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Re: NPR: liberal bias or just realistic, thorough and informed
« Reply #50 on: August 17, 2006, 12:06:15 PM »
Oh, I think this is silly, especially the part when you extend your condemnation to all of Chicago and NPR listeners.  It's not as if they're in someone's place of worship or something -- it's a game show!

It is a game show and one that, for the most part, only the most serious and committed NPR listeners attend. Notice I didn't say more than that it makes both Chicagoans and dedicated NPR listeners look bad, not that it is necessarily true of all (or even most) of them.


Well, "city of Chicago" and "dedicated NPR listen[er]s in general" seem to paint pretty broad strokes.  And what, exactly, do you dislike about the audience's behavior?
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« Reply #51 on: August 18, 2006, 12:39:07 AM »
what, exactly, do you dislike about the audience's behavior?

The cackling, the smug and blatantly supercilious way they respond to the hostís political views, the booing, the refusal to laugh when they disagree with a political point of view, the slight laugh that makes their disapproval of a particular idea known, the chatter amongst themselves when someone says something they strongly disagree with, and their habit of being impolite to callers and guests who say something they view as controversial bother me.

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« Reply #52 on: August 18, 2006, 01:55:17 AM »
what, exactly, do you dislike about the audience's behavior?

The cackling, the smug and blatantly supercilious way they respond to the hostís political views, the booing, the refusal to laugh when they disagree with a political point of view, the slight laugh that makes their disapproval of a particular idea known, the chatter amongst themselves when someone says something they strongly disagree with, and their habit of being impolite to callers and guests who say something they view as controversial bother me.


I think this sounds more like the behavior of the panel than of the audience, bb!  I just hear a lot of cheering and applause.
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Re: NPR: liberal bias or just realistic, thorough and informed
« Reply #53 on: August 18, 2006, 03:01:06 PM »
I just hear a lot of cheering and applause.

Oh you poor, poor idealist.

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Re: NPR: liberal bias or just realistic, thorough and informed
« Reply #54 on: August 18, 2006, 06:06:08 PM »
I just hear a lot of cheering and applause.

Oh you poor, poor idealist.

I'd rather be an idealist than an ideologue, eh.
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« Reply #55 on: August 18, 2006, 10:52:53 PM »
I'd rather be an idealist than an ideologue, eh.

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« Reply #56 on: August 19, 2006, 02:05:43 PM »
BB, having just listened to Wait, Wait..., I can honestly say that I have no idea what on this green earth you are talking about.
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« Reply #57 on: August 19, 2006, 04:38:23 PM »
BB, having just listened to Wait, Wait..., I can honestly say that I have no idea what on this green earth you are talking about.

I heard it today as well, and there was only one thing that I noticed, the change in laughter when some democrat (I've forgotten who) was mentioned. Other than that they were pretty well behaved today.

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« Reply #58 on: August 19, 2006, 06:35:12 PM »
BB, having just listened to Wait, Wait..., I can honestly say that I have no idea what on this green earth you are talking about.

I heard it today as well, and there was only one thing that I noticed, the change in laughter when some democrat (I've forgotten who) was mentioned. Other than that they were pretty well behaved today.

I'm glad that it sounds as if we were listening to the same program, though I don't remember the Conspiratorial Democratic Laughter Incident.
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