PM (7fElN)

28 9 "Hating Trump isn't political. It's just moral."
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting kaiju with Ishiro Honda at April 15, 2024 04:52 PM (GBKbO)

"We're on the right side of history, You're a bunch of Nazi Fascists."

Posted by: XTC at April 15, 2024 04:57 PM (UnA8+)

29 Notice how everything in this accursed country is just a grift to funnel money from the middle class to the upper class twats who get programmed by NPR, the billionaire class, with some scraps allocated to their lower class vote farm?

Posted by: Dworkin Barimen at April 15, 2024 04:57 PM (NRLOT)

30 I'm so glad taxpayer-funded NPR, which is supposed to be for ALL Americans, has such a completely laughable lopsided balance of editors...such that there is no balance. Zero. None. Nada.

And that new CEO is one piece of rotten filth.
Posted by: Lady in Black at April 15, 2024 04:53 PM (mupln)

Why would a single radio station, need 87 editors?

Posted by: Romeo13 at April 15, 2024 04:58 PM (xaFKb)

31 She further stated "I grew up feeling superior (hah, how white of me) because I was from New England and my part of the country didn't have slaves, or so I'd been taught."

I wonder who's going to tell her that one of America's last slave states was Delaware, and that Delaware refused to ratify the 13th Amendment...

Posted by: Washington Nearsider at April 15, 2024 04:58 PM (/nCD+)

32 "Hating Trump isn't political. It's just moral."
*******
These people adored Trump before 2016.

Posted by: Cosda at April 15, 2024 04:58 PM (5UhkM)

33 I'll tell you what's going on: The arrogant, narcissistic and completely incompetent Ruling Class had a mass nervous breakdown in 2016 and turned to conspiracy theories and a dark demonic religion for succor.
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Well, 2016 was the "suddenly" or "all at once" part of the process. It was well under way at the start of the century. Remember "BusHitler"?

(For that matter, I'm old enough to remember when Goldwater was the Hitler of the Season.)

But it did go completely over the edge in 2016. How people can believe that Trump will do all sorts of vile things he omitted from 2017-2021, escapes me.

Posted by: Eeyore at April 15, 2024 04:58 PM (1bNHn)

34 26 I grew up in New England. You all know this but for those that don't, you should hear the way liberals talk when they think only other liberals are around. The most homophobic, racial, anti-semitic, hateful shit. Stuff that would a 1950's typical southern Democrat go, "Whoa whoa, aren't you a little out of order?"
Posted by: ... at April 15, 2024 04:56 PM (lX8VI)

Voting Demoncrat is how they get their indulgences for otherwise being Based.

Posted by: XTC at April 15, 2024 04:58 PM (UnA8+)

35 Normally Panhandling Radio.

Posted by: Nina Totenbag at April 15, 2024 04:58 PM (dg+HA)

36 I have said for years , but we'll over 15 years ago was a daily NPR listener. It was heavy Leftist then

Posted by: Skip at April 15, 2024 04:59 PM (fwDg9)

37 So here's something interesting:

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I've Been at NPR for 25 Years. Here's How We Lost America's Trust.
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If you are conservative, you will read this and say, duh, it's always been this way.
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So... conservatives aren't part of America? Interesting. So what does Fuckshit McBrainiac Cuntfag mean by "America" exactly? If this is what a leftist looks like with his eyes open, he may as well go back to sleep.

Posted by: ... at April 15, 2024 04:59 PM (lX8VI)

38 that Delaware refused to ratify the 13th Amendment...

Posted by: Washington Nearsider at April 15, 2024 04:58 PM (/nCD+)

... until 1901.

Posted by: Washington Nearsider at April 15, 2024 04:59 PM (/nCD+)

39 NPR is just one of many gift that LBJ’s Great Society gave America. He was a river to his people.

Posted by: Puddinhead at April 15, 2024 04:59 PM (BjRQH)

40 Why would a single radio station, need 87 editors?
Posted by: Romeo13 at April 15, 2024 04:58 PM (xaFKb)
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I'm guessing most of them are friends and relatives that are in on the grift.

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at April 15, 2024 04:59 PM (7fElN)

41
Maybe if I knew my very own tax dollars were funding nuclear weapons research and black ops, I'd be more enthusiastic about it on April 15th.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at April 15, 2024 04:59 PM (MoZTd)

42 Well, aside from the anti-semitism.

F*** That.

Posted by: XTC at April 15, 2024 04:59 PM (UnA8+)

43 She further stated "I grew up feeling superior (hah, how white of me) because I was from New England and my part of the country didn't have slaves, or so I'd been taught."

I wonder who's going to tell her that one of America's last slave states was Delaware, and that Delaware refused to ratify the 13th Amendment...
Posted by: Washington Nearsider at April 15, 2024 04:58 PM (/nCD+)

Delaware isn’t anywhere near New England . Not sure what that has to do with anything.

Posted by: Montec at April 15, 2024 05:00 PM (Y6Wgg)

44 All Things Considered, NPR is as useless as tits on a bull.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at April 15, 2024 05:00 PM (Q4IgG)

45 --

Liberals *love* to portray themselves as middle of the road and back in 2011 David Frenches of the world had not yet written their 6th "Why I am no longer conservative" article.

NPR's self-reported stats are as reliable as men's self-reported lengths of their penises.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously
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That's because right wingers a dangerous psychos who want to drive a petroleum based country into oblivion.

Posted by: Braenyard at April 15, 2024 05:01 PM (HLBYA)

46 NPR annual budget is anywhere from 350 to 500 million a year. Most of those funds come from the federally funded Public Broadcasting corporation.

Posted by: Ben Had at April 15, 2024 05:01 PM (D5TFg)

47 And if anyone knows how to sniff out bullshit in a story that strokes Dem egoes, it's Chait.

Posted by: Steve Glass at April 15, 2024 05:02 PM (E4Ppc)

48 We just need better quality candidates.

Then NPR will be fair.

Say, wasn't it Candy Crowley--of NPR-- that broke all decorum, rules and protocol by calling Mitt Romney a liar when she was moderator?

You know, Respectable Republican Romney, the Good Kind of Republicans we should be nominating?

Posted by: People's Hippo Voice at April 15, 2024 05:02 PM (yikga)

49 Yeah ask 100 leftists to self describe 70 will say centrist.

Posted by: Montec at April 15, 2024 05:02 PM (Y6Wgg)

50 Let's reauthorize NPR funding and move on to the next issue!

Posted by: Speaker Johnson at April 15, 2024 05:02 PM (ULXiI)

51 Delaware isn’t anywhere near New England . Not sure what that has to do with anything.

Posted by: Montec at April 15, 2024 05:00 PM (Y6Wgg)

I was tying more to Biden than to New England specifically, but you're right on geography.

