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Wed Nov 28, 2012, 10:30 AM

Steve Inskeep was pretty rough on Grover this morning on NPR

Here's an approximate transcript:

Inskeep: Grover, I'm going to leave your mic open while I exit the studio for about five minutes to do whatever the hell it is that I do. Probably take a dump or something if I can get there and back in time. Feel free to spout any of your usual anti-tax nonsense. Nobody will stop you. Or refute your claims. Or give any sort of critical analysis of what you have to say. Have at it. (exits studio)

Norquist: Thanks, Steve. Taxes are bad. Taxes are bad. Taxes are bad. Taxes are bad. Taxes are bad. Taxes are bad. Taxes are bad. Taxes are bad. Taxes are bad. Taxes are bad. Taxes are bad. Taxes are bad. Taxes are bad. Taxes are bad. Taxes are bad. Taxes are bad. Taxes are bad. Taxes are bad. Taxes are bad. Taxes are bad. Taxes are bad. Taxes are bad. Taxes are bad. Taxes are bad. Taxes are bad. Taxes are bad. Taxes are bad. Taxes are bad. Taxes are bad. Taxes are bad. Taxes are bad. Taxes are bad. Taxes are bad. Taxes are bad. Taxes are bad. Taxes are bad. Taxes are bad. Taxes are bad. Taxes are bad. Taxes are bad. Taxes are bad. Taxes are bad. Taxes are bad. Taxes are bad. Taxes are bad. Taxes are bad. Taxes are bad. Taxes are bad. Taxes are bad. Taxes are bad. Taxes are bad. Taxes are bad. Taxes are bad. Taxes are bad. Taxes are bad. Taxes are bad. Taxes are bad. Taxes are bad. Taxes are bad. Taxes are bad. Taxes are bad. Taxes are bad. Taxes are bad. Taxes are bad. Taxes are bad. Taxes are bad. Taxes are bad. Taxes are bad. Taxes are bad. Taxes are bad. Taxes are bad. Taxes are bad. Taxes are bad. Taxes are bad. Taxes are bad. Taxes are bad. Taxes are bad. Taxes are bad. Taxes are bad. Taxes are bad. Taxes are bad. Taxes are bad. Taxes are bad. Taxes are bad. Taxes are bad. Taxes are bad. Taxes are bad. Taxes are bad. Taxes are bad. Taxes are bad. Taxes are bad. Taxes are bad. Taxes are bad. Taxes are bad. Taxes are bad. Taxes are bad. Taxes are bad. Taxes are bad. Taxes are bad. Taxes are bad. Taxes are bad. Taxes are bad. Taxes are bad. Taxes are bad. Taxes are bad. Taxes are bad. Taxes are bad. Taxes are bad. Taxes are bad. Taxes are bad. Taxes are bad. Taxes are bad. Taxes are bad. Taxes are bad. Taxes are bad. Taxes are bad. Taxes are bad. Taxes are bad. Taxes are bad. Taxes are bad. Taxes are bad. Taxes are bad.

Inskeep: (returning) Thank you for your time, Grover.

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Reply Steve Inskeep was pretty rough on Grover this morning on NPR (Original post)
Orrex Nov 2012 OP
Tsiyu Nov 2012 #1
Orrex Nov 2012 #3
Tsiyu Nov 2012 #4
BeyondGeography Nov 2012 #2
MinM Nov 2012 #5
Orrex Nov 2012 #6
MinM Nov 2012 #7
MinM Nov 2012 #8
GoCubsGo Nov 2012 #9
Orrex Nov 2012 #10

Response to Orrex (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 10:34 AM

1. rofl







I don't even bother trying to listen to NPR for news any more.

And when they have their pledge drives, I remember moments like the one you've just described and say,

"I'm not paying for THAT shit!"

They're really no better than FOX most mornings...



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Response to Tsiyu (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 11:33 AM

3. I actually love the pledge drives

It gives me a chance to hear unchallened GOP talking points, and where else are you going to get that kind of hard-hitting information?

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Response to Orrex (Reply #3)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 11:41 AM

4. I can't think of a single other place

where you can get nonstop Republican talking points, unchallenged.

Because, you know, the Press in the US are ALWAYS non-partisan and strive to give Americans all sides of the story.....









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Response to Orrex (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 10:38 AM

2. Good boy, Steve...Nice Polite Republican

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Response to Orrex (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 02:18 PM

5. Inskeep is a BCR era holdover @ NPR

Bush-Cheney-Rove appointees who gutted PBS & NPR replaced Bob Edwards with Steve Inskeep.

More on the NPR kerfuffle @ Great Expectorations

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Response to MinM (Reply #5)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 02:29 PM

6. I recall that some on DU2 identified Edwards' departure as the beginning of the end

I'm not quite willing to credit him with that much impact or influence, rather seeing him as someone who got out when the network was already on the downward slope.

As you note in your link, though, NPR is still capable of greatness. This American Life remains a fantastic show, and Fresh Air is almost always excellent.

On balance it's better to have NPR than not to have it, but sometimes the shortfalls are so disappointing that it's hard to overlook them.

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Response to Orrex (Reply #6)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 04:18 PM

7. Good points...

Thanks.

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Response to MinM (Reply #7)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 08:50 AM

8. NPR.org Free After 25 Years: A Tale Of Murder And Injustice

One more example of a solid npr segment from last Spring...

http://m.npr.org/story/150996459

More on that case here...

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10021902577

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Response to Orrex (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 08:53 AM

9. LOL! You got me.

I saw your subject line, and was about to reply, "Why start now, Steve?" But, you beat me to it.

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Response to GoCubsGo (Reply #9)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 09:30 AM

10. LOL! Glad to give you a giggle!

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