Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Super-woke NPR

Matt Taibbi: "NPR's Brilliant Self-Own."
NPR has not run a piece critical of Democrats since Christ was a boy. Moreover, much like the New York Times editorial page (but somehow worse), the public news leader’s monomaniacal focus on “race and sexuality issues” has become an industry in-joke. For at least a year especially, listening to NPR has been like being pinned in wrestling beyond the three-count. Everything is about race or gender, and you can’t make it stop.

Conservatives have always hated NPR, but in the last year I hear more and more politically progressive people, in the media, talking about the station as a kind of mass torture experiment, one that makes the most patient and sensible people want to drive off the road in anguish.
This article was a hoot but the real gold is in the comments.  Dozens of people who say they once listened to NPR now say they simply can't stand the relentless woke-ness.  This was my favorite:
When NPR is on I play a game: see how long it can go before it mentions race, gender, and oppression thereof. I've clocked them at about 15 seconds.
When I left work today, I played the NPR Game.  The first story to come up was about problems in foster care and - bang! - any problems in foster care are worse for blacks and people of color.  Right there in the introduction.


Anonymous said...

Variant of the NPR game:
* Count how many references to the 1/6/2021 Capitol Hill riot/protest/demonstration use the word 'insurrection' to describe a crowd that had no firearms and was at the wrong venue if they were actually intent on an insurrection.
* Bonus point for catching the word 'deadly' describing the riot/protest demonstration.
* Extra bonus point if the news readers fails to note that the only violent death at the r/p/d was inflicted by a Capitol cop shooting an unarmed woman who wasn't even close to him.
Continue game play until it becomes deadly boring by virtue of repetition and predictability.

Eric said...

Oh, they have their narrative.

But if you disagree, surely it would be best to allow the Republicans to choose their own representatives to a special committee since the truth will out.

But, no, we can't allow that much freedom.

Anonymous said...

NPR can't even get woke right.