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annak110 Donating Member (642 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 10:58 AM
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24. Yes, back then I was calling Senators and Representatives to ask
them to restore the Constitutionally mandated balance of power and to stop their support both in troops and weaponry to kill people and dissent in Central America in the service of the Pope's war on Liberation Theology.

At the time NCR was doing its best to emulate T.V. news with its constant struggle to keep Ronnie Raygun in the spotlight as the "teflon president" as was the Democratically controlled Congress. Many of the people I contacted are still in office and they still resist the urge to equalize the power of the three branches of government.

A major problem today is that we have, as then, no effective Congress and the Supremes aren't and NCR is as guilty as all other "news" outlets. Also, even if your local outlets have "fund raisers" all the time, the real money to fund NCR comes from Corporations and has done since the 80's.
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  -Watchdog group report (NPR is no liberal station) kstewart33  May-25-04 10:07 AM   #0 
  - that's a LiberaL think thank  sniffa   May-25-04 10:09 AM   #1 
  - No Surprise - This Is The Reason I No Longer Contribute  mhr   May-25-04 10:09 AM   #2 
  - I never realized how right wing NPR was until I listened to AA  cindyw   May-25-04 10:12 AM   #3 
  - NPR was playing Bush commercials a few weeks ago.  denverbill   May-25-04 10:17 AM   #4 
  - They played them to criticize them  rastignac5   May-25-04 12:33 PM   #38 
     - Do you think FauxNews will play one of Kerry's?  denverbill   May-25-04 01:38 PM   #50 
  - Now I wish FAIR would  WhereIsMyFreedom   May-25-04 10:18 AM   #5 
  - Pew isn't lying. They just aren't telling the whole story.  AP   May-25-04 11:09 AM   #27 
  - I take a more encompassing view of lying  WhereIsMyFreedom   May-25-04 01:11 PM   #42 
  - That's not even the Pew story -- they tried to spin it that way, but can't  0rganism   May-26-04 03:54 AM   #94 
  - You mean like this?  JHB   May-25-04 11:34 AM   #31 
     - Hey yeah, exactly like that  WhereIsMyFreedom   May-25-04 01:08 PM   #40 
     - snip- "making trouble," -unsnip  RUMMYisFROSTED   May-25-04 03:03 PM   #74 
  - NPR became National Corporate Radio in the early 80's, its staff  annak110   May-25-04 10:18 AM   #6 
  - I don't think...  deseo   May-25-04 10:34 AM   #20 
     - Yes, back then I was calling Senators and Representatives to ask  annak110   May-25-04 10:58 AM   #24 
  - We lost it.  Wilber_Stool   May-25-04 10:18 AM   #7 
  - I contributed annually..  deseo   May-25-04 10:33 AM   #18 
  - It's Americans who can't afford to donate anything who lost the most and  AP   May-25-04 11:11 AM   #28 
     - Yup  Stevie D   May-25-04 11:51 AM   #33 
        - God, send this one to Jerry Falwel (sp)  0007   May-25-04 01:22 PM   #45 
  - Tell me something I don't know  utopian   May-25-04 10:18 AM   #8 
  - You mean that joint production with the Slate conservatives?  pollock   May-25-04 01:56 PM   #55 
  - Oh, since the Gulf War at least  Lydia Leftcoast   May-25-04 10:16 PM   #89 
  - Yeah, and if anybody thinks the real reason Bob Edwards  nownow   May-25-04 10:18 AM   #9 
  - I once heard a talk by a former NPR reporter  Lydia Leftcoast   May-25-04 10:17 PM   #90 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   May-25-04 10:21 AM   #10 
  - NPR is coopted. It has been perverted by Republican and right wing  TheStranger   May-25-04 10:24 AM   #12 
  - Screw the stupid 10 second ads...  deseo   May-25-04 10:32 AM   #17 
  - Two red herrings; real meat is classism/corporatism &foreign policy  lostnfound   May-25-04 10:47 AM   #22 
  - Yup. Heritage Foundation people give essays all the time.  JohnOneillsMemory   May-25-04 10:22 AM   #11 
  - Please edit your subject line  Moderator   May-25-04 10:26 AM   #13 
  - Done  kstewart33   May-25-04 10:31 AM   #15 
     - Thanks!  Moderator   May-25-04 10:34 AM   #19 
  - NPR = "New Prostitutes for Republicans"  KansDem   May-25-04 10:29 AM   #14 
  - HA! That's a pretty good piece.  Zhade   May-25-04 04:05 PM   #82 
  - It's nice to be vindicated...  deseo   May-25-04 10:31 AM   #16 
  - i knew it!  seekthetruth   May-25-04 10:43 AM   #21 
  - My first red flag with respect to PBS was  Lydia Leftcoast   May-25-04 10:21 PM   #91 
  - Anyone hear the segment on Army Recruiting last week?  bif   May-25-04 10:50 AM   #23 
