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  •  She Has LOTS of Radical Right Guests (8+ / 0-)

    I don't recall a progressive appearing unchaperoned; but I don't listen often or long. I have a 2-lie limit and that keeps my NPR exposure down to minutes typically.

    We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

    by Gooserock on Mon Aug 16, 2010 at 12:20:03 PM PDT

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    •  Right you are, Gooserock (2+ / 0-)
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      grrr, Bluefin

      I fooled around on the web Sunday and found the probable explanation of the prevalence of RW speakers on Ms. Rehm's program. Ms. Rehm's program is sponsored by the Knight Foundation. Which owns a whole bunch of TV stations around the country. The Knight foundation is the successor to the Knight Ridder newspaper chain.

      Very conservative people. Several members of its board are members of the Knight family, live in South Florida, and have connections to the old-time antiCastro Cubans there. Republicans with a Big R, they are likely part of the Bush Republican group who basically run the Florida legislature.

      Frank Sesno is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.  Which is important because Peterson and David Rockefeller are both former Chairmen of the Board of CFR. Bingo! The CFR is basically a Peterson front group. That's the connection to Peterson.

      Sesno's day job is as the Chairman of the Dept. of Journalism at George Washington University. That's why when he appears on Diane Rehm's program as moderator in her absence, he runs an all Peterson all the time program about protecting Israel, bombing Iran, and sacking Social Security. He is generally regarded as a reputable journalist, but doesn't sound like one to me. More like a propogandist. So, the Knight Foundation has connections to conservative Repubicans in the South (and elsewhere, to be fair) and owns Rehm's show. And, Sesno is Peterson's man. So, Rehm doesn't have a lot to say about this, I'd bet.

      I also learned that the President and CEO of NPR used to be VP in charge of CNN productions where Sesno worked as a jouralist. That's her connection to Sesno. Journalist, huh? Yeah, and I'm the tooth fairy. NO

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