100 Words- June 16, On NPR

NPR is beginning another funding drive. Once, back in the Seventies, when it was an alternative voice against strangle-hold domination of the news by Conservatives, I supported the station with my membership. I no longer do so, the reason being I think it has abandoned the alternative role in favor of a more middle-of-the-road to Conservative stance. It has become a willing participant in what Glenn Greenwald has called the “corruption of American journalism”. As some evidence of that corruption, witness, its complicity to conceal it’s creation of a torture regime in Guantanamo, yet called out every other torture country.

 

 

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I never know what to say about myself. I let what I write try to speak as to who I am. I can only add, here, that I am 72, live in a nursing home, am twenty years a cancer survivor, and identify as a gay male. I intend to use this blog as storage for poems? written over the long years (and still being written). This does not preclude other uses.
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2 Responses to 100 Words- June 16, On NPR

  1. hmmmm…I was going to tell you I listen to NPR..and some of their more entertaining music programs. Our local NPR stations just had their fund drive and although i did contribute to it in the fall I can’t always do it. that’s not the point though I think they can be very indepth and better at the interviewing then some others…

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  2. katiegirl06460 – the problem is, for me, that even though their how they do what they do, they no longer really handle the the tough issues. They no longer really investigate a story behind the general release, or so it is my opinion. Now that they accept some advertising, I expect the corruption is going to get worse.

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