"The fox knows many things, but the hedgehog knows one big thing."


Glenn Reynolds:

Barack Obama:
"Impossible to transcend."

Albert A. Gore, Jr.:
"An incontinent brute."

Rev. Jeremiah Wright:
"God damn the Gentleman Farmer."

Friends of GF's Sons:
"Is that really your dad?"

Kickball Girl:
"Keeping 'em alive until 7:45."

Hired Hand:
"I think . . . we forgot the pheasant."

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Friday, December 11, 2009

National Public Radio

I know, I know, but just calm down for a minute. The New York Times, MSNBC, CNN, the old networks, I know they're hopeless. In fact, they're worse than hopeless, because sometimes they tell us 2+2 equals 5, sometimes it equals 3, and sometimes it equals both at the same time. But there are glints of dissent. Jon Stewart, for example. Or, incredibly, NPR. This is long, but that's part of the point. It's NPR:


Comments on "National Public Radio"


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:35 AM) : 

The problem the issue of "liberal" and "conservative" labels is that labels are constructs for simple minds. They stigmatize the complex to eliminate critical thought. If one listens to "NPR" or "public radio" they hear what they want to hear. When I listen, I hear very humorous programs, e.g., Car Talk, Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me, Whaddya Know, Prairie Home Companion. I also hear Science Friday, a lot of local news, great music of all kinds from classical and jazz to avant-garde and good interviews with the performer. I hear programs on pet care, faith and ethics, old time radio shows, historic jazz and folk music, in-depth discussion with authors about their books, and so much more. It doesn't even occur to me to think about these programs as "liberal" or "conservative." Politics and political parties are distractions to the fact that man wants power and to rule others. It doesn't matter whether it is in government or religion or other inventions of man. Hear what you want to hear and draw your conclusions, logical and rationale or not. Truth is relative to the mental condition with which one approaches it.


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