Thursday, October 21st, 2010

NPR Listeners in Tears Over Juan Williams Firing

According to people who are actually listening to NPR (okay, it's Abe Sauer), bereaved listeners are phoning in to their ombudsperson, and sobbing about the contract termination of Juan Williams.

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By which I mean termination of his contract. Not like, "contract killing."

Matt (#26)

"They like Linda Hamilton vehicles generally."

saythatscool (#101)

Thank 10 lb Christ! I thought Robert Siegal had reverted back to this thing of ours.

BadUncle (#153)

That's "Big Bobby Gaspipe" to you.

I'm dissappointed in all involved, but far from weeping or listening to NPR (it's pledge week [gag]).

Art Yucko (#1,321)

"Have we figured out a way to guilt you into coughing up $30- no, $60 yet? Well, we will, when we discuss ways of doing that over the next 30 minutes on air! Think you can hide, do you? We've got all day!"

I listen to a lot of those old compact diskettes during pledge week.

Blackcapricorn (#4,791)

I like how on the New York NPR, they will take time telling you how much money they raised so they don't have to hit you up, yet. I am just hoping for a few more Upper East Siders kick the bucket and the trusts kick in to stop the pledge drive madness.

brianvan (#149)

People who listen to NPR are hyper-emotional, prone to fits of fury, and are unoccupied during normal business hours? GET OUT! That just blows away every stereotype of a liberal wingnut that I've ever heard…

And as they stumbled into the street, blinded by tears, they were swiftly converted into lamb cutlets by Mike Huckabee fans.

BadUncle (#153)

Convenient material for NPR's "On the Media." Maybe just a little too convenient.

contradicto (#443)

God, I work for a public radio station and it is coordinated pledge drive week. This is turning into a nightmare over.

brent_cox (#40)

Francesa is also outraged. "Unfathomable," he calls it.

Bryan Keller (#3,804)

"Sorry about Juan Williams, but did you know that $10 a month or $120 a year is less than 50 cents a day?"

Tuna Surprise (#573)

Hmmm, let me think about that. Does it come with an NPR tote or umbrella?

I can't quite kick my morning NPR habit – which is really BBC from 5:30 to 6:00. But it's important for me to express how completely awful "The Takeaway" is. I need alternate radio from 6 to 6:30AM. Need recommendations.

BadUncle (#153)

Watch television, instead. I can't start my day without the soothing tones of Pat Kiernan's voice.

AmyGee (#2,788)

I listen to podcasts all day.

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