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hello againi didn't actually hear the show - i rea...

2005-03-30T14:08:00.000-06:00

hello again

i didn't actually hear the show - i read about it on her site - when i say NPR betrayed her i meant they sidestepped the cause of her disability: military toxic waste - she seems to have very much wanted this to be known, but NPR chose not to articulate it as such

i don't think it farfetched of her to assume a tacit censorship at work here. many news organizations are reluctant to criticize the military in any serious way. since the first Gulf War i haven't thought very highly of NPR precisely because they portray themselves as objective in-depth reporters but do in fact toe the line the same way other big news outlets do

all of which is not to say they don't sometimes make for good listening - on road trips they're often the only thing on the dial with any style &/or substance - but i tend to take alot of their reporting with a grain of salt.



Betrayed in which way? The frequent mention and de...

2005-03-25T20:01:00.000-06:00

Betrayed in which way? The frequent mention and description of her impairments? Or bringing in someone else to talk about her not just as an artist but as a disabled person? I noticed both and have mixed feelings about both. I appreciated what she said when she spoke for herself, though. And her art does that too.

And thanks for the link, Jam. When I finally add a more general blogroll to my sidebar I plan to include you, as well.



what an extraordinary woman. thank you for those l...

2005-03-23T08:06:00.000-06:00

what an extraordinary woman. thank you for those links.

it was sad (tho not surprising) to see that NPR betrayed her. they have pulled similar crap in the past. i don't think people realize that there's often more NATIONAL at work than anything PUBLIC at NPR.

so you know i'd like to link to these as well. i mention it b/c my site links using little thumbnails with only a smidge of text, so there's usually no "via" or attribution.

but i have linked to you on my main page of links, which i hope brings some wanderers your way. in any case, thank you for the work & passion you put into this blog - it is appreciated.