B757300 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 4114 posts, RR: 22
Reply 3, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1160 times:
Well first of all NPR isn't neutral. They have a well known liberal bias that their hosts openly espouse.
What is the best (R) radio show?
Rush Limbaugh has the widest coverage of any talk show, followed probably by Sean Hannity. Rush starts at 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time and Hannity is on at 3:00 P.M. Eastern. Another good show is Michael Reagan (son of President Reagan) but he doesn't have near the coverage.
What's is the best (D) radio show?
Well, talk radio is mostly the domain of conservative commentators but there are some liberals out there if you can find them. Not counting NPR, Air America is one but they're only carried on a few stations. Alan Comles has a national show but I'm not sure when it is on. He used to follow Rush years ago but our only local talk radio station dropped him 7 or 8 years ago Too bad, he was actually fun to listen too even though I didn't agree with him.
Dan-air From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 614 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1118 times:
Just so you know, NPR is about as 'neutral' as Michael Moore and Anne Coulter
Really? Which personalities on NPR employ the same level of partisan rhetoric that Limbaugh or Hannity spew on a daily basis? What specifically have your heard on NPR that would demonstrate a "liberal bias"?
Mdsh00 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4132 posts, RR: 8
Reply 10, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1113 times:
The only thing that I can fault NPR news for is that it is definately geared towards the academic/intelligenisa elite. Which I can put some people off.
That's very true about NPR. It's highly geared toward the more educated groups. I like their more broad coverage of world events rather than the narrowminded "focus on the US" approach by many other networks. Of course the lack of commentators who spew righteous crap like O'Reilly keeps away the conservatives who then turn around and label it a "liberal" station.
God forbid that stations like NPR and PBS actually try to inform the public about other things that go on around the world.
"Look Lois, the two symbols of the Republican Party: an elephant, and a big fat white guy who is threatened by change."
NonRevKing From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1113 times:
One way to tell if a media is good or not is by how many right wingers point a finger and say "liberal". It makes them uncomfortable if a station or newspaper doesn't tell them exactly what to think and say over and over - it gives both sides of an issue and encourages you to make your own decision.
Judging by this post alone, I'd say NPR is AOK.
Besides with ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, MSNBC and so on, in our pocket...Who needs little ole NPR?
Bofredrik From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1082 times:
Thanks for all your comments! It was nice of you.
In Sweden do we not have any "political" talk shows at all.
We have public broadcasting + private radio that only plays
music and send advertising.
Sveriges Radio (Swedish Radio) is the public service radio broadcaster in Sweden. The Swedish public service media sector consists of three separate and independent companies, Sveriges Radio (SR), Sveriges Television (SVT) and Utbildningsradion (UR, the Educational Broadcasting Company).
All three companies are owned by a foundation and entirely funded by license fees. Advertising is not permitted.
With internet can you be as informed as a citizen in another country with all links to radio stations. That is nice!
Jcs17 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 8065 posts, RR: 38
Reply 16, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1082 times:
First of all, NPR should not exist. Not only because its a worthless government entity, but because the government should not be funding partisian radio shows. That being said, NPR is absolute garbage. I'd rather listen to nails on a chalkboard than listen to some of the most boring, leftist hosts in the world. Saying that NPR is 'neutral' is like saying that Sean Hannity is a left-winger. I like Michael Medved, Sean Hannity, The Savage Nation, Neil Boortz, and I really don't think Rush Limbaugh is all that great, but he does present his opinions well.
Q330 From Australia, joined Dec 2003, 1460 posts, RR: 21
Reply 18, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1074 times:
Hardly the case, I would love to know how much of their audience is hopped up on pot at any given time.
You really have no grounds for saying that at all. It's a bit sad if you think that every NPR listener is like that.
Sure NPR may be biased, but then so is every other news source. I'd venture to say that it's less biased than most others. The distinction should also be made between the actual news on NPR and the other "editorial" stuff where most of the "bias" is.
Superfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 40115 posts, RR: 74
Reply 23, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1045 times:
NPR is a great news station. That's the only radio station I listen to in my car. They present facts and cover events in great detail.
There is no liberal bias of spin put on anything. It's just news.
They have had liberal and conservative guest on there shows.
PJ295 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 166 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1029 times:
I love NPR they cover many small stories that others will not broadcast. I am always learning something new on my commute to and from work. I would rather expand my knowlege each day while stuck in traffic than listen to some mindless unoriginal on air dj self gloss (all of the Stern wannabe's), a political windbag going on and on and on about the same issues ad nasuem (either republican bias or democratic bias), or top 40 radio (where the same crappy songs are repeated over and over again)
I am neither a republican or a democrat.....I have voted both ways many times in the past for whomever I thought to be the better candidate. I do find npr does lean a little to the left. However I do not find that to be nearly as bad or offensive as political talk radio ( both right and left) where it is dogma radio. I always like to learn about something new.....I do not like to turn my brain off....so NPR is my choice.