Posted by: Washington Nearsider at April 15, 2024 05:02 PM (/nCD+)

52 Don't they ever get tired of this shit?

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at April 15, 2024 05:02 PM (t/2Uw)

53 If Trump was for open borders and butchering babies up to a few days, the Left would love him.

Their pretense that it's not political - that they have some kind of moral code that Trump offends, when all they have ever told icky Christians is that morality is "subjective", there is no good and evil, God isn't real we only have each person's "truth" to go by, is just a circus act at this point. And the bear on the beach ball won't stop shitting.

Posted by: ... at April 15, 2024 05:02 PM (lX8VI)

54 I never did care for NPR, even before I came to realize my rightist tendencies. The programs all sounded too self-congratulatory.

Oh, I think they used to have some kind of word games or contests, didn't they? Where you had to be reasonably educated to compete? And way back in the Eighties, I liked the low-key comedy of "The Prairie Home Companion," with Garrison Keillor as "Guy Noir" and other things. It was when they became so obviously "Nat'l Propaganda Radio" that I ceased to listen.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at April 15, 2024 05:02 PM (J2vNu)

55 "I'll tell you what's going on: The arrogant, narcissistic and completely incompetent Ruling Class had a mass nervous breakdown in 2016 and turned to conspiracy theories and a dark demonic religion for succor." - Ace

Yup.

Posted by: mrp at April 15, 2024 05:03 PM (rj6Yv)

56 So have they gotten rid of Biden and Kamala yet?

Posted by: ... at April 15, 2024 05:03 PM (lX8VI)

57 NOT THE HILL TO DIE ON, SOLIDERS!

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at April 15, 2024 05:03 PM (guGkK)

58
I can see what's going on here.

You all just want to date her.

Posted by: Auspex at April 15, 2024 05:03 PM (j4U/Z)

59 I am super confident that the Republican majority in the House of Representatives will use their Constitutional power of the purse to get rid of NPR once and for all. Hmm, maybe that is too much to hope for. Strongly worded letter? Foot-tapping frown and crossed arms? No? Oh well, time to learn to love Big Brother Bird.

Posted by: Martin Tell at April 15, 2024 05:04 PM (rVVOv)

60 I pay a ton of taxes every year.

I JUST WANT MY FUCKING TOTE BAG!@!!@

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at April 15, 2024 05:04 PM (guGkK)

61 They're not actually conservatives. vertebrates.

Posted by: DaveA at April 15, 2024 05:05 PM (FhXTo)

62 52 Don't they ever get tired of this shit?

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice)
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They live for it. They will lie, cheat and steal for it.
They will let you die for it.

Posted by: Braenyard at April 15, 2024 05:06 PM (HLBYA)

63 In a memo Friday, Maher told the staff that Berliner attacked not only "the quality of our editorial process and the integrity of our journalists" but "our people on the basis of who we are."


That "Berliner" dude sounds like he may be a Jooo, don't you think, Katherine?

I'm just sayin', girl.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at April 15, 2024 05:06 PM (guGkK)

64 A friend explained it to me ages ago. As soon as a Republican was newly elected to Congress, the local NPR station made sure to put his wife on their board. I assume that now, with more wimming in office, they do that with their "partners".

Posted by: Eeyore at April 15, 2024 05:06 PM (1bNHn)

65 I have NPR set on my radio alarm clock. No other station gets me up and awake quicker than NPR...to shut the damn thing off.

Posted by: washrivergal at April 15, 2024 05:07 PM (F6UFz)

66 She also explained that she doesn't have kids because she was living "paycheck to paycheck" during her reproductive years.

She grew up in Wilton, Connecticut (one of the richest towns in the United States), and after high school (Wikipedia):

After high school, Maher graduated from the Arabic Language Institute's Arabic Language Intensive Program of The American University in Cairo in 2003, which she recalled as a formative experience that developed her interest in the Middle East. Maher subsequently studied at the Institut français d'études arabes de Damas in Syria and spent time in Lebanon and Tunisia.

She then graduated from NYU.

After college:

After internships at the Council on Foreign Relations and Eurasia Group, in 2004 & 2005, respectively, Maher began working at HSBC in London, Germany, and Canada as part of their international manager development program.

Just screams poverty, doesn't it?

It must have been rough eating ramen for all those years.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at April 15, 2024 05:07 PM (YAtuc)

67 In a memo Friday, Maher told the staff that Berliner attacked not only "the quality of our editorial process and the integrity of our journalists" but "our people on the basis of who we are."
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Well, only if "who you are" means "lying scum". Which may actually be how they identify.

Posted by: Eeyore at April 15, 2024 05:08 PM (1bNHn)

68 I'd listen to "Car Talk" every once in a while. Everything else was a desert wasteland.

Posted by: mrp at April 15, 2024 05:08 PM (rj6Yv)

69 I don't want it defunded, I want it off the radio waves. Let them podcast.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at April 15, 2024 05:08 PM (cf/0E)

70 There is an older generation of Republicans that does still listen to and support NPR because:

1) they are (wilfully?) oblivious to its political leanings
2) hopelessly technology dinosaurs unable to find any other way to play "that good music"

Unfortunately, 100% of #1 and #2 are Republicans with "Congressmen" or "Senator" attached to their name.

Posted by: People's Hippo Voice at April 15, 2024 05:08 PM (yikga)

71 On cue, human error-vane Jonathan Chait chimed in to insist "The Media Did Not Make Up Trump's Russia Scandal."
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Right! We aren't smart enough to make it up, we just dutifully and gleefully parroted what Hillary made up.

Posted by: The Media at April 15, 2024 05:09 PM (wQXfi)

72
Did the big hepticopter on the south lawn take Joey back to the beach this morning? It must be exhausting to fly around in that thing.

Posted by: Auspex at April 15, 2024 05:09 PM (j4U/Z)

73 I don't want it defunded, I want it off the radio waves. Let them podcast.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at April 15, 2024 05:08 PM (cf/0E)

How fucking awesome would that be?

And really, if they were to lose all those sweet, sweet taxpayer dollars, I'm not sure they'd stay afloat.

Posted by: Washington Nearsider at April 15, 2024 05:09 PM (/nCD+)

74 The lowest hanging fruit (some pun intended) in the federal government is The Corporation for Public Broadcasting which incorporates NPR and PBS. And yet the Republican held Congress can not see fit to strip funding and let it go completely private. The uniparty strikes again.

Posted by: Smell the Glove at April 15, 2024 05:10 PM (8nZwO)

75 Any recommendations for novel describing our present "Road to Dystopia"? Sure, Atlas Shruged", but something shorter?

Posted by: JM in Ill -- Behold the Manchurian Candidate at April 15, 2024 05:10 PM (23TAa)

76 > Maher

> “white”

Huh.

