Sunday, January 06, 2013

NPR, and lying by ommission. 

This afternoon, at about 12:20 PM, I caught a bit of the Bob Edwards show on NPR.

The topic was Lisa Jackson, and her imminent departure from the EPA.

To hear Edwards and his interlocutor, Doyle McManus tell the story, Jackson is leaving because she's just completely burned out.  No talk at all of her use of fake email addresses to avoid oversight.  No suggestion that she's resigning ahead of a scandal.  No, it's the stonewalling Republicans who want to poison the air, water, and food supply they also use.

This is how NPR lies: by omission.

Of course, if you're a low-information voter, or exclusively an NPR listener - but I repeat myself, you'd never know, would you?

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