  - Yep, it was almost half an hour!  jburton   May-25-04 11:23 AM   #29 
  - The day I heard "Brought to you by Walmart" was the day....  icymist   May-25-04 10:59 AM   #25 
  - Since starting here at DU I've had more resistance to me pointing out this  AP   May-25-04 11:05 AM   #26 
  - Well, now we've been vindicated...  BiggJawn   May-25-04 03:31 PM   #77 
  - they originally lost me back at Gulf War I  central scrutinizer   May-25-04 11:26 AM   #30 
  - I fought the truth for a long time....  higher class   May-25-04 11:45 AM   #32 
  - NPR's top two executives are former CIA agents.  Nlighten1   May-25-04 12:09 PM   #34 
  - You might need to update your information.  PeaceProgProsp   May-25-04 01:41 PM   #53 
     - I will check on the VP  Nlighten1   May-25-04 07:49 PM   #86 
  - I thought that was the case with NPR..  Caliphoto   May-25-04 12:09 PM   #35 
  - No suprise here!!! I have never been much of a fan of NPR to begin....  PROGRESSIVE1   May-25-04 12:10 PM   #36 
  - Sad but True  gulfcoastliberal   May-25-04 12:18 PM   #37 
  - The most dangerous kind of media bias:  PeaceProgProsp   May-25-04 01:43 PM   #54 
  - I have been a strong believer that Faux is not really doing much....  PROGRESSIVE1   May-25-04 02:00 PM   #57 
  - I want unbiased reporting, WITHOUT  Jen6   May-25-04 02:10 PM   #62 
     - I don't mind bias, so long as it is clear.  PeaceProgProsp   May-25-04 11:28 PM   #92 
  - Defining "liberal"....  Suspicious   May-25-04 01:09 PM   #41 
  - Well, it *is* kinda fun lately...  dirk   May-25-04 01:14 PM   #43 
  - no kidding  abelenkpe   May-25-04 01:20 PM   #44 
  - NPR's Money  JPZenger   May-25-04 02:08 PM   #61 
  - The Speech that Got Bob Edwards Fired???  JPZenger   May-25-04 01:22 PM   #46 
  - NPR isn't going to give the real reason for the firing because  rastignac5   May-25-04 01:32 PM   #48 
     - Actually, Edwards was one of the best interviewers available in any media.  TheStranger   May-25-04 01:39 PM   #51 
        - NPR took to having reporters prerecord their stories  rastignac5   May-25-04 02:11 PM   #63 
           - That's unadulterated bullshit.  Shakespeare   May-25-04 02:21 PM   #66 
              - No its not  rastignac5   May-25-04 02:33 PM   #69 
                 - Oh? Which station?  Shakespeare   May-25-04 02:35 PM   #71 
  - I'm surprised by the hostility to NPR in this forum  rastignac5   May-25-04 01:29 PM   #47 
  - I agree  orlin2k   May-25-04 01:37 PM   #49 
  - you're just fooling yourself  abelenkpe   May-25-04 02:05 PM   #58 
  - There should be no sacred cows.  PeaceProgProsp   May-25-04 01:40 PM   #52 
  - NPR sucks.  pollock   May-25-04 01:59 PM   #56 
  - your "surprise" is the point of this thread-maybe you'll see  abracadabra   May-25-04 02:14 PM   #65 
  - I guess I'm surprised that everybody is acting like  rastignac5   May-25-04 02:36 PM   #72 
  - I have often defended NPR as a news source--it's the Edwards decision  Shakespeare   May-25-04 02:25 PM   #67 
  - I'm with ya too.  bhunt70   May-25-04 02:28 PM   #68 
     - Listen to BBC radio  pollock   May-25-04 02:35 PM   #70 
        - NPR is turning my wife against Bush*  gbwarming   May-25-04 02:59 PM   #73 
        - Fair enough.  pollock   May-25-04 03:09 PM   #75 
        - Uh, don't trust the BBC feeds put on by NPR.  BiggJawn   May-25-04 03:43 PM   #79 
           - Newshour is a 60 minute format BBC product  gbwarming   May-25-04 04:34 PM   #83 
              - I know, I didn't just discover The Beeb yesterday, y'know...  BiggJawn   May-25-04 05:19 PM   #85 
  - No shit Sherlock  tom_paine   May-25-04 02:05 PM   #59 
  - I was stunned by their story on the "healthy forests act"  Jen6   May-25-04 02:06 PM   #60 
  - NATIONAL REPUBLICAN RADIO--  abracadabra   May-25-04 02:12 PM   #64 
  - Excellent!  gulfcoastliberal   May-25-04 03:48 PM   #81 
  - Any news source  augie38   May-25-04 03:09 PM   #76 
  - NPR Sucks and it has since the War began.  Chicago Democrat   May-25-04 03:34 PM   #78 
  - Um, how do I put this delicately...  Zhade   May-25-04 03:44 PM   #80 
  - Heard about NPR "religion" reporter Barbara Bradley Hagerty?  Logansquare   May-25-04 04:59 PM   #84 
  - I have made it a personal quest...  GaryL   May-25-04 08:45 PM   #87 
  - Gosh, what a surprise. Not. Hardly qualifies as LBN, does it.  Media_Lies_Daily   May-25-04 09:45 PM   #88 
  - Started noticing about 3 years ago-when Bob Edwards got fired, I stopped  Pachamama   May-26-04 02:52 AM   #93 

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