Saturday, August 27, 2005

Jonah "chickenhawk" Goldberg replaces Daniel Schorr

Jonah Goldberg, editor-at-large of National Review Online and noted Zionist, replaces Daniel Schorr on a number of NPR offerings. Schorr, who was once honored with a place on Nixon's "enemies list," is an annoying radio presence to be sure, but did know a thing or two. In contrast, Mr. Goldberg knows nothing other than whose Republican ass needs kissing.

I have it from a journalist with the New York Times that the NPR shakedown was primarily motivated by AIPAC. It seems that even the seemingly pro-Israeli content of NPR programing wasn't as rabid as AIPAC would prefer, enter Jonah Goldberg, a devoted neocon.

RIP NPR.

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Blogger Doug said...

Wow. Dan Schorr retired, I take it? Looks like the rightwing attack on NPR/CPB/PBS is yielding fruit -- or fruitcakes.

My ex-shrink is relocating to New Zealand this January, with his family in order to escape the insanity this country is swirling down the faucet towards.

Saturday, August 27, 2005 9:54:00 PM  
Blogger Demotiki said...

Yeah, I have thought of that as well. It turns out New Zealand is a very welcoming place for white Americans. My lawyer said many parents flee there with their kids to escape judgements in the US. It's just too far from anything else.

Saturday, August 27, 2005 11:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ha ha! Too rich. Goldberg is a smart read ... not that you could be bothered, apparently.

Sunday, August 28, 2005 8:17:00 AM  
Blogger Demotiki said...

"A smart read?" Are you sure he even knows how to read? If I want to know the GOP talking points I'll tune into FOX not NPR.

Sunday, August 28, 2005 9:08:00 AM  
Blogger Doug said...

Here's an example of Goldberg, who I have read, anonymous.

Here's who Dan Schorr was.

You do the math: has NPR replaced a heroic, historic, stand-up reporter with a rightwinger who is not as dim as Limbaugh/Hannity/et al, but who is, undoubtedly, a rightwinger? Schorr was a breath of fresh air in the media (I disagree with demo on this); Goldberg is more of the same rightwingism. Right after a war over the "political content" of CPB-funded outlets (i.e., NPR and PBS).

I think the answer is yes, no matter what your politics are, NPR has caved in and replaced a decent reporter (and one very critical of BushCo and their ilk) with a rightwinger who couldn't hope to match Schorr in courage or quality.

Sunday, August 28, 2005 9:20:00 AM  
Blogger Doug said...

Andrew, is that the journalist we both know? Or someone else?

Sunday, August 28, 2005 9:21:00 AM  
Blogger Doug said...

More on Golberg, this from Juan Cole, someone who knows a thing or two about Iraq, here.

Sunday, August 28, 2005 9:27:00 AM  
Blogger Doug said...

Oops: "Goldberg."

Sunday, August 28, 2005 9:27:00 AM  
Blogger Doug said...

Btw, my ex-shrink is not a white American.

Sunday, August 28, 2005 9:36:00 AM  
Blogger Demotiki said...

Golberg accuses Cindy Sheehan of courting the American Nazi party. Now that's a quality "journalist!"

Cindy a Nazi?

Sunday, August 28, 2005 6:15:00 PM  
Blogger Doug said...

Question: How does Goldberg know what's on these Nazi sites?

Question: How does the fact that some wackos support Sheehan for their own purposes reflect on what Sheehan is actually saying?

Question: Why bother to mention this at all, except to insinuate guilt by association, and play that Nazi card the GOP accused Gore, moveon.org, et al of doing in 2004?

This guy isn't fit to shine Schorr's shoes, and NPR will be getting a nice letter from me.

Sunday, August 28, 2005 11:01:00 PM  
Blogger Doug said...

Letter sent. Will post any non-automatic reply here. Doubt I'll get any.

Monday, August 29, 2005 2:43:00 AM  

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