Posted by: Huh at April 15, 2024 05:10 PM (FC8SQ)

77 NPR peaked with the Pete Schweddy interviews.

Posted by: Count de Monet at April 15, 2024 05:10 PM (4I/2K)

78 I don't want it defunded, I want it off the radio waves. Let them podcast.
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Auction that bandwidth to public internet providers.

Posted by: People's Hippo Voice at April 15, 2024 05:10 PM (yikga)

79 Like many unfortunate things, the rise of advocacy took off with Donald Trump.
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So it's Trump's fault that they're communists.

Got it.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 15, 2024 05:10 PM (pRQ2K)

80 70 There is an older generation of Republicans that does still listen to and support NPR because: ...
Posted by: People's Hippo Voice
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psst, they aren't really republicans.

Posted by: Braenyard at April 15, 2024 05:10 PM (HLBYA)

81 The lowest hanging fruit (some pun intended) in the federal government is The Corporation for Public Broadcasting which incorporates NPR and PBS. And yet the Republican held Congress can not see fit to strip funding and let it go completely private.

Ditto Planned Infanticide.

We never even get thrown a lousy bone.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at April 15, 2024 05:11 PM (guGkK)

82 NPR had daily briefing during the Gulf War, started listening then

Posted by: Skip at April 15, 2024 05:11 PM (fwDg9)

83 ".... That's what shatters trust and engenders cynicism about the media."

Engenders Cynicism? They are exposed as commie propagandists, dutifully pushing any false narrative to destroy good people.

These leftist "journolistas" are funded by their billionaire globalist owners. If their lies incite riots or cause job loss for good Americans, or prison or death ... that is fine, that is their version of "Winning".

Posted by: illiniwek at April 15, 2024 05:11 PM (Cus5s)

84 I'd listen to "Car Talk" every once in a while. Everything else was a desert wasteland.
Posted by: mrp at April 15, 2024


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I'd forgotten that! They were loads of funa nd never seemed to take themselves too seriously.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at April 15, 2024 05:11 PM (J2vNu)

85 Back in 2011, although NPR's audience tilted a bit to the left, it still bore a resemblance to America at large.


NPR has never bore a resemblance to America.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 15, 2024 05:11 PM (0hu/3)

86 psst, they aren't really republicans.
Posted by: Braenyard at April 15, 2024 05:10 PM (HLBYA)

They are.. They're just not Conservatives

Posted by: It's me donna at April 15, 2024 05:11 PM (Akjoo)

87 I was tying more to Biden than to New England specifically, but you're right on geography.
Posted by: Washington Nearsider at April 15, 2024 05:02 PM (/nCD+)

=====

And who even gives a shit, anyway? How does being from a non-slave state make you SUPERIOR? My family wasn't even in the country when that was going on, does that make me even superiorer than her?

Posted by: Jordan61 at April 15, 2024 05:11 PM (DRSnL)

88 If you are conservative, you will read this and say, duh, it's always been this way.

But it hasn't.

--

Tell me again how my opinion and everything I know and have experienced first-hand is wrong.

Posted by: Moron Robbie has 2020 hindsight at April 15, 2024 05:12 PM (JuA5P)

89 NPR is 25 times more leftist than Fox News is Right yet the Left wants Fox News banned.

Posted by: ... at April 15, 2024 05:12 PM (lX8VI)

90
And really, if they were to lose all those sweet, sweet taxpayer dollars, I'm not sure they'd stay afloat.
Posted by: Washington Nearsider at April 15, 2024 05:09 PM (/nCD+)

Let them look for jobs in the ever-shrinking MSM Market

Posted by: JM in Ill -- Behold the Manchurian Candidate at April 15, 2024 05:12 PM (23TAa)

91 Just to give one a sense of how far down the slippery slope we are, in the last few weeks multiple US citizens formerly from hard core commie countries have given public warnings regarding losing this republic..

Weeeeee...

Posted by: I'm Gumby Damn it! at April 15, 2024 05:12 PM (9wvmw)

92 46 NPR annual budget is anywhere from 350 to 500 million a year. Most of those funds come from the federally funded Public Broadcasting corporation.
Posted by: Ben Had at April 15, 2024 05:01 PM (D5TFg)

They don't need that money, they can stand on their own. The demographic that listens to NPR would be the envy of any media outlet.

Joan Kroc gave then $200 million in her will. I know they didn't spend all that money - their endowment must be substantial.

Fun fact: she wanted to leave that money to PBS, but they never returned her phone call. She gave it to NPR instead.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at April 15, 2024 05:13 PM (IyPyZ)

93 And who even gives a shit, anyway? How does being from a non-slave state make you SUPERIOR? My family wasn't even in the country when that was going on, does that make me even superiorer than her?

Posted by: Jordan61 at April 15, 2024 05:11 PM (DRSnL)

No your biped status does that.

Posted by: ... at April 15, 2024 05:13 PM (lX8VI)

94 Jean Shepherd was a joy to listen to, way back in the day.

Posted by: JM in Ill -- Behold the Manchurian Candidate at April 15, 2024 05:14 PM (23TAa)

95 An early red flag on the National Review Online crowd was that they often praised NPR.

Posted by: J. Frank Parnell at April 15, 2024 05:14 PM (IGKzA)

96 But NPR considers country-club Bushies to be too toxic to hire.
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This is about me, isn't it??

Posted by: ronna mcdaniel at April 15, 2024 05:15 PM (vtyCZ)

97 "An open-minded spirit no longer exists within NPR..."


LOL

Posted by: Biergood at April 15, 2024 05:15 PM (PwgSL)

98 NPR coasts on a false and undeserved reputation.

Much like the Girl Scouts.

Whatever you thought it was, it never was.
And it's much worse now.

Posted by: People's Hippo Voice at April 15, 2024 05:16 PM (yikga)

99 91 Just to give one a sense of how far down the slippery slope we are, in the last few weeks multiple US citizens formerly from hard core commie countries have given public warnings regarding losing this republic..
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Not one that I've talked to see it any other way.

Posted by: Braenyard at April 15, 2024 05:17 PM (HLBYA)

100 Joan Kroc gave then $200 million in her will. I know they didn't spend all that money - their endowment must be substantial.

Fun fact: she wanted to leave that money to PBS, but they never returned her phone call. She gave it to NPR instead.


And these are the best she could do with her $200 mil in burger bucks? Sounds like the lady spent way too much time in front of the telly.

If NPR hadn't picked up the phone, who was next? The Cooking Channel?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at April 15, 2024 05:17 PM (guGkK)

101 NPR can horsefuck.

Posted by: thathalfrican - The One at April 15, 2024 05:17 PM (MeWNy)

102 Funny thing is, most people on the left still deny that the U.S. media is biased. Well, except for Fox News.

Posted by: Everyday Rockets at April 15, 2024 05:18 PM (qUkBO)

103 94 Jean Shepherd was a joy to listen to, way back in the day.
Posted by: JM in Ill -- Behold the Manchurian Candidate at April 15, 2024 05:14 PM (23TAa)
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True, but he wasn't NPR. He was WOR in NY.

