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My War with NPR
I have complained before about NPR censoring most every post I was making on their website. Well seems it was a problem that was not limited to me, but pretty widespread.
NPR has gotten the message and changed it’s entire process of accepting comments. Now Disqus, ” a global comment system that improves discussion on websites and connects conversations across the web” has taken over. They, unlike NPR have yet to censor any comment I’ve made. For example today I posted this comment on the economy and my grass roots idea of a National Hiring Day.
‘The economy is sluggish at best. The government is at stalemate, and people that are out of work can’t buy more. So who is left? The recovery depends on corporations starting to hire. I think the best solution for the economy and getting new jobs will have to be one that is NOT divisive, but inclusive – that does not only build with half of the country, but builds with both halves – that puts jobs ahead of politics.
Calling for a voluntary national hiring day could quickly put hundreds of thousands of people back to work. It is not pro left or right. It is not from any corporation, it’s outside the government control, it’s totally voluntary, works in about one week, and helps all with little sacrifice from anyone.
The grass roots idea of a national hiring day seems to be one of the best solutions to getting the economhy going. National hiring day is a day that corporations would be encouraged to hire new employees. Corporations would be called on to put patriotism first and help their country in hard times. Those corporations that cannot hire, would be asked to stop firing for that month.
Then to I’ve written some tough comments on their policy of promoting corporate art to the exclusion of independent artists.
NPR is not liberal. There is not a time when they go against corporate interests. As an independent musician, artist, writer, filmmaker, zinester, and independent media source; I know that NPR will not talk about any aspect of corporate control of the arts and media, or those advocates against corporate control, or any of the artists opposed to corporate control.
It’s corporations that ultimately control NPR content. This is easy to refute. Find the anti corporate news on NPR. Good luck.
1. How are books and music chosen for review?
2. Why do almost all books and music get positive reviews, why films get tough mixed reviews? Does this have anything to do with revenue sharing deals on books and music, but none on films? Do you give good reviews to promote sales and get revenue sharing money?
3. Why is there no coverage of music, and writers advocacy groups or advocate?
.Diane says her show sells books. No, it sells corporate books from a hand full of publishers at the expense of thousands of other zinesters and publishers like myself who oppose this lopsided coverage. NPR reaps revenue sharing deals with books that are sold, refuses to talk about that, the publishing industry problems, and refuses to talk to writers advocacy groups and leaders against these unfair policies.
NPR LEADER IN MUSIC BUT IS IT FAIR?