Tuesday, August 31, 2004

NPR's Convention Coverage

If you want a good laugh, check out NPR's "Morning Edition" coverage of the Republican National Convention. So far this morning they've had a bunch of protesters who would not give their names (cowards!), pointed out several Republicans who were once movie stars, and interviewed a puppet to find out why Republicans by and large are eschewing the more offensive Broadway shows in favor of family-friendly classics like "The Lion King" and "Fiddler On The Roof". God forbid they should actually ask a real Republican why they might not want to see an "edgy" show full of puppet nudity. It appears that it never occurred to these people that some of us go to shows to be entertained, not to help us deal with social issues.

If NPR wants to look even more ridiculous in their convention coverage, they ought to have their reporters strip down to their skivvies and report on people's reactions.