Listened to him every night in my teens. Well, maybe not every Friday. Perhaps others cities' NPR stations carried him.

Posted by: Eeyore at April 15, 2024 05:18 PM (1bNHn)

104 Nicht bin ein Berliner!!!

Posted by: kathy maher at April 15, 2024 05:18 PM (vtyCZ)

105 You always could identify a NPC when they would say, " I heard of NPR, ....."

Posted by: Beartooth at April 15, 2024 05:18 PM (0iMRW)

106 NPR, PBS is there really any difference?

Posted by: Braenyard at April 15, 2024 05:19 PM (HLBYA)

107 99 91 Just to give one a sense of how far down the slippery slope we are, in the last few weeks multiple US citizens formerly from hard core commie countries have given public warnings regarding losing this republic..
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Not one that I've talked to see it any other way.
Posted by: Braenyard at April 15, 2024 05:17 PM (HLBYA)
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Obviously, you don't hang with the Karens. Or seances.

Posted by: Eeyore at April 15, 2024 05:19 PM (1bNHn)

108 Forty years ago I heard the phrase All Things Distorted.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 15, 2024 05:20 PM (63Dwl)

109 Afternoon.

I'm delivering to Pepsi in San Antonio. I will be here for...hours? Days? Forever?

Fuck this place.

Posted by: Robert at April 15, 2024 05:21 PM (s8LdH)

110 PBS did produce some good things. Into the Storm with Brendan Gleeson as Churchill was very good.

Posted by: Ben Had at April 15, 2024 05:21 PM (D5TFg)

111 There never was a open mind the years I listened to many programs.

Posted by: Skip at April 15, 2024 05:21 PM (fwDg9)

112 87 I was tying more to Biden than to New England specifically, but you're right on geography.
Posted by: Washington Nearsider at April 15, 2024 05:02 PM (/nCD+)

=====

And who even gives a shit, anyway? How does being from a non-slave state make you SUPERIOR? My family wasn't even in the country when that was going on, does that make me even superiorer than her?
Posted by: Jordan61 at April 15, 2024 05:11 PM (DRSnL)
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My ancestors were from New England from way back. And very much in the seafaring line. So I figure that, while we didn't own slaves, we probably sold them.

And killed whales.

Posted by: Eeyore at April 15, 2024 05:21 PM (1bNHn)

113 Slavery existed in Africa, India, and numerous Arab countries for hundreds of years before the US was even founded. Still exists in some of them. It wasn't white people slavers were buying slaves from.

The idea that only white people are guilty of having slaves is one of the stupidest claims from the left and they have a lot of stupid claims.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 15, 2024 05:21 PM (LkLld)

114 In lighter news...

Just The News: Gun supervisor on 'Rust' set gets 18 month in connection with fatal shooting involving Alec Baldwin

https://tinyurl.com/2nn5r28z

I still think she's cute. I wouldnt mind dating a jailbird.

Posted by: Robert at April 15, 2024 05:22 PM (s8LdH)

115 Judge rules that Trump must open every court day by singing and pantomiming "I'm a little teapot" or go to jail.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at April 15, 2024 05:23 PM (PI/SC)

116 NPR, PBS is there really any difference?

Posted by: Braenyard at April 15, 2024 05:19
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No difference. Both funded by CPB, Corporation for Public Broadcasting. NPR=Radio. PBS=TV.

Posted by: olddog in mo at April 15, 2024 05:23 PM (ju2Fy)

117 All Things Considered is the title of my favorite collection of G K Chesterton's essays. That wasn't put together later, but in his own time. "On Woman" and "The Boy" were among those which were particularly good. And the one on Tom Jones.

Posted by: Eeyore at April 15, 2024 05:23 PM (1bNHn)

118 In other news....guess who's a new father!

Or mother.

https://tinyurl.com/mpcrmkzd

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 15, 2024 05:24 PM (a1415)

119 In other news: a blind squirrel finds a nut.

Also: we have always been at war with Eastasia, Brother.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 15, 2024 05:25 PM (di6C2)

120 What a cult of hate

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 15, 2024 05:25 PM (d9y0q)

121 My ancestors were from New England from way back. And very much in the seafaring line. So I figure that, while we didn't own slaves, we probably sold them.

And killed whales.
Posted by: Eeyore at April 15, 2024 05:21 PM (1bNHn)


Selling the slaves was bad but you're probably entitled to a credit for all the whales they killed, right?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at April 15, 2024 05:25 PM (guGkK)

122 117 All Things Considered is the title of my favorite collection of G K Chesterton's essays. That wasn't put together later, but in his own time. "On Woman" and "The Boy" were among those which were particularly good. And the one on Tom Jones.
Posted by: Eeyore at April 15, 2024 05:23 PM (1bNHn)

Tom Jones? Did GKC sing "What's New Pussycat" in his bath?

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at April 15, 2024 05:26 PM (T+Iwg)

123 Schweddy balls are delicious.

Posted by: Montec at April 15, 2024 05:26 PM (tpjlM)

124 118 In other news....guess who's a new father!

Or mother.

https://tinyurl.com/mpcrmkzd
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 15, 2024 05:24 PM (a1415)

This is her second wife.. She beat up the first

Posted by: It's me donna at April 15, 2024 05:26 PM (Akjoo)

125 114 In lighter news...

Just The News: Gun supervisor on 'Rust' set gets 18 month in connection with fatal shooting involving Alec Baldwin

https://tinyurl.com/2nn5r28z

I still think she's cute. I wouldnt mind dating a jailbird.
Posted by: Robert at April 15, 2024 05:22 PM (s8LdH)

She didn't pull the trigger.

He didn't check his fucking weapon. And decided to be tough guy and play at threatening someone with a firearm.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 15, 2024 05:26 PM (di6C2)

126 Leftism is a disease. It is similar to a variety of cluster conditions (bipolar, narcissism, etc.) in a number of shared characteristics, one of which is an amazing lack of self awareness.

Posted by: RM at April 15, 2024 05:27 PM (urbih)

127 Maher:

10/2023:

"...she eventually rose to CEO of the Wikimedia Foundation and helped preside over the transformation of Wikipedia–once branded a “people’s encyclopedia”–into an information weapon wielded by the national security establishment. In 2017, Maher participated in a special event hosted by the U.S. State Department and entitled “Wikipedia in a Post-Fact World.”

"She currently serves on the U.S. State Department’s Foreign Affairs Policy Board..."

