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  •  Yeah, what's up with NPR? (7+ / 0-)

    I used to live in a liberal city in Oregon and now I live in a deep red city in a blood red state in the north.  For a long time, NPR has kept me centered and well, but after using Daily Kos every day, NPR's feet of clay are all too evident.  Did they change over the years or have I ?  I wish someone would do a study on how long each side (of any issue) is allotted, because unofficially to em, it's usually the side that represents corporations, whether it's science, politics, education, nearly anything.  Any one have any ideas?  Thanks!

    "We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give." Winston Churchill

    by Catkin on Fri Oct 12, 2012 at 03:29:15 PM PDT

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    •  I stopped trusting NPR (10+ / 0-)

      in college, when I read a press release from El Salvador in the afternoon, and heard NPR skew the info way to the right in the evening.  That was about 1990.

      -9.38/-7.69 If religion means a way of life, and life's necessities are food, clothing, and shelter, then we should not separate religion from economics. - Malcolm X

      by dirkster42 on Fri Oct 12, 2012 at 03:38:06 PM PDT

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    •  NPR changed (6+ / 0-)

      when the right wing started going after them and their funding. They deliberately watered down their news, bent over backwards to include right=wing commentators and viewpoints and guests, spent more time on "soft" stories rather than hard political reporting.

      I haven't listened to their news in years. Occasionally I go online to get Nina Totenberg's analysis of Supreme Court decisions, but that's about it.

      •  Same here-- around 2002 or so I stopped listening (1+ / 0-)
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        to them.  The Republican thugs had been wearing away at them and systematically bullying them into changing leadership, changing what kinds of stories were done, changing points of view... and when the Iraq war started it made me sick to hear how they favored Bush in their coverage-- by "favored" I mean didn't do anything investigative, nothing challenging.  That was it.  That ended it.  

        I spent a couple of lonely years without my drivetime trust companions.  It was a big change in my life.  But I was not going to buy into their corporatized, pro-GOP product.  Then got satellite radio and started instead to listen to music as I drove.  It's not the same, but that part of my life is over until they change back.

        That's one more thing to add to my long list of small problems. --my son, age 10

        by concernedamerican on Fri Oct 12, 2012 at 07:27:13 PM PDT

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