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Wed Sep 26, 2018, 02:04 PM

Who should be fired at NPR?

Some editor at NPR has pushed through a false equivalency between "sexual assault" and the gang rape of scores of under age women through the use of alcohol and drugs. The former is terrible, but vague. The latter has placed Bill Cosby in prison.

Are we being numbed by National Public Radio (and its "squeaky clean" white fan base) into assuming that Kavanaugh, Judge and all their preppie high school thugs are NOT going to prison?

They should say "the accusations of gang rape" not "the sexual assault allegations."

If Kavanaugh and Judge were working class African Americans Fox News would be calling the accusation full on gang rape.

I'm sick to my stomach and getting nothing done.

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DemocracyMouse Sep 2018 OP
RGinNJ Sep 2018 #1
DemocracyMouse Sep 2018 #2
DemocracyMouse Sep 2018 #4
Post removed Sep 2018 #10
DemocracyMouse Sep 2018 #12
red dog 1 Sep 2018 #3
DemocracyMouse Sep 2018 #6
Anon-C Sep 2018 #5
NRaleighLiberal Sep 2018 #7
JaneQPublic Sep 2018 #11
Awsi Dooger Sep 2018 #8
NRaleighLiberal Sep 2018 #13
DemocracyMouse Sep 2018 #14
Hoyt Sep 2018 #16
Awsi Dooger Sep 2018 #18
Proud Liberal Dem Sep 2018 #19
Afromania Sep 2018 #9
DemocracyMouse Sep 2018 #15
llmart Sep 2018 #17

Response to DemocracyMouse (Original post)

Wed Sep 26, 2018, 02:07 PM

1. +1

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Response to DemocracyMouse (Original post)

Wed Sep 26, 2018, 02:09 PM

2. And while we're being distracted by this monstrous display of preppie power

... we're missing this BIG PICTURE bombshell from Abramsom:

https://www.democraticunderground.com/100211184201

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Response to DemocracyMouse (Reply #2)

Wed Sep 26, 2018, 02:11 PM

4. But the mischaracterization by NPR is still insidious!

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Response to Post removed (Reply #10)

Wed Sep 26, 2018, 02:33 PM

12. In clearly distracting YOU! But no worries. It's human nature my friend.

(And I, for one, don't read about human nature in self-help books)

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Response to DemocracyMouse (Original post)

Wed Sep 26, 2018, 02:10 PM

3. NPR Nice Polite Republicans!

The term "Gang Rape" is not in their lexicon.
(unless it's a gang rape charge against a Democrat)

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Response to red dog 1 (Reply #3)

Wed Sep 26, 2018, 02:14 PM

6. Nice acronym! Haven't heard that one :-)

(...but I'm still vomiting in the face of NPR's cowardly and grossly inaccurate language!)

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Response to DemocracyMouse (Original post)

Wed Sep 26, 2018, 02:12 PM

5. Can't serve the truth if you are walking on eggshells.

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Response to DemocracyMouse (Original post)

Wed Sep 26, 2018, 02:18 PM

7. they've become an embarrassment of false equivalency over recent years.

standing for anything means good for nothing.

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Reply #7)

Wed Sep 26, 2018, 02:27 PM

11. Yep, like a "Morning Edition" host characterizing Rachel Maddow as a liberal version of Hannity.

Thankfully, the guest pushed back.

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Response to DemocracyMouse (Original post)

Wed Sep 26, 2018, 02:19 PM

8. Try driving cross country without NPR

You'll never criticize it again.

Otherwise the only choices are ultra right wing talk shows or country music

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Response to Awsi Dooger (Reply #8)

Wed Sep 26, 2018, 02:33 PM

13. We now just do Pandora and music. I can no longer listen.

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Response to Awsi Dooger (Reply #8)

Wed Sep 26, 2018, 02:35 PM

14. Try improving it. Try improving all our institutions

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Response to Awsi Dooger (Reply #8)

Wed Sep 26, 2018, 02:43 PM

16. I agree. Plus the critics of NPR assume all us listeners are too stupid to

ferret out facts. I think most listeners are perfectly capable of determining when the particular broadcast is too soft.

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Response to Hoyt (Reply #16)

Wed Sep 26, 2018, 03:06 PM

18. It reminds me of the criticism of CNN

NPR is fine. The complaints they receive are balanced between too far left and too far right, according to a letter I read from one of their higher ups, with slightly higher number of complaints about too far left.

I am happy the stations are always on the same range on the FM dial...normally between 89 and 92. I can find it quickly while on those long distance drives. I have another one coming up in three weeks. When one NPR station fades into the distance I look for the next one.

My only complaint is the frequency of repetition. I'll be on the road for 8-12 hours and the same programs show up multiple times.

BTW, NPR was an absolute life saver for me when I left on a long trip the day after the 2016 election. The ultra right wing programs on other radio networks were not only celebrating, they were proclaiming Trump's win as a gift from God.

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Response to Awsi Dooger (Reply #18)

Wed Sep 26, 2018, 03:12 PM

19. I used to be a pretty avid listener of NPR

but as the early 00's went along, I noticed that they were stuck in the "both-siderism"/false equivalency muck, made even worse by Bush (mis-)Administration attacks on CPB/NPR. I still snatch an occasional podcast or two of 1A (the successor show to Diane Rehm's daily show) or Terry Gross' Fresh Air but I don't pay *as much* attention to the station as I used to. It's better than right-wing AM Radio to be sure. Just doesn't seem as enriching as it once used to.

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Response to DemocracyMouse (Original post)

Wed Sep 26, 2018, 02:19 PM

9. I love, LOVE how this sick ass behavior of Kavanaugh, and friends, is written off as youthful

indiscretion where doing innocuous things as an AA teenager/pre teen, like walking along the street, is somehow worthy of prison/death. Trump wanted the central park 5 executed without concrete evidence (turns out they were innocent) and this fucker Cravenaugh is being vociferously defended by this dude.

The exact same people that are ok with the full on defense of this guy are the same ones that hate Kap for protesting, feel the police have carte blanche to shoot black folk and are 99.99999999999% trump voters with the other .00000000000001% being somebody too stupid to push the right button, and somehow voted a Sea Lion named Dave instead.

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Response to Afromania (Reply #9)

Wed Sep 26, 2018, 02:36 PM

15. I so, so very much hear where you're coming from

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Response to DemocracyMouse (Original post)

Wed Sep 26, 2018, 03:01 PM

17. I've given up on NPR.

They certainly are not what they used to be years ago. It's disappointing.

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