Posted by: LenNeal at April 15, 2024 05:27 PM (9yXr+)

128 Robert needs a less insane waifu...

https://www.hlj.com/1-12-scale-pumpkin-princess-sll50519

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 15, 2024 05:27 PM (d9y0q)

129 127 Maher:

10/2023:

"...she eventually rose to CEO of the Wikimedia Foundation and helped preside over the transformation of Wikipedia–once branded a “people’s encyclopedia”–into an information weapon wielded by the national security establishment. In 2017, Maher participated in a special event hosted by the U.S. State Department and entitled “Wikipedia in a Post-Fact World.”

"She currently serves on the U.S. State Department’s Foreign Affairs Policy Board..."
Posted by: LenNeal at April 15, 2024 05:27 PM (9yXr+)

Weird how this keep happening.

Did you hear how the price of a loaf of bread has decreased from 2.59 to 3.49, brother?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 15, 2024 05:28 PM (di6C2)

130 I have NPR set on my radio alarm clock. No other station gets me up and awake quicker than NPR...to shut the damn thing off.
Posted by: washrivergal at April 15, 2024 05:07 PM

Mine is set to my local conservative talk station. I wake up to Coast to Coast AM. That lunacy makes more sense than NPR.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at April 15, 2024 05:29 PM (Wnv9h)

131 ______
Obviously, you don't hang with the Karens. Or seances.

Posted by: Eeyore
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I should have been more clear. I was speaking of US citizens formerly from hard core commie countries.

Posted by: Braenyard at April 15, 2024 05:29 PM (HLBYA)

132 128 Robert needs a less insane waifu...

https://www.hlj.com/1-12-scale-pumpkin-princess-sll50519
Posted by: Anna Puma at April 15, 2024 05:27 PM (d9y0q)

Look at those huge articulations!

Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 15, 2024 05:29 PM (di6C2)

133 Judge Merchan does not want the jury to infer Cohen's guilt on campaign finance violations to mean Trump is also guilty. This guy is totally hyperpartisan and in the tank for trump!!!

-MSNBC probably.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at April 15, 2024 05:29 PM (PI/SC)

134 Posted by: Anna Puma at April 15, 2024 05:27 PM (d9y0q)

Can't I just have both?

Posted by: Robert, thirsty boi at April 15, 2024 05:30 PM (s8LdH)

135 Speaking of Maher…

Bill Maher said in his show Friday that abortion is kinda murder and I’m ok with that.

He said that in the context of saying he admires the absolute pro-life crowd because they believe that they believe and he can respect that. But the pro-choice people need to stop lying and admit it kinda is murder.

Posted by: Montec at April 15, 2024 05:30 PM (tpjlM)

136 Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at April 15, 2024 05:23 PM (PI/SC)

Can’t even make Barrons graduation.

Posted by: thathalfrican - The One at April 15, 2024 05:31 PM (MeWNy)

137 I listen to wbap and sometimes I swear they read the blog.

Posted by: Ben Had at April 15, 2024 05:31 PM (D5TFg)

138 Nicht bin ein Berliner!!!
Posted by: kathy maher at April 15, 2024 05:18 PM (vtyCZ)

When NPR was great!

LINK: https://tinyurl.com/bdex5zpf

Posted by: mrp at April 15, 2024 05:31 PM (rj6Yv)

139 She didn't pull the trigger.

He didn't check his fucking weapon. And decided to be tough guy and play at threatening someone with a firearm.

Posted by: Aetius451AD
------------------------------

One thing for sure, that is a real life example of what an antique 45LC can do.

Posted by: Braenyard at April 15, 2024 05:31 PM (HLBYA)

140 "This is her second wife.. She beat up the first"

A little hard on the beaver?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 15, 2024 05:31 PM (a1415)

141 Bill Maher said in his show Friday that abortion is kinda murder and I’m ok with that.

He said that in the context of saying he admires the absolute pro-life crowd because they believe that they believe and he can respect that. But the pro-choice people need to stop lying and admit it kinda is murder.
Posted by: Montec at April 15, 2024 05:30 PM (tpjlM)

It is or it isn't. This is binary.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 15, 2024 05:32 PM (di6C2)

142 Posted by: Montec at April 15, 2024 05:30 PM (tpjlM)

This man is trying to walk a knifes edge.

At some point he’s gonna get cut.

Posted by: thathalfrican - The One at April 15, 2024 05:32 PM (MeWNy)

143 Listened to him every night in my teens. Well, maybe not every Friday. Perhaps others cities' NPR stations carried him.
Posted by: Eeyore at April 15, 2024 05:18 PM (1bNHn)

I got Jean Shepherd on WBEZ (NPR) in Chicago. Used to.get his show just before a night class.

Posted by: JM in Ill -- Behold the Manchurian Candidate at April 15, 2024 05:32 PM (GkpBY)

144 The last good thing I heard on NPR was Car Talk. I actually caught a couple episodes in the car recently, and it was like a time capsule of when the country wasn't massively infected with woke-rabies, and everything wasn't about "whiteness" and "Gahhh Trump!!!" So sad that so many of the innocent, small pleasures have been lost.

Posted by: Zek at April 15, 2024 05:32 PM (5FPX4)

145 If you say so Robert

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 15, 2024 05:32 PM (d9y0q)

146 Paste a picture of Joy and Whoopie on your windows to discourage birds from attacking it.
Posted by: fd at April 15, 2024 04:47 PM

Bad advice man. Crows and eagles would assume it's two dead elephants and come in for the scavenging.

Posted by: Minnfidel at April 15, 2024 05:32 PM (4p0Xq)

147 Chicks man

Posted by: save us from women voters at April 15, 2024 05:32 PM (7UZA/)

148 "National Proletarian Radio"

This is Bob [WETF his last name was] and this is Dumb Things Considered.

Posted by: Mr. Barky at April 15, 2024 05:33 PM (AwjkF)

149 140 "This is her second wife.. She beat up the first"

A little hard on the beaver?
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 15, 2024 05:31 PM (a1415)

I just had it stuffed!

Posted by: Jane Spencer at April 15, 2024 05:33 PM (di6C2)

150 To the many congressmen who lurk here:

When you defund it, say "We would like to move that money to pro-American voices."

Posted by: BourbonChicken at April 15, 2024 05:34 PM (cf/0E)

151 144 The last good thing I heard on NPR was Car Talk. I actually caught a couple episodes in the car recently, and it was like a time capsule of when the country wasn't massively infected with woke-rabies, and everything wasn't about "whiteness" and "Gahhh Trump!!!" So sad that so many of the innocent, small pleasures have been lost.
Posted by: Zek at April 15, 2024 05:32 PM (5FPX4)

Car Talk was good stuff. What were the announcers? Click and Clack? Something like that.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 15, 2024 05:34 PM (di6C2)

152 He said that in the context of saying he admires the absolute pro-life crowd because they believe that they believe and he can respect that. But the pro-choice people need to stop lying and admit it kinda is murder.
Posted by: Montec at April 15, 2024 05:30 PM (tpjlM)

It is or it isn't. This is binary.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 15, 2024 05:32 PM (di6C2)

Louis CK did that schtick as an opening bit eight fucking years ago.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at April 15, 2024 05:35 PM (GkFGh)

153 "I grew up feeling superior (hah, how white of me) because I was from New England and my part of the country didn't have slaves, or so I'd been taught."

