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Am I delusional to remember Diane Rehm's NPR show once offered thoughtful consideration of important issues?  That Diane's "conservative" guests didn't, or weren't allowed, to bluster, bully, yell, intimidate, and, lie?

I do remember protesting via email that Diane had been "Foxed,"  since both Diane and the show were dominated by her all too frequent right wing, not conservative, but right wing, guests from the American Enterprise Institute, Heritage Foundation, and Wall Street Journal.

As the frequency of such right wing guests increased, and their behavior became ever less civil, I just stopped listening.

Today I wondered if Diane's show might have changed post-election, and tuned to our NPR "news" station on my drive to work.

To be greeted immediately by WSJ Editor Stephen Moore loudly interrupting another guest with the discredited lie that Obama had eviscerated the work for welfare / food stamp requirement.


Where, oh where, is the journalistic integrity and strength of character necessary to call out deceit, propaganda, and outright lies?

Where is Candy Crowley?

Rehm Show, 12/5/12: "The Challenge Of Feeding America’s Hungry"

Food Stamp Fact Check:

Diane did once "call out" Grover Norquist, not over content, but for using the word "snotty" on air, as in "snotty liberals."

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