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Old 06-18-2005, 05:09 AM   #1
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Any value besides propaganda and conspiracy theories?
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Oh that reminds me, how is Air America doing?
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Old 06-18-2005, 05:26 AM   #3
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I said propaganda. Didn't distinguish between right wing and left wing and I include Air America in propaganda. I'm an equal opportunity cynic.
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Re: talk radio

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Any value besides propaganda and conspiracy theories?
i think you'd find your best talk radio on NPR (best being defined as least propaganda-ish). but as far as the commercial talk stuff goes it's just party line towers telling likeminded individuals what they want to hear to feel better about themselves. it's like that bald guy from crossfire said on leno one night, people don't want to be challenged on issues or what they believe, they just want what they already believe to be reinforced. yay u.s. media!!!
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i find NPR extremely biased. they just do it in a more intelligent way. i think talk radio is valuable as long as you have a host where anyone can call in and present their opinions. that leaves out quite a number of personalities on both sides these days.
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i got 96.9 fm talk here


1am- 5am , LA show is the best
The John & Jeff Show
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I haven't listened to PBS lately, but I like it.
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i find NPR extremely biased.


how?

i listen to NPR every day, and have for years and years and years.

i cannot hear any bias other than bias towards an audience that isn't seeking sensationalistic stories or worldview-reinforcing soundbytes.

maybe i'm missing something, but i find the most intelligent, nuanced, and informative reporting on NPR -- no place else.

it actually gives me hope that the average american isn't as simple as Madison Avenue would like to think.
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Entertainment value: My friends and family find talk radio highly amusing, because when I listen, I occasionally become quite wrapped up in the dialogue; so much so that I have been known to stand in the middle of an empty room expounding my own contrary opinion toward the Sony, and at the top of my lungs, too.

It's a good thing I can't get any kind of reception on the crappy radio in my car.
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Entertainment value: My friends and family find talk radio highly amusing, because when I listen, I occasionally become quite wrapped up in the dialogue; so much so that I have been known to stand in the middle of an empty room expounding my own contrary opinion toward the Sony, and at the top of my lungs, too.

It's a good thing I can't get any kind of reception on the crappy radio in my car.


I've been thrown out of several rooms for talking back to the radio as well as dotting my walls with thrown pens.
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Bias is perspective. And everyone has one.
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how?

i listen to NPR every day, and have for years and years and years.

i cannot hear any bias other than bias towards an audience that isn't seeking sensationalistic stories or worldview-reinforcing soundbytes.

maybe i'm missing something, but i find the most intelligent, nuanced, and informative reporting on NPR -- no place else.

it actually gives me hope that the average american isn't as simple as Madison Avenue would like to think.
Haven't you heard? If it's intelligent and truthful, it's "liberal." If it blathers on and on with the host screaming at callers who don't support the Bush Administration 100%, then it's "balanced."

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Bias is perspective. And everyone has one.
Indeed. There's no such thing as "objectivity," but I do think NPR strives hard to reach that as much as one possibly can in the media.

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At least 90% of the talk radio I have heard in the U.S. (syndicated and local) is conservative in nature (this includes shows strictly political and otherwise -- i.e., even the "2 talk show hosts doing bathroom humour" type talk shows).

I believe most of U.S. talk radio is "conservative conditioning for the masses" and it's been quite effective over the last several years.
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Haven't you heard? If it's intelligent and truthful, it's "liberal." If it blathers on and on with the host screaming at callers who don't support the Bush Administration 100%, then it's "balanced."

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