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Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Bullshit squawking

I drove from New York to DC late last night because I have some work to do down here the next couple of days. On the way I was listening to NPR out of Philadelphia (no moderately-less-annoying Air America station in range, I'm afraid). The program was Justice Talking, a story on immigration. Margot Adler was interviewing Stacey O’Connell, state director of the Arizona chapter of the Minutemen (PDF).

MARGOT ADLER: In a piece of literature from your organization, you say to people who’ve come to your website “You are reading this because you believe that you can actively participate in one of the most important socially responsible and peaceful movements for justice since the civil rights movement of the 1960s.” That’s pretty intense language.

That's pretty intense language. Not, "that's so unbelievably offensive I don't even know where to start, how DARE you call sitting in a lawn chair playing vigilante a movement for justice? How dare you compare yourself to the civil rights movement? You fucking freak."

That's pretty intense journalism. Dude. In the pretty intense tradition of public broadcasting.


  • At 11:56 AM, Blogger Solomon Grundy said…

    I'm a reporter, Jon, and my job is to spend half the time repeating what one side says, and half the time repeating the other. Little thing called 'objectivity' -- might wanna look it up some day.



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