Saturday, June 27, 2009

Another on an Ever-Growing List of Reasons Why I No Longer Give Money to NPR

But props to On The Media -- the only NPR show I listen to regularly anymore -- for at least taking a whack.

Here (after a 30-second promotional intro) is Bob Garfield interviewing NPR Ombudsman Alicia Shepard about her explanation of why NPR won't call waterboarding and other "enhanced interrogation techniques" for what they are: torture.

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[Added] The embedded audio thing above may take a few seconds to appear. Sorry -- don't know why.

Bleh. "Let the audience decide." Sounds like "We Report You Decide" and "teach the controversy" to me. Weenie weenie weasels. And the false equivalence to the random wingnuts who call in to demand that NPR call doctors who perform abortions (legally, if it needs saying) "terrorists?" Give me a break.

Never has the backronym (altronym?) Nice Polite Republicans ever seemed more relevant. And this is the Ombudsman, for Pete's sake.

The whole show is available for streaming or download here.

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