Hate to break it to you but slaves built all of America, including New England. And NPR

Posted by: Ripley at April 15, 2024 05:35 PM (JojsZ)

154 "Car Talk was good stuff. What were the announcers? Click and Clack? Something like that."

Click and Clack the Tappet brothers.
Don't drive like my brother.
And don't drive like my brother...

Posted by: Zek at April 15, 2024 05:35 PM (5FPX4)

155 There used to be some show that came on late Saturday night on PBS, "Music From The Realm Of Space" or something like that. Trippy space music that made a good background for a D&D game.

Posted by: fd at April 15, 2024 05:36 PM (vFG9F)

156 Slaves built large chunks of the ancient world from Rome to China.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 15, 2024 05:36 PM (d9y0q)

157 Resolving the NPR problem will be quite simple, no public funds. They can get the money from the people they identify with, socialists. Let's see the next Republican congress and/or president cut them loose.

Posted by: Decaf at April 15, 2024 05:37 PM (unUNN)

158 >>Posted by: Darrell Harris at

This was the trigger, IMHO.

I think NPR *used* to be more balanced, but balanced in a very coastal way -- which seemed very Lefty to most of the country.

They used to acknowledge that there were differing opinions, even if it was in a "gorillas in the mist" kind of way.

I trace the major shift to when they got the Kroc money and fired Bob Edwards. (around 2003, I think.)

An earlier shift was with Bush winning, and then 9/11, but after 2016 was when it became common to talk about Conservative principles as if they were evil and retarded. It really is an assembly line of propaganda, and not very entertaining or good propaganda.

Posted by: The astonishing Gentlemen TIJM at April 15, 2024 05:38 PM (D/euE)

159 I've got a Car Talk CD. Still funny after all these years. I used to like to try and diagnose the caller's car problems too and then yell at the radio when C&C diagnosed something completely wrong.

Posted by: fd at April 15, 2024 05:38 PM (vFG9F)

160 And yet the call us fascists.

@alx
·
50m
BREAKING: Donald Trump speaks out after Judge Merchan informed him that he could not attend his son Barron’s high school graduation or he will be jailed.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 15, 2024 05:39 PM (LkLld)

161 Well....f*ck.

I was going to write about this nasty b*tch tomorrow for the Morning Rant.

-

People mostly just scrolled down to comment, so you still can.

Posted by: Moron Robbie at April 15, 2024 05:39 PM (MFZft)

162 Let me be the first to say it: Horses built America.
All horses should now be given 40 acres and a person.

Posted by: Zek at April 15, 2024 05:39 PM (5FPX4)

163 By the way, media "Republicans" tend to be, at best, country club Bushies. They're not actually conservatives.

But NPR considers country-club Bushies to be too toxic to hire.

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That's why I laughed uproariously when CNN gave Ronna McDaniel the flick. She was just their kind, she hampered Republicans at every turn and they repay her by saying you're still not good enough for us.

Posted by: Decaf at April 15, 2024 05:39 PM (unUNN)

164 Louis CK did that schtick as an opening bit eight fucking years ago.
Posted by: Warai-otoko at April 15, 2024 05:35 PM (GkFGh)

When it comes down to it, the 'safe, legal and rare' argument is not that it is not murder (otherwise it would not be desirable to be rare) but rather that it is justifiable homicide.

The modern 'all abortion, all the time' open statement is at least more morally consistent.

The GK Chesterton talk above reminds me of a line from his A Defense of Rash Vows (my favorite piece of his): "As we have said, it is exactly this backdoor, this sense of having a retreat behind us, that is, to our minds, the sterilizing spirit in modern pleasure. Everywhere there is the persistent and insane attempt to obtain pleasure without paying for it. "

Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 15, 2024 05:39 PM (di6C2)

165 Cars are racist so that show would never be allowed today.

Posted by: Montec at April 15, 2024 05:39 PM (tpjlM)

166 Resolving the NPR problem will be quite simple, no public funds. They can get the money from the people they identify with, socialists. Let's see the next Republican congress and/or president cut them loose.
Posted by: Decaf at April 15, 2024 05:37 PM (unUNN)

It's time the Comrades paid their fair share - Tax the endowments!

Posted by: mrp at April 15, 2024 05:40 PM (rj6Yv)

167 Sargon has revived his old channel.

Bugposting

https://youtu.be/ce02SsJwTqs?si=O0uDujssp9oPwMWo

Posted by: BourbonChicken at April 15, 2024 05:40 PM (cf/0E)

168 I’m surprised npr still plays classical music what with all the white supremacy involved.

Posted by: Montec at April 15, 2024 05:40 PM (tpjlM)

169 CPB and NEA have a combined budget of half a billion a year.

Posted by: Ben Had at April 15, 2024 05:40 PM (D5TFg)

170 I'd like to stop being treated like dirt by our betters, who are intent upon destroying America. What could they possibly hold so dear that they would do such a thing? Unfathomable.

Bribery, blackmail doesn't begin to answer that for me.

Posted by: Miley, okravangelist at April 15, 2024 05:41 PM (w6EFb)

171 Cars are racist so that show would never be allowed today.
Posted by: Montec at April 15, 2024 05:39 PM (tpjlM)



Today, "take the bus, Citizen" would be the answer to every caller's question.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at April 15, 2024 05:41 PM (guGkK)

172 146 Paste a picture of Joy and Whoopie on your windows to discourage birds from attacking it.
Posted by: fd at April 15, 2024 04:47 PM

Bad advice man. Crows and eagles would assume it's two dead elephants and come in for the scavenging.
Posted by: Minnfidel at April 15, 2024 05:32 PM (4p0Xq)
______
Hey! Just recently Joy and Whoppie were the voices of reason. The realized that eclipses, cicadas, and earthquakes aren't symptoms of global warming.

Low bar, true. But that's the world today.

Posted by: Eeyore at April 15, 2024 05:41 PM (1bNHn)

173 Der Volkischer Beobachter was a very important voice of the Reich of it's time until one day, it wasn't. May NPR come to a similar end.

Posted by: All Commie Things Considered at April 15, 2024 05:41 PM (V5BDR)

174 The gop held all branches in 2017-8. They didn’t cut a fucking dime of npr/pbs money. Not holding my breath on it ever happening.

