Can You Rely Upon the New York Times and National Public Radio for Your Coverage of the Current Scandals?


If only it were always so obvious!


No.  You can’t.



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  • rockyrd

    While we agree about 96.5% of the time and I have deep respect for you and what you do, today I must try to disagree without being disagreeable. You pushed my button on this one. NPR is one of the great sources of news. Yes, I am conservative, mostly, but NPR does news with intelligence, respect for their audience and wit. Slanted towards the liberal? Sure, but that helps me to examine other points of view so my own may be clarified.

    I contrast the NPR approach with Glenn Beck who seems to have some kind of exalted status among LDS audiences. Beck is a purveyor of contention and hate, things we are supposed to avoid. The last I heard he was trying to find someone to shoot someone else. I know that is tongue in cheek, but highly inappropriate in today’s society. Some deranged individual could easily take him seriously. I use Glenn Beck as a point of contrast, not implying that you do or do not endorse him.

    The NPR quote that is given in the article you quote states that the IRS is busy, not necessarily more busy. There is an implication there, but it is not an egregious fabrication like the New York Times quote which is definitely a deception.

    I, of course, will continue to enjoy your blog. When we do disagree, you, like NPR, stimulate my thinking and make me examine my politics. This is probably the first and last time you will be compared to NPR! Please keep up the great work you do.

    • Lucy Mcgee

      I totally agree with your sentiment as I always tune to NPR while driving (unless they are having a pledge drive). Wonderful content, smart and provocative. Also love our local PBS and their great programming lineup.

      Recently, other sites such as AJE (Al Jazeera English), Truthdig, ICIJ and a few others round out our media menu. If I didn’t know Rupert Murdoch’s nasty history, I might have given his news an opportunity. I loved CNN in the 90′s when Turner owned it, but like many, it has become less news, more talking points and personality worship. Too bad.

    • DanielPeterson

      LOL. It’s true; I’ve never been compared to NPR before. To the Nazi Party? Of course. Regularly. But not to NPR.

      I’ve occasionally found Glenn Beck amusing, but he’s certainly not my guide to politics, and, as a matter of fact, I don’t think I’ve heard his voice for at least a couple of years now. I think he often goes too far.

      I don’t oppose NPR. (Except for wondering, as a libertarian, why it even exists.) I listen to it from time to time. I recognize its leftward tilt, but don’t care that much.

      Thanks for the note.