Thursday, July 1, 2021


Can you imagine NPR getting through just 8 hours of its broadcast day without using a single color reference or discussing the sexual bent of whoever it is they're gushing over? I thought about it today as I turned it on for the now obligatory status check and sure enough, within 5 minutes I had references to black music for black people to listen to produced by black musicians and record labels and amazingly, it was followed by bringing up the gayness of their next topic.

Do they realize that only gay and lesbians listen to their shows now and almost no non-White people listen unless they meet the first condition? I suspect not. It's not like commercial radio that has to know its audience and turn a profit.

Do their weekend shows still openly mock the President or are they reliably sticking it to President Trump? I might find out this weekend! Stay tuned.


Dan said...

NPR doesn't have to compete for advertising dollars like most broadcasters do. This meanz they don't care who they alienate....they get paid no matter what they broadcast or who they offend.

HMS Defiant said...

Yep but they reliably offend all right thinking people. Sorry, I couldn’t resist.🙂

Anonymous said...

There is a show on NPR called "Says You" that is more-or-less nonpolitical; it's a word game show. The creator died of cancer, but his successors have maintained it.
There is another called "Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me!" that is hideously biased. It was sort of amusing during the Bush years, went full Obamessiah, and Trump's been in their heads rent-free ever since his election, and even after the Theft.
"The Thistle and Shamrock" is still pretty nonpolitical, and good for Celtic music.
--Tennessee Budd

SCOTTtheBADGER said...

I gave up on Wisconsin Public Radio last year, when they cancelled Old Time Radio from 8:00 to 11:00 Saturday and Sunday nights, because of it's racism.

Anonymous said...

I usually try to catch Morning Edition and ATC at the top of the hour to hear some news lacking commercials. I generally continue to listen until a story comes up that mentions race, ethnicity or sexual orientation for no germane purpose. At that point I switch to the local Classic Rock or Classical (non-NPR) station. I sometimes drop in on the daytime scheduled programming but usually run into the same problem since most of the programs come out of D.C., Boston, and New York. They used to get a fair contribution from me each year until about 2004 when I started to cut back. The Classical station has been getting all of the contributions since 2010. PBS doesn't get a dime anymore either.