Wednesday, July 15, 2009

I can't even listen to NPR anymore

In yet another instance of stupidity and bias, NPR pissed me off again (daily occurrence!) this morning.

At 8:30am (Eastern), some guy (can't remember the reporter's name) reported on the Sotomayor hearing yesterday, and he comes right out swinging the idiot-bat:
"So far, she's remained unflappable."

He could've said, "she's remained composed in the face of fucking ridiculous questions about nun-chucks and the like." But no -- he says she's remained unflappable, as if that's some kind of surprise. I guess we should all be surprised when a 'Rican doesn't pull a knife or start shouting obscenities in Spanish. You know how hot-blooded and volatile all we hispanics are.

Then he goes on to say, in his "she's doing well so far!" piece, that she "sounded like a Bush nominee" when she said that judges should be "strict interpreters of the Constitution."

Since when does a judge who declares this to be his/her philosophy automatically sound like a Bush nominee instead of just a judge who's doing his/her job? I guess since the Rovian machine started using that bullshit phrase along with the equally bullshit "activist judges."

Isn't every judge an interpreter of the Constitution, "strict" or otherwise? I mean, either you use the Constitution as your basis or you don't. And if you don't, you don't gain the kind of sterling record that Sotomayor has. And we all know that unless you're a "strict interpreter," you're pretty much an activist judge, and you're going to force women to have abortions while burning a flag and writing a check out to Osama bin Laden (remember him?). Oh, and you hate freedom and America.

I had to change the station at that point.

You know, in a small town like State College, there isn't really much variety on the radio. We have classic rock, oldies, that hip-hop/dance/top-40 crap, and that's about it. I try to remember the old days when NPR was actually a good news source, and I tune to 91.5 FM, and every freakin' day they disappoint.

I'll conclude by encouraging you to check out NPR Check (see my sidebar for the link). There's always an open thread, so you too can talk about the latest stupidity you've heard on NPR. I mentioned the topic of this post in a comment on the latest thread, but I was so angry that I had to post about it.


Dr. Monkey said...

The only things I listen to anymore on my NPR station are Democracy Now!, Car Talk, and Wait Wait Don't Tell Me.

Jess Wundrun said...

In Steve's defense, the last couple of nominees were crybabies (along with their wives) who drove the wahmbulance to Capitol Hill crying 'bout those meanie democrats.

Remember Alito's wife? te he. And christ, isn't Clarence Thomas' book just a long diatribe about being picked on?

Innskeep's just not caught up to the fact that grown ups are in charge. And that our side doesn't have a victim complex like those other guys.

vikkitikkitavi said...

Did you hear Senator Coburn say that Sotomayor would "have some 'splainin' to do"? Dude, WTF?

FranIAm said...

.... i have no words.

It is all madness.

Sue J said...

These days, I listen to sports radio on my drive home. I'd rather be disappointed in the Orioles lack of pitching than in NPR's lack of reporting.

Karen Zipdrive said...

I've been watching the hearings and Judge S has come out looking like a legal scholar and the GOP Gomers have come off like a bunch of chattering parrots:
Squawk! Wise Latina woman!
Squawk! Wise Latina woman!
Squawk! Wise Latina woman!
Squawk! Wise Latina woman!
Squawk! Wise Latina woman!
Squawk! Wise Latina woman!
Squawk! Wise Latina woman!
Squawk! Wise Latina woman!

Margaret Benbow said...

The NPR commentator who said Sotomayor "sounded like a Bush nominee" because she said she would defend and strictly interpret the Constitution...WTF! Bush's people at all levels were using the Constitution for buttwipe for eight years. In terms of ethics and TRUE patriotism, Sotomayor has wings and descended from heaven on a flowery pink cloud by comparison.

Randal Graves said...

You know, you sound hot-blooded and volatile.

Distributorcap said...

hence i NEVER listen to NPR - somehow bush managed to stack that place too

Anonymous said...

If Latina Women are so WISE, why are they always chasing and marrying Gringo Guys?

dguzman said...

Dr. Monkey--great shows! Plus This American Life.


Vik--yeah, I saw that video. What the hell? Then he laughed at his oh-so-cleverness. Ugh.


Sue--I've been doing the same thing lately. ESPN Radio isn't as good as the Ticket in Dallas, but it'll do.

Zipdrive--hee hee!

Margaret--WELCOME! And you're so right. The wingnuts' hypocrisy knows no bounds.

Randal--that's me!

DCap--NPR sold out for funding, I think.

Anon--"always" is a pretty big statement, buddy. And most of the hispanic women I know are married to hispanic guys. So are some of the white chicks.

vikkitikkitavi said...

@Anon: anyone who knows anything about Latinos knows they never use the word "gringo."

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