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  •  Mark Shields is "conservative"? He's a little (2+ / 0-)
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    PrahaPartizan, Eddie C

    naive sometimes, but certainly not conservative; he seems to be a true progressive (even though he's a Marine ;] ).
    (it still rankles me to think of an insult that KKKarl Rove slapped him with face to face during a party convention on screen hosted by Lehrer (who got it), and Mr. Shields apparently didn't get it (or may be much more gracious than I think he should be)).
    But then I only see his appearances on the Newshour.
    Bobo is viscous, lumpy puke.

    Speaking of NPR and PBS, IMO, they have listed strongly to starboard the last 10 years or so, I can't hardly imbibe anymore without getting pissed at the RW cant/slant.
    And our local station used to go solid to the BBC from 2200-0400, but now injects 4-5 minutes of NPR into the top of the hour feed, blechhh.

    Good persuasive mind work though, Eddie.

    Republicans: "Double your pleasure, double your fun, double your National Debt, and blame 'The One' "

    by Bluefin on Mon Nov 22, 2010 at 11:17:44 PM PST

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    •  They've leaned right. Did they have a choice? (2+ / 0-)
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      The national debate has gone way right and with this nation having one of the lowest public fundings of public broadcast, there isn't much funds left for creating content where the political news and talking points was offered by Republicans and Blue Dogs.

      Years of watching one debate after another controlled by republicans followed by the Democrats taking the majority everywhere and Blue Dogs added to the national debate it was not easy for public stations to babysit progressive values.

      With overt threats from Republicans and it seeming that they only have bologger, Keith and Rachel getting their back their reporting is still commendable. The PBS partnership with ProPublica comes to mind.

      But when the right offers as much content as they do and elected Dems from Blue states seem to be sitting on their hands when speaking out would get them more votes, we should imbibe as much as possible.

      I give money on a monthly basis to both NPR and PBS, I'm on the mailing list of many shows because there is content. Somebody needs to support them because Keith and Rachel are not for everyone.

      And by the way I didn't say Mark Shields is a conservative, my friend who had only been listening to NPR and watching PBS for six months did.      

      •  No, sadly not much choice, they still have some (1+ / 0-)
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        decent stuff (I can't believe Moyers is gone, again).
        K&R and such are not even accessible to many of us who only have over-the-air broadcast (highspeed internet access could serve, if it were available too).
        I know you were quoting your friend, can't see how he sees it though (good that he's come over from the dark side).
        Thanks for your efforts here, it's appreciated (the photo stuff is basically inaccessible though (big FU to Verizon, Perry, and the Texas state lege for nothing)).

        Republicans: "Double your pleasure, double your fun, double your National Debt, and blame 'The One' "

        by Bluefin on Tue Nov 23, 2010 at 03:51:31 PM PST

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    •  Shields: weasly moderate (0+ / 0-)

      "Sisters, brothers and the whities, Blacks and the crackers, Police and their backers, They're all political actors"--Curtis Mayfield

      by Cynic in seattle on Tue Nov 23, 2010 at 10:11:48 AM PST

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      •  I've seen him get mad at neocon BUllSHit on (1+ / 0-)
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        air many times before, seems to be a good guy to me (there are so few).

        Republicans: "Double your pleasure, double your fun, double your National Debt, and blame 'The One' "

        by Bluefin on Tue Nov 23, 2010 at 03:54:25 PM PST

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