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NPR Pledge Week Ads Feel Needy, Says Supporter (comic)


This time of year, twice a year, I get really annoyed with my local public radio station. They start begging me for money. I can’t blame them, they run commercial-free, but still, I just want to get back to my regularly scheduled news and information.

So I wondered, just how much time are they dedicating to the pledge drive, compared to what it would be if I just listened to commercial radio instead. I’ve tried the other guys, and it’s painful. A lot of that is because they mix paid placement in with the news, and I feel like they’re trying to trick me.

And idiots will be tricked. That’s what they’re banking on. Wouldn’t it be better to just get your news from an independent provider?

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Welcome to the Hotel Post-Bush Tax Cuts


Discount hotel chains nationwide plan to leave the light on for a new breed of budget-conscious traveler—America’s most wealthy citizens.

After Dr. Hamilton Lempert, a Cincinnati emergency room doctor, conveyed to NPR that expiration of the Bush tax cuts at the end of this year would result in a $20,000 personal tax hit and cause him “ … to decide what to do for vacation …”, economy hotels immediately blitzed advertising campaigns targeting the nouveau deprived.

For those for whom “A Little Rain Must Fall”, Super 88 plans installation of rainfall shower heads in all hotels located off the Interstate highways. Read the full story

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Senator Jim DeMint, Calls to De-Fund PBS/NPR; Crazy or Just a Liar?


Jim DeMint, Crazy of Just Plain Full of Shizz?

Recent addition to the Fair & Balanced FOX club, Wall Street Journal, has published an editorial by one of the most fair, most balanced senators in the history of America. Sure, Senator Jim DeMint (R-South Carolina) has publicly said that he doesn’t think openly gay teachers should be allowed to teach in public schools, but there’s no mention of that on the Wall Street Journal, so let’s pretend it doesn’t apply. Read the full story

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NPR to Use FOX Tactics to Survive In Modern US Media Climate


The recent Juan Williams firing scandal has led National Public Radio to realize that they need to develop more FOX News type media tactics if they are to survive. A radical top to bottom make-over has been ordered for the normally passive, low key, informational and culturally oriented nationwide station to bring them into a more aggressive and combative mode. It must be similar to the transformation Sarah Palin went through when she went from being the Governor of America’s least populated state to being the Cinderella of the U.S. Tea Party. Read the full story

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Fox: It’s OK for Beck to Say “Soros Helped Kill Other Jews”; MSNBC Agrees


But An Unforgivable, Atrocious Cardinal Sin For NPR To Fire Williams For Saying That He Was Afraid Of Muslims On Planes.

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Insider: Kato Kaelin to Join NPR for “Balance”


An unusually combative Janet Bryce-Flaverhaven spoke to reporters this week as she unveiled the long awaited 2011 NPR schedule.

The venerable broadcasting behemoth, much loved by hundreds of listeners, has been a topic of much recent scrutiny. The reflexive firing of an African-American that somehow didn’t involve Agriculture Secretary Vilsack has prompted some to consider all things NPR. Read the full story

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Juan Williams vs Byron Williams – A Real Snapshot of Media Bias


Lets call this the case of two Williams.

It is a case study in the state of the journalism system in this country. Everyone has heard of the case of Juan Williams getting fired by NPR over some lukewarm comments he made about being nervous seeing traditional Muslims boarding the same airplane he was using. FOX News made sure the whole world knew about it. An interesting side to this is that there is a much more vivid story about another Williams that didn’t get near as much media play, but yet was more dramatic. Read the full story

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Pundit Recycling Program Deemed Success


Posted by your South America correspondents, Maria and Consuela Lopez. We heard somebody named Juan Williams got fired from NPR and wanted to get the real story. Because the excuse that was given, well? Gringos are a little off in the cabeza, but that just didn’t make sense. He said that seeing a bunch of Muslims in traditional outfits on a plane makes him nervous, and he gets fired? Read the full story

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A New Recipe to Try Out at Home – Compost Soup


A Portland Oregon group shared a recipe for compost soup on National Public Radio. Although thoroughly organic, it was however not your normal culinary delight,. You could call it ‘getting back to the earth’ in a big way, although dying could also be looked upon as a way of getting ‘back to the earth’ as well. Read the full story

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NPR switches to All Pledge Drive Format


Following a highly successful, some might even say “profitable”, pledge drive week, National Public Radio has committed to an “all pledge drive” format to rival their for-profit counterparts. The amount of money the earned during the week was apparently “half our operating budget for the year,” according to greedy public media monger Marius Dejevskismidt. “We make so much money during pledge drives, and we don’t take up any more time than traditional radio does with ads, so we’re just going to stick with it.”

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