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CO Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 02:13 PM
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Hannity Just Called NPR "National Propaganda Radio"
He claims NPR is pro-Democratic Party.

News to me.......
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Guaranteed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 02:13 PM
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1. LOL that's rich nt
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cheezus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 02:14 PM
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2. This from the guy on Fox?
just pandering to his base. nothing to see here.
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Sandpiper Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 02:14 PM
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3. It's called projection
Hannity knows a lot about propaganda from working at Faux News.
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tom_paine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 02:42 PM
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16. Yes, like the Nazis saying "The JEWS want to take over Germany"
Yah, right, Himmler.

Actually that is the exact same response that Hannity should receive.
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rumguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 02:15 PM
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4. pure uncut irony
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lindashaw Donating Member (921 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 02:17 PM
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5. Good! That means it's bothering him.
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tjwash Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 02:19 PM
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6. Hannity is a tool...
...who cares what he thinks.
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BattyDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 02:20 PM
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7. HAHAHAHAHA!
Edited on Wed Apr-07-04 02:20 PM by BattyDem
Mr. Pot ... meet Mr. Kettle!

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NewJeffCT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 02:20 PM
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anything left of the Far Right
Is a radical liberal to Hannity... it's part of the RW agenda. They portray moderates like Clinton as wild liberals so anybody to the left of them is viewed as WAY out there.
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Az Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 02:20 PM
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8. Conservative Vs Liberal views
Liberals are inclusive. They seek to give voice to as many positions as possible. From this they attempt to form a consensus of direction.

Conservatives believe there is one true view. And they just happen to have it. Thus giving voice to other views is in their mind the liberal view.

Thus from our point of view NPR seems to be sliding to the right because they give voice to some conservative casters. But this is the job of NPR. The name of the main show is All Things Considered.

But even with this seeming slide to the right NPR will seem to be a hot bed of liberal rhetoric to the right because they consider multiple views and do so openly.
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sendero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 02:50 PM
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18. Utter nonsense.
NPR no longer give much time at all to left views. I could stand a slip toward the center, but that is not what they are doing.

They are doing what most media outlets did long ago.

Their 'news' and news commentary is highly and clearly biased. But they allow their 'entertainment', such as talk shows like Diane Rehm and Tavis Smiley, and games shows like "Wait, wait..." to retain their left bent.

So just like the Dallas Morning News, there are liberal points of view but they are all pushed off into the "Living" section where they can be disregarded as entertainment.

Media all over has followed this model and they will point to their "entertainment" programming as examples of the other side, knowing full well that nobody takes any of it as seriously as the news.

NPR is over and defending them it pointless. Anyone with 2 ears and a brain can hear what they have become.
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ithacan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 02:21 PM
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9. I wish!
that would be excellent, but unfortunately it is so far from true.

The NPR guys and gals go out of their way to pander to the right. They are either true believers who toe the Bush line no matter how ridiculous, or they are afraid to express the truth.

Not as bad as Fox of course, and at times they actually do allow information that is critical of Bush to make its way onto the air. But nothing at all like a pro-Demcratic -- or even pro-democracy -- network.
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el_gato Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 02:22 PM
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10. it's propaganda alright, CIA propaganda
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yellowcanine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 02:26 PM
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11. There was one funny incident election night 1992
When Clinton was steamrollering Poppy Bush and in the background of the NPR coverage some staffers could be heard whooping it up. The pubbies were pretty steamed about that at the time but it hardly compares with the blatant cheerleading by Fox reporters of Shrub's little war.
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corporatewhore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 02:28 PM
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12. he agrees with noam chomsky then
and i think pbs is petroleum brodcasting service check it out
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Viking12 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 02:28 PM
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13. To paraphrase Harry Truman
NPR doesn't spread propoganda; They just tell the truth and Hannity thinks it's propoganda. That's what happens when you world is as distorted as Sean Insanity's.
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CO Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 02:32 PM
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15. And as Harry Truman Once Said....
...if you want to live like a Republican, vote Democratic.

:-)
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central scrutinizer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 02:32 PM
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14. He's right for once
I stopped listening to NPR during the first gulf war as their "journalists" were gushing about the surgical strikes and smart bombs and uncritically parroting the Pentagon line.

National Poodle Radio
National Pentagon Radio
News Prostitutes for Republicans
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SemperEadem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 02:43 PM
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17. and I'd call Hannity
a big punk-ass'd biatch.

Hannity suffers from a psychotic disconnect from reality. That was most evident yesterday in his exchange with John Dean.
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denverbill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 03:02 PM
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19. That moron has never listened to NPR.
Neutrality and unbiased journalism, to conservatives, is the same as prejudiced and biased journalism.

If you are neutral, then you are obviously not 'for us', so you must be 'against us'.
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CO Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 03:06 PM
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20. He's Never Listened to NPR Because He Can't Spell It
:-)
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