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Mon Dec 17, 2012, 09:14 PM

 

Can we alert on freakin' NPR?

I turn on the news and somebody's conducting an earnest interview with a good ol' boy named Brady (but not that Brady) drawlin' about how kewl M-16s are and why they're the country's best sellers and how he expects weapon sales to be brisk this holiday season and all that's missing is the 800 number and operators standing by:


The Bushmaster semi-automatic assault rifle used in Friday's attack on an elementary school in Newtown, Conn., is a style of weapon used often in mass shootings. Melissa Block speaks with Malcolm Brady, retired assistant director of what was then known as the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, about the style of weapon and why it's so often linked to these tragedies.

http://www.npr.org/2012/12/17/167479065/one-gun-used-in-conn-attack-has-rambo-effect


So weapons have style? Call me cynical but how is this not a publicly-supported gun commercial? Especially since we know that gun sales spike after every mass murder, irrespective of any legislative grumbling, in fact because of the grumbling:



And now the money guy from Texas is running a business story on what else, the NRA. . .

While we're at an we get an alert button for this entire screwed up country?

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Reply Can we alert on freakin' NPR? (Original post)
allrevvedup Dec 2012 OP
nadinbrzezinski Dec 2012 #1
allrevvedup Dec 2012 #6
Gabi Hayes Dec 2012 #8
allrevvedup Dec 2012 #9
Gabi Hayes Dec 2012 #11
BeyondGeography Dec 2012 #2
maxsolomon Dec 2012 #3
Iggy Dec 2012 #4
Warren Stupidity Dec 2012 #5
allrevvedup Dec 2012 #7
allrevvedup Dec 2012 #10

Response to allrevvedup (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 09:15 PM

1. Want worst than that?

BBC, yes, freaking BBC on world have your say, had two well trained NRA parrots.

I turned it off.

Left a nasty gram on the FB page.

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 09:26 PM

6. Oh heck yeah. When did BBC take over US airwaves anyway?

 

NPR is bad enough but BBC must be where the neocons are awaiting the Palin Presidency because there's not an oil war going they don't wildly cheerlead, especially in Africa. Whenever an African head of state dies in office mysteriously you can count on BBC to deliver all the details and it happened at least three times just last summer.

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Response to allrevvedup (Reply #6)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 10:37 PM

8. my mostly lame NPR outlet is CHEAP.....they run BBC all night long......exactly the same as one of

the Sirius channels

very little decent programming

Chicago......wbez

CBC is much better, for the most part.

online or various Sirius channels

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Response to Gabi Hayes (Reply #8)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 12:04 AM

9. I don't get it either.

 

A couple of sitcoms on PBS, maybe a documentary or two, no problem, but Britannia ruling the airwaves all night every night in big urban markets creeps me out. Whatever happened to indy college radio? Most NPR stations here in Cali are run out of publicly owned junior college stations and it's all canned. Even the local Pacifica station gets it local news from Berkeley, which would be fine if wasn't as tepid and compromised as NPR. But at least it isn't London calling. We get three NPR stations where I live, more if you count mirror stations, and they all play the identical BBC propaganda all night. It's like we're being recolonized.

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Response to allrevvedup (Reply #9)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 10:52 PM

11. didn't know the pods are spreading so. speaking of which, I like this:

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Response to allrevvedup (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 09:17 PM

2. Kai Ryssdal tried being serious tonight on Marketplace

It lasted about two minutes before he was back to his usual snark. Everything is a total joke to that guy. Can't stand him.

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Response to allrevvedup (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 09:18 PM

3. remember, all sides of a story are equally valid.

or one's funding may be affected.

america needs a rational approach to semi-automatic weapons. semi automatic weapons are the only thing keeping the north koreans at bay.

climate change is real. climate change is not real.

the tides go in. the tides go out. you can't explain that.

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Response to allrevvedup (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 09:22 PM

4. You Mean National Pentagon Radio??

 

In the first place, the Glock pistol is frequently the rampage killers' weapon of choice. Google it and you'll see. and I'm taling worldwide, not just in the USA.

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Response to allrevvedup (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 09:25 PM

5. Just put that troll on ignore.

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Response to Warren Stupidity (Reply #5)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 09:55 PM

7. I would but they're broadcasting directly on my fillings

 

through the smartmeter the electric company just installed.

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Response to allrevvedup (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 08:45 PM

10. And in today's exciting episode of All Guns Considered. . .

 

NPR breaks new ground in this week's gunshow-on-the-air and asks "religious leaders" why guns are good, to paraphrase the actual question (something about why God allows bad things to happen). A Texas rabbi, a Jesuit priest and a Sikh,hem and haw piously, and then we get the pièce de résistance: a 7-minute whopper wherein a Tennessee preacher explains why the New Testament supports gun ownership:

Southern Baptist Leader: 'Gun-Free Zones Are A Fantasy'
December 19, 2012 3:00 PM | All Things Considered

Robert Siegel talks to Dr. Richard Land, director of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, and whether Friday's school shooting in Newtown, Conn., has changed his views on gun control.

http://www.npr.org/2012/12/19/167649305/southern-baptist-leader-gun-free-zones-are-a-fantasy


No transcript, just a listen button, but the gist of it is that "love your neighbor" means protecting them against violence, and that means packing heat. Amen. And now a cute story about Santa. . . .




p.s. say Elad how's that NPR alert button coming along?

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