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    NPR & IPTV

    Why do I have to pay for this socialist propaganda? I'm getting tired of people ignoring the obvious bias.

    1. CLICHES IN DEPTH. Neither NPR nor PBS use the same new cliches as the mainstream news media. My favorite cliche is the unending battle between the moderates and the hardliners (or extremists) for influence. The U. S. is divided into moderates and hardliners, but so are the Israelis, the Russians, the Iranians, the Palestinians, and every other government. Both PBS and NPR dichotomize the world in these terms just as enthusiastically and just as stupidly as the television networks, but at much greater length. The networks may say little in their 2 minute stories, but the public media says just as little in their 15-20 minute stories.

    2. The TALKING HEAD NEWS. Almost any political science text will say that one of the primary functions of the news media is to focus attention on government leaders. This is even more the case with PBS and NPR than it is with the television networks. Some complain about the superficiality of pictures on the networks. But how could anything be more superficial and deceptive than the parade of government, special interest, business, and campaign talking heads who spin their way through a typical Newshour broadcast. The networks have beat reporters and do some investigation, but the Newshour has almost no resources to dig out its own stories, and, as a result, relies almost completely on the talking head.

    3. POPULAR CULTURE FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE TOO GOOD FOR POPULAR CULTURE. Anybody who knows anybody who follows the public media knows that the public media audience is full of snobs who think they are several steps higher in life than the rest of us poor losers. But the public media operates on the same celebrity principles as the rest of mass culture. The audience for NPR follows their favorite NPR reporters and waits for Ken Burns documentaries with the same pseudo-personal devotion that characterizes fans of sports teams, boy bands, Britney Spears, and Brad Pitt. The only difference is that the NPR audience thinks that it has transcended the cult-like aspects of popular culture. Which makes them the biggest fools of all.

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    Re: NPR & IPTV

    No comment on this?!?! You have got to be ****ing with me! I'm done here if things don't change. For at least 10 min!


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    Re: NPR & IPTV

    I kind of like Big Bird and Grover.



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    Re: NPR & IPTV

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUCyclones View Post
    No comment on this?!?! You have got to be ****ing with me! I'm done here if things don't change. For at least 10 min!
    OK...bye...


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    Quote Originally Posted by ISUCyclones View Post
    No comment on this?!?! You have got to be ****ing with me! I'm done here if things don't change. For at least 10 min!
    I enjoy them both-see ya


    Last edited by chadm; 02-21-2008 at 06:44 AM.

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    Re: NPR & IPTV

    I was busy listening to morning edition...


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    Re: NPR & IPTV

    No PBS means no Clifford the Big Red Dog.
    No Clifford means the communists won.

    I refuse to live in a Clifford free world.



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    Quote Originally Posted by C.John View Post
    No PBS means no Clifford the Big Red Dog.
    No Clifford means the communists won.

    I refuse to live in a Clifford free world.
    Your logic is impecable and beyond reproach. Argument over.


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    Re: NPR & IPTV

    This is what happens when people come back from the bars and the pc is still on.....

    FWIW - I enjoy This Old House, New Yankee Workshop, and Wait, Wait Don't Tell me on NPR is a scream.



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    I like girls.



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    Quote Originally Posted by bostinelosd View Post
    I like girls.
    You want the Playboy channel then....



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    Quote Originally Posted by DaddyMac View Post
    This is what happens when people come back from the bars and the pc is still on.....

    FWIW - I enjoy This Old House, New Yankee Workshop, and Wait, Wait Don't Tell me on NPR is a scream.
    I enjoy those three shows, Last of the summer wine, and the Ken Burns baseball show. Other than that, it is basically akin to the driveby media.



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    Quote Originally Posted by DaddyMac View Post
    You want the Playboy channel then....

    Ah yes, sorry I get lost sometimes flipping through.



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    Re: NPR & IPTV

    I think everyone is missing the point. I understood the point to be why should the public have to fund networks that thrive on making our government and our country look bad? Sure, they put on some decent kids programs, but they've got to figure out some way to get someone to watch or listen. Once people are tuned in, they can then be fed the propagandist drivel that IPTV and NPR love.

    Free speech is fine, but I should not have to subsidize it for them.



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    Quote Originally Posted by abcguyks View Post
    I think everyone is missing the point. I understood the point to be why should the public have to fund networks that thrive on making our government and our country look bad? Sure, they put on some decent kids programs, but they've got to figure out some way to get someone to watch or listen. Once people are tuned in, they can then be fed the propagandist drivel that IPTV and NPR love.

    Free speech is fine, but I should not have to subsidize it for them.
    Exactly. If they wanted to be biased and I didn't pay for them, who cares? I'll just watch fox news. But, since I have to pay for them, they should remain objective.



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