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Ever listen to NPR?


I used to listen to their news in the 1990's occasionally.

Listened to them recently and noticed that they talk to their audience like they're a bunch of morons. Maybe they did the same in the 90s but I don't remember them doing so at the time.

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I hardly ever listen to radio anymore, but I used to listen to NPR. It was a great station.

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I use their app to listen to the reports that interest me. I used to listen to NPR in my car but lately it seems they are always going on and on about something boring (for me), like bluegrass music festivals or slam poetry. They do have their own style of talking that comes off as condescending, very slow with weird cadences.

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Yes I do. Unfortunately all the the NPR radio stations in my area are having pledge drives. I'd much rather listen to these stations than fake news stations like FOX.

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NPR and the rest of the MSM are the dispensers of fake news.

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I hope your tinfoil hat fits well.

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Calling one station a fake news station makes you a looney, but saying the same about another station does not? Hypocrite.

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I don't recall Calling one station a fake news station makes you a looney, but saying the same about another station does not. That's just you being bitter that the world isn't the way you like it.

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No, that's just you responding to MovieMan instead of slimone who first made the comment about Fox being a fake news station. But go ahead and prove me wrong, just ask her about her tinfoil hat.

Sweetie, you have a history of getting all worked up about posters you perceive to be Trump supporters. I'm not the bitter one here.

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I don't follow what you are trying to say. Why people say Faux News is genuine while other sources are not is completely bizarre to me. It's Willful Ignorance. And if people think other media are not genuine, it's because Faux pushed it that way. All those Faux guys end getting pushed out. O'Reilly, Ailes, I don't who else, but they are playing the yokels for all the nickels they can siphon from their pockets. It's disgraceful.

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It's obvious what I'm saying. Slimone calls Fox a fake news station and you say nothing. MovieMan calls NPR a fake news station and you accuse him of being a looney. You're a hypocrite.

"And if people think other media are not genuine, it's because Faux pushed it that way"

Thanks for confirming what I said. You're a hypocrite.

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So, what news station do you listen to or watch?

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Fox News of course! The only network which tells the truth. The rest of the MSM are a pack of liars.

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Many years ago I cared about politics and all of that stuff...no longer as it's ALL BS
For some time now I
have listened to Ozzy's Boneyard, Hair Nation and Howard Stern on the commute to and from work...much cooler state of mind, satellite radio is a blessing
No hate, no arguing over nonsense, It's mostly raunchy jokes and Heavy Metal

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NPR used (?) to have great (non-political) shows. That's mostly what I listened to it for.

I used to have to drive a lot for one of my jobs, which meant sitting in traffic a lot as well as just drive time. I was sooo thankful they had on a radio play version of Douglas Adam's hilarious Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy one day when I was stuck on the freeway! It took 3 hours to drive a 1-hour drive 😬

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I only seemed to find political content on that station, I gave up on most of it years ago

Hitchhikers was pretty good, I enjoyed the absurdity
Quite a lot like life😀

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It was a great show! Hilarious. Back when I was listening to NPR, they had a lot of things like that on it. If it'd only been political, I wouldn't have bothered.

I loved the absurdity of it too 😊

Douglas Adams was one of the few authors who could make me laugh out loud while I was reading.

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My NPR stations used to play music during the day. Apparently demographics say people want to hear talk radio. I'm dismayed by it, but I have to admit I tune in a lot during the day. It's not all politics, but it is all talk.
I do think it's necessary we have an informed public, and these days we seem to have competing ideas of what is information. The Emperor Has No Clothes ! Who cares? So what if we are getting fleeced by our Leaders? At least I can watch the X Files on TV.

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NPR recently changed it's song.

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What's the new tune?
I'll look it up

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it goes booo ger boooger booger brain.

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Oh why you!!!
Poop😡

LOL😆that was awesome you loon!

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Morning Edition has changed the music, which I am happy for. They use the same bumper music for years ... and years. Probably they will slowly change the other shows to. I have a cassette with some old features I was able to capture (having to do with the old Detroit Tiger Stadium and the Detroit/Windsor radio station CKLW), and I swear they are still using the same music.

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Eddie Trunk is also great.

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Shog, I made the switch away from political news about 8 years ago to music or pod cast about movies. It was one of the best decisions I’ve made for all the reasons you have cited.

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I've known a couple people who pointedly ignore current events and I thought they were abdicating their responsibility to be informed citizens. But I imagine it might bring a little peace between the ol' earlobes.

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I pay zero attention to any of it these days

I recall a good buddy I love to hunt and fish with proclaiming that Obama was a secret communist and was going to seize our guns...I work with a dude that swears Trump is the 'end of days' type of leader and the end is nigh

It's all bullshit, all of it
Go to work, tend your property and support the family
Anything else is bullshit and I refuse to participate

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Shoug, so glad to see someone else here likes to hunt and fish. :)

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We are few and not much appreciated by the gang but it's legal, Deer and Trout are tasty and then there's the thrill of the hunt

Prepare to be called a Bambi killer Mojo:/

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Well there are countless reasons why hunting for food is more humane than using the grocery store. Although I do deer hunt, my favorite is duck hunting and in Louisiana there is no shortage of water.