Posted by: Montec at April 15, 2024 05:42 PM (tpjlM)

175 The thing with NPR, not so much with PBS, is the *precious* aspect of their programming and how it's presented. And I (like a lot of Americans) have a very low level of tolerance for *preciousness", and its cousins twee and cringe.

Not saying the ideological issues aren't valid - they most certainly are - but there's the whole "I would actively seek to avoid the company of anyone even close to this person in daily life" matter that shades my reaction to NPR.

Posted by: John Drake at April 15, 2024 05:42 PM (WqOsh)

176 156 Slaves built large chunks of the ancient world from Rome to China.
Posted by: Anna Puma at April 15, 2024 05:36 PM (d9y0q)

It was the default for most of human history until those rotten Enlightenment Christians spoiled everything!*

*and did not just say it was wrong or block traffic, but actually resolve to fix it.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 15, 2024 05:42 PM (di6C2)

177 I wake up to Coast to Coast AM. That lunacy makes more sense than NPR.
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at April 15, 2024 05:29
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Had dinner one night with George Noory in STL. He's a Missouri boy. Was very nice. He was just starting to host Coast to Coast.

Posted by: olddog in mo at April 15, 2024 05:42 PM (ju2Fy)

178 The realization that NPRand its sister are leftists comes with age and wisdom. It's always been left but with age comes knowledge and wisdom, accrued and with that awareness of how consistently left they are.

Posted by: Braenyard at April 15, 2024 05:42 PM (HLBYA)

179 163 By the way, media "Republicans" tend to be, at best, country club Bushies. They're not actually conservatives.

But NPR considers country-club Bushies to be too toxic to hire.

---------------

That's why I laughed uproariously when CNN gave Ronna McDaniel the flick. She was just their kind, she hampered Republicans at every turn and they repay her by saying you're still not good enough for us.
Posted by: Decaf at April 15, 2024 05:39 PM (unUNN)
_____
Is she now dating Kevin Williamson?

Posted by: Eeyore at April 15, 2024 05:43 PM (1bNHn)

180 The same thing happened to PBS. When Charles Kuralt retired. (he was very old) and they replaced him with that milquetoast Osgood.

Kuralt loved America and it showed in every one of his reports. Also that red haired guy. They went to middle America and were able to talk to local without being assholes. Now, not.

Posted by: The astonishing Gentlemen TIJM at April 15, 2024 05:43 PM (D/euE)

181 175 The thing with NPR, not so much with PBS, is the *precious* aspect of their programming and how it's presented. And I (like a lot of Americans) have a very low level of tolerance for *preciousness", and its cousins twee and cringe.

Not saying the ideological issues aren't valid - they most certainly are - but there's the whole "I would actively seek to avoid the company of anyone even close to this person in daily life" matter that shades my reaction to NPR.
Posted by: John Drake at April 15, 2024 05:42 PM (WqOsh)

This is a good point. The voice and delivery is always... precious is probably right. Breathy and self-important and cringe.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 15, 2024 05:43 PM (di6C2)

182 >>>people need to stop lying and admit it kinda is murder.
Posted by: Montec at April 15, 2024 05:30 PM (tpjlM)

It is or it isn't. This is binary.
Posted by: Aetius451AD a
------------------

Maher getting as close to the tent as he dare.

Posted by: Braenyard at April 15, 2024 05:44 PM (HLBYA)

183 Not saying the ideological issues aren't valid - they most certainly are - but there's the whole "I would actively seek to avoid the company of anyone even close to this person in daily life" matter that shades my reaction to NPR.
Posted by: John Drake at April 15, 2024 05:42 PM (WqOsh)

NPR exudes a very strong "summer in the Hamptons" vibe.

Posted by: mrp at April 15, 2024 05:44 PM (rj6Yv)

184 Today, "take the bus, Citizen" would be the answer to every caller's question.
Posted by: Cicero


The wheels on the bus go round & round
Round & round, round & round

^^^^^^^^^^^
White supremacy.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 15, 2024 05:44 PM (0hu/3)

185 176 156 Slaves built large chunks of the ancient world from Rome to China.
Posted by: Anna Puma at April 15, 2024 05:36 PM (d9y0q)

It was the default for most of human history until those rotten Enlightenment Christians spoiled everything!*

*and did not just say it was wrong or block traffic, but actually resolve to fix it.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 15, 2024 05:42 PM (di6C2)
______
Actually, it was in the Middle Ages that it mostly died out, except in Iberia. It came back in fashion with the Renaissance. (Greeks and Romans had slaves.)

Posted by: Eeyore at April 15, 2024 05:44 PM (1bNHn)

186 This is a good point. The voice and delivery is always... precious is probably right. Breathy and self-important and cringe.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 15, 2024 05:43 PM (di6C2)

Cargo cult intellectualism.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at April 15, 2024 05:44 PM (GkFGh)

187 @JackPosobiec 1m
BREAKING: US Supreme Court allows Idaho to ban child sex changes pending appeal

Posted by: weft cut-loop at April 15, 2024 05:45 PM (IG4Id)

188 Kuralt loved America and it showed in every one of his reports. Also that red haired guy. They went to middle America and were able to talk to local without being assholes. Now, not.

Posted by: The astonishing Gentlemen TIJM at April 15, 2024 05:43 PM


Peter Santenello is the new Kuralt.

Posted by: Bert G at April 15, 2024 05:45 PM (VARTN)

189 BREAKING: Donald Trump speaks out after Judge Merchan informed him that he could not attend his son Barron’s high school graduation or he will be jailed.

He's going to win all 50 states at this rate. Do it, Your Lordship Judge!

Posted by: t-bird at April 15, 2024 05:45 PM (7FFC8)

190 "Notice how everything in this accursed country is just a grift to funnel money from the middle class to the upper class twats who get programmed by NPR, the billionaire class, with some scraps allocated to their lower class vote farm?"

If just occurred to me that it would be highly amusing it your tax returns allowed you to designate which federal agency you wanted your tax dollars to support.

Posted by: FeatherBlade at April 15, 2024 05:45 PM (ou9hh)

191 NPR exudes a very strong "summer in the Hamptons" vibe.
Posted by: mrp



Everything about NPR screams white supremacy.

Especially the parody SNL did on it.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 15, 2024 05:45 PM (0hu/3)

192 Whenever I see NPR I am reminded of NCR which stood for National Cash Register, a company that made accounting and billing machines when I stated my working life. Only the very proficient accounting machinists were picked to work on them.

Posted by: Decaf at April 15, 2024 05:46 PM (unUNN)

193 "This is a good point. The voice and delivery is always... precious is probably right. Breathy and self-important and cringe.
Posted by: Aetius451AD"


I don't know how they do it but even their dead air time of a few seconds between programs reeks of smugness.

