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  •  making a mistake is one thing. I love Diane (5+ / 0-)

    Rehm and despite the NPR haters around here, they're usually a very responsible organization.  She's great.

    CNN just tries to cut to the chase with as little $$ possible, and runs with it.  And I would EXPECT this sort of thing from CNN--it's in character--whereas for NPR I would accept it as a legitimate error.

    •  Kind of a double standard doncha think? n/a (1+ / 0-)
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      "crush in its birth the aristocracy of our monied corporations which dare already to challenge our government" -Thomas Jefferson

      by Phil In Denver on Thu Jun 28, 2012 at 12:47:50 PM PDT

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      •  no. why? (5+ / 0-)

        CNN is low quality and has been for years.  They put very little effort into reporting and none into investigative journalism.  Poor feeds from the pool are what I would expect from that calibre of journalism.

        NPR, on the other hand, tries to provide high quality analysis, reporting, etc.  and very often succeed.  They care about getting the reporting correct, and that's why they retain a high quality audience as well.  

        For that reason, I find their mistake much more forgivable than CNN's.

        If an A student with a stellar record accidentally forgets their homework, should that be treated the same as a slacker student who shows up to class only half the time forgetting their homework?  No.

    •  Diane Rehm ... (12+ / 0-)

      promulgates Village idiocy and Republican memes. She is also a comfortable home for all the Very Serious People (TM).

      I remember her interviewing Repub. David Dreier back in the mid-00's and chuckling along with the Reagan-standard joke about the worst words you could hear are "I'm from the government and I'm here to help you."

      Also she was incensed when the movie Contact came out, with how the movie took real quotes from politicians and used them in the movie. It showed how empty political rhetoric was, and they didn't like it one bit.

      Plus the fact that she continues to give the American Enterprise Institute an open mike, even after they've been shown to be a totally dishonest operation.

      •  yeah, I've had it up to here with people who act (1+ / 0-)
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        as if anyone who's not Maddow is a right wing shill.

        Sorry--Rehm's fantastic.  

        •  I wouldn't be surprised (1+ / 0-)
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          if Rehm was getting her story from the TeeVee set tuned to CNN.

        •  Please don't put words in my mouth (4+ / 0-)

          I gave you three specific problems I had with Rehm, none of which called her a right-wing shill. You addressed none of them. You simply restated your fanboi praise.

          What I meant was that she is a card-carrying Villager, who lets the Very Serious People (TM) on time and time again, even after they have shown to be complete mis-representers of fact.

          Has she ever banned someone from appearing on her show for intentionally lying about facts, regardless of political orientation? I seriously doubt it.

          Also, she also has very little understanding/appreciation of what goes on outside the beltway.

          And it seems the show bookers have a limited Rolodex. The same people are on time-after-time-after-time (though this is true of most news shows). You simply cannot have a decent diversity of presented opinion when the same 10-15 people are constantly rotated through. Callers add something, but anything from a caller that challenges the standard wisdom is immediately dubbed "Not Serious" and summarily ignored.

          I listened to Rehm for over 10 years on my commutes (starting in the early 90's when out NPR station started carrying the show). I now listen to podcasts (typically Fresh Air).

      •  Her show is all about giving equal time (9+ / 0-)

        to "both sides", as if there is actually equal merit to both sides of every flippin issue. To be fair, this may have more to do with her managers and the politicalization of Public Radio. Even so, I find I have no patience to listen to the idiotic back and forth bullshit of partisan bickering.


        It has always seemed strange to me...The things we admire in men, kindness and generosity, openness, honesty, understanding and feeling, are the concomitants of failure in our system. - John Steinbeck, Cannery Row

        by ovals49 on Thu Jun 28, 2012 at 02:01:33 PM PDT

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        •  I wouldn't have a problem with "both sides" if (2+ / 0-)
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          1) It were truly "both sides", and
          2) The people representing "both sides" were actually required to tell the truth, or face being banned from the show.

          But as far as Rehm and most other Villagers are concerned, "both sides" means a center-left (e.g. E.J. Dionne) and a hard right (e.g. Charles Krauthammer)

          And I can't tell you how many American Enterprise Institute lies I heard, only to hear them invited back over and over and over again.

          No accountability, at all.

        •  I agree, I don't want to listen to idiots argue. (0+ / 0-)

          I want real meat and potatos reality for what this really means. I mostly turn off the sound when a stupid blowhard goes into a BS rant instead of real facts being stated. Let the people who just want to argue "what if's" no mater what the reality go argue with their little selves. Sometimes there is some real insight into 'Well he said, she said' but when the conversation goes rant, I'm outta there going to another station, getting on the web instead or muting.

          Constitutions should consist only of general provisions; the reason is that they must necessarily be permanent, and that they cannot calculate for the possible change of things. Alexander Hamilton (1755-1804) Just A Real Nice Guy, thinking out loud.

          by arealniceguy on Thu Jun 28, 2012 at 06:30:08 PM PDT

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