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I would also like to add that deer meat is quite lean.

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I have had little luck with Ducks but maybe this fall I will score...time will tell

I have a new Remington 12 I'd like to take for a walk

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870 or 1100?

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Remington Express 870

Walnut buttstock and fore grip, 5 round tube mag and pump action

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A classic. 👍

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Solid beaut!
This fall I'm taking her to the dance;)

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Snepts, I understand your point of view and respect it but like an alcoholic who goes overboard, some times a political junkie needs to quit cold turkey for the most part. I still love history and keep up with what’s going on in the world but I’ll be damned if i will live and breathe what’s reported on mainstream news sources and talk radio any longer.

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As long as you aren't inhaling the faux media, I'm fine with that. I just don't want US to be a bunch of zombies who don't care who's in charge. And I think it's getting that way.

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Snepts, I’m with you on that point but it’s just so easy to become jaded in this political climate. I don’t know the solution on how to keep people involved but It’s nice having a civil discussion with you. Thank you.

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I was a news hound 5 years ago, I would read 2-3 newspapers a day, subscribed to The Economist, The Atlantic, Time Out NY and several other weekly news mags...the state of the world began to dismay me
It really affected my mood!

I shut it all down cold turkey (why do I need to know about the President of Pango Pango and what can I really do about the ongoing famine in UrkaDurkaStan..?)
I stopped paying attention to ALL of it

I have only enough energy to provide for my children, please my wife and pay the mortgage...fingers crossed for everyone else but I don't need to know

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"I was a news hound 5 years ago, I would read 2-3 newspapers a day, subscribed to The Economist, The Atlantic, Time Out NY and several other weekly news mags"

😳 That sounds awful. Did you watch the news too? I'm guessing you did if you did all that reading.

I did the same thing, shut it all down for the same reasons. We humans aren't equipped psychologically/emotionally to deal with worldwide horror and angst we can't do anything about. We are equipped to deal with it on a family/neighbourhood/town level.

I have a friend who's a news junkie. She's always angry, frightened, or upset about something she hears about. Right or left, all news plays on that and ramps it up.

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Oh I was all about it but it all became too much:/

I work with a couple of people much like your friend and while I generally like them I hate when they shimmy over my way because I can hear it coming...Trump this, Climate Change that, Terrorism stuff...
I really want to tell them to buzz off but I like them and I'm sadly too polite

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It's easier when it's a friend. She knows how I feel about it all, and being the good friend she is, dials it way back. Over the years she's learned to almost never mention any of it to me :)

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That's a good friend!
She knows when to mod her political noise...

Most of my gang were Hillary supporters and I wont mention the orange fellow I voted for but you can imagine the very heated arguments that came out of this...My brother in law still hates me but I don't care

Sex, religion and politics...I avoid these topics like the measles!

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Yep, she's a great friend 💕

Unfortunately I can imagine that all too well. Family members and friends hating one another over political differences of opinion shows just how bad things have gotten. Yours is one of many similar stories I've heard. Getting so invested in all that [email protected] makes people lose their humanity.

I had another friend who was similar to the first, except she and I shared a lot of opinions. But she kept on and on, and accusing me of being a sell-out and whatever when I didn't fully agree. I didn't care some of her opinions disagreed with mine, but she couldn't bear it that some of mine disagreed with hers. I couldn't take it anymore and finally slowly disengaged as a result.

It's funny how that old saw about never discussing sex, religion, and politics turned out to be true!

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That old saw is correct...follow the rules and no drama ensues

No sex, no religion, no politics

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“We humans aren't equipped psychologically/emotionally to deal with worldwide horror and angst we can't do anything about.”

Cat, I agree with your statement 100% 👍

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I failed to give her the thumbs up on this but she is quite correct...a beautiful planet but a crummy world...almost entirely our doing

I quit

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Thanks, MrMojo. We as a species have gotten way out of our depth with technology. First newspapers, then radio, newsreels, then TV, then 24/7 news stations. It's too much.

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This used to be referred to as, "Carrying the world upon one's shoulders."

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In the 2000’s I had a desk job where I listened to talk radio the entire work day. To get somewhat balanced commentary I listened to Ed Schultz, Rush Limbaugh, Al Sharpton, Sean Hannity and NPR all within one workday. I must say at that time NPR had the most professional programming.

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sometimes I will catch the news out of Buffalo WBFO 88.7 FM

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I used to a long time ago, but not anymore, because they're now a bunch of Libtards who dispense fake news.

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Thanks for the update from the gutter.

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I listen to NPR because I like talk radio in the car. But the other day they had some environmental expert on telling us to buy plastic bags and not cotton totes because cotton is environmentally worse to produce. That just screamed plastics industry plug to me and it hasn’t sat well since.
I wish Democracy Now was on the radio.

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