Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Those crazy NPR folks

Dear friends who listen to NPR and think that they're hearing "news." If you'd like to know what is happening in the world, you need to also listen to Rush Limbaugh. Between NPR and Rush, you should be fine.

NPR doesn't yell, Rush does. That's the main difference between the two. They both are more interested in you coming around to their ideological point of view than anything else.

If you have the same ideological views the radio shows can be very entertaining, but let's not pretend anymore that they aren't just the same.

Personally, I don't listen to either of them. I get my news via the internets and listen to podcasts in the car. Sometimes I also listen to that crazy Rock And Roll that the Kids are all talking about.

3 comments:

Paul said...

But Rush makes no pretense of his being balanced and objective. NPR, on the other hand, . . .

Macon said...

I think of it like this:
Both Rush and NPR deliver ideological content.

What annoys (the other) people about Rush is that he yells and seems arrogant.

What annoys (the other) people about NPR is that they pretend to be objective and seem arrogant.

So each side has their ideologues, and each side has the things that drive the other crazy.

:-)

Paul said...

In addition, the two, Rush and NPR, differ in another important respect. Rush's commercial sponsors support him, as do his speeches, his newsletters and his books. NPR, on the other hand, is supported by a combination of government subsidies, contributions from foundations, which themselves are free-riders in respect of our federal tax system, and individual donors, who get a charitable income tax, gift and/or estate tax deduction, which amounts to a further, although indirect, government subsidy. In other words, every taxpayer, left wing, right, or center, supports NPT whether he or she likes it or not.