Posted by: Ripley at April 15, 2024 05:46 PM (JojsZ)

194 Can't even attend Barron's graduation.

There is petty.

There is spiteful.

This is petty AND spiteful.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 15, 2024 05:46 PM (d9y0q)

195 Nood. Oh fuck, this gets depressing.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 15, 2024 05:47 PM (di6C2)

196 Thar B a NOOD !

Posted by: JT at April 15, 2024 05:47 PM (T4tVD)

197 189 BREAKING: Donald Trump speaks out after Judge Merchan informed him that he could not attend his son Barron’s high school graduation or he will be jailed.

He's going to win all 50 states at this rate. Do it, Your Lordship Judge!
Posted by: t-bird at April 15, 2024 05:45 PM (7FFC
______
I wish I could believe that. Unfortunately, there is no way I know of to appeal it quickly. If Roberts had balls he could at least speak out. But he's a known coward.

Posted by: Eeyore at April 15, 2024 05:47 PM (1bNHn)

198 Can't even attend Barron's graduation.

There is petty.

There is spiteful.

This is petty AND spiteful.
Posted by: Anna Puma at April 15, 2024 05:46 PM (d9y0q)


I hope there's a tipping point coming into view.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at April 15, 2024 05:47 PM (guGkK)

199 Only the very proficient accounting machinists were picked to work on them.
Posted by: Decaf at April 15, 2024 05:46 PM (unUNN)

I used to work with a guy who cut his teeth at NCR. Smart dude. Taught me a lot of stuff that i thought i already knew but it turns out i didn't.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at April 15, 2024 05:47 PM (GkFGh)

200 Listening to NPR makes me better understand why certain 1st Lieutenants got fragged in Vietnam.

Posted by: Zek at April 15, 2024 05:47 PM (5FPX4)

201 Especially the parody SNL did on it.
Posted by: rickb223 at April 15, 2024 05:45 PM (0hu/3)

I linked one of the SNL NPR sketches, above. Sorry for the A. Baldwin appearance.

Posted by: mrp at April 15, 2024 05:47 PM (rj6Yv)

202 NPR exudes a very strong "summer in the Hamptons Yacht Rock" vibe.
Posted by: mrp
---------------

Jackstraw excluded.

Posted by: olddog in mo at April 15, 2024 05:48 PM (ju2Fy)

203 162 Let me be the first to say it: Horses built America.
All horses should now be given 40 acres and a person.

Posted by: Zek at April 15, 2024 05:39 PM (5FPX4)


Not true. We did much more of the the work than those damned prima-donna horses. And ee still get no respect. We demand reparations - 40 acres, a horse, and a person for each of us!

Posted by: Mules and Oxen at April 15, 2024 05:49 PM (5fDan)

204 Nobody really believed Trump was a Russian agent. It was all pretend. Five minutes of research would show Trump loves America.

Posted by: DOYLE at April 15, 2024 05:49 PM (Z8Yh2)

205 I don't know how they do it but even their dead air time of a few seconds between programs reeks of smugness.
Posted by: Ripley at April 15, 2024 05:46 PM (JojsZ)

Every single time I heard one of the non music bits on NPR I was screaming at the car radio 'PROJECT into the mic! Quit fucking whispering!'

Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 15, 2024 05:50 PM (di6C2)

206 "Not true. We did much more of the the work than those damned prima-donna horses. And ee still get no respect. We demand reparations - 40 acres, a horse, and a person for each of us!"

Fuck you, anthro-centric bigot.
We did the work! We built the country!
40 miles and a lube job now!

Posted by: The Railroads at April 15, 2024 05:50 PM (5FPX4)

207 America. What a country!



I'm going back

Posted by: Yakov Smirnoff at April 15, 2024 05:51 PM (FCbAQ)

208 Some people hate themselves so much they demand others hate them, too. They must hate themselves because they know they’re monsters, and deep down realize normal people fear and hate monsters. I can’t figure it any other way. I can’t love monsters as monsters, people filled with darkness. They need to be filled with GOD’s light. I can only pray they are freed of whatever demons possess them, so they can truly be free of hate.
- not a monster

Posted by: Eromero at April 15, 2024 05:52 PM (NxC5+)

209 @174, boom, there it is.

the years when they did nothing but obstruct the President for real, rather than just-to-fool-the-rubes.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez - these lying bastardi e stronzi have been lying to us for decades at April 15, 2024 05:53 PM (PFYt9)

210 How they managed to pick someone worse than the last CEO, with no experience in media companies:

Maher attended New York University in 2003 for Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies and is certified in “leadership for racial equity” by the University of Virginia, according to her LinkedIn.

That, and her social media accounts, I guess. She plans to do a lot of audience research, so she can change America.

Posted by: KT at April 15, 2024 05:56 PM (rrtZS)

211 Most everything aimed at Trump is reflected what Leftists are Rd doing

Posted by: Skip at April 15, 2024 06:02 PM (fwDg9)

212 >"People need to stop lying and admit it kinda is murder."
Posted by: Montec

>>It is or it isn't. This is binary.
Posted by: Aetius451AD a

>>>Maher getting as close to the tent as he dare.
Posted by: Braenyard

Anyone else who saw that video clip notice how the room went silent after Maher said that? That was the sound of people who heard the unvarnished truth, many of them for the first time.

People weren't laughing, but they weren't booing Maher either. That was a huge tell.



Posted by: Just reporting at April 15, 2024 06:02 PM (2+3Q/)

213 I'll tell you what's going on:
They marched through the institutions. They believe they reached critical mass, they’re executing their plans.

Posted by: Buck_IV at April 15, 2024 06:17 PM (Dt9tO)

214 We called it Anti-Car Talk. If you listened carefully, they were making fun of you all along. And that's why we fail.

Hey, Prairie Home used to have half of Homer and Jethro!

Posted by: Way, Way Downriver at April 15, 2024 06:31 PM (zdLoL)

215 While the roots of all this can be traced back to the CIA/judiciary orchestrated Nixon coup and it's slanted coverage of it, it really took off in the transition of hatred of Reagan and defense of Clinton. The same was repeated with thec"War on Dubya" and the defense of the Wakanda Camelot of Obama. Then, Trump. The anti-Obama came in and threatened the "Bizarro-world" erected, by the neo-socialists, around race warfare. Trump has become the totem of what they, and a heavily socialist burocracy assembled over decades of political appointees transitioning into "career jobs" within government. Many of these are there without ever having taken the civil service test. They are rightfully concerned about Trump sacking them in lieu of.legitimate applicants. Many of these are the source, often officially appointed, for media liaison. So, if the biased media is being briefed by partisan hacks, feeding their bias, not only will they spew the vile line of the regime party line, but tell themselves that they are Impartial. Such is the media Bizarro World.

Posted by: Augusto Perez at April 16, 2024 07:28 AM (maeCe)

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