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Old 09-10-2019, 04:13 PM
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Propaganda Chief Takes Helm at NPR


https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.nyt...nsing.amp.html

You canít make this shit up. The Boomers just wonít go away.
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The fact that you posted this in the Pit suggests that you think that there's some reason why this is a bad thing. Would you care to explain just what that bad thing is? Because guy who used to be in charge of one radio station now being in charge of a different radio station sounds perfectly normal and unremarkable, to me.
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Yes NPR is banking on gullible kept liberals not perceiving the problem.
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And apparently you don't, either.
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I don't know much about the guy, but he doesn't sound all that bad to me.

"Four years ago, Lansing was named by President Barack Obama to be the first chief executive of the broadcasting outfit that was renamed the U.S. Agency for Global Media. Lansing has won plaudits from journalists for his rousing defense of a free press even while serving in the Trump administration, which has been notably hostile to traditional notions of the role of journalism in civic life."

http://npr.org/2019/09/05/758047287/...as-its-new-ceo

I'm not much of an NPR listener but hope it stays viable. Having an experienced and successful broadcast executive in charge is a plus.

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Is there a discussion here? I listen to NPR; I'd be interested in a discussion on any changes to the organization. Thoughts?
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My WAG is that it has something to do with VOA and its mission to broadcast what Farnaby considers capitalistic propoganda..

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The revolving door between oil, gas, and coal company lobbyists going into and out of the Trump administration ((Scott Pruitt, Vincent DeVito, Joe Balash) doesn't get the OP's hackles up enough to post, but NPR hiring a guy who once led a liberal radio station does.

That kind of braindead, partisan hackery can only come from a complete and utter troll with the IQ of day old rat feces.

::checks OP's name::

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The current chief at NPR was formerly heading up propaganda operations for the US govt. If you are relying on NPR for information, it is highly suspect now if it wasn’t before.

I would think individuals in a free society would not want to be influenced by propaganda, but perhaps I’m wrong.
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In 1993, IBM hired Louis Gerstner as their CEO. He previously was the CEO of RJR Nabisco. After that, IBM started making cookies instead of computers! Remember that?

No? Well, maybe it's possible for someone to do work at one job and then do different work at a different job. I don't know, it sounds crazy to me, but it just might be possible.
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The current chief at NPR was formerly heading up propaganda operations for the US govt. If you are relying on NPR for information, it is highly suspect now if it wasnít before.

I would think individuals in a free society would not want to be influenced by propaganda, but perhaps Iím wrong.
Excuse me if I don't take your reportage at face valueI wouldn't trust you to read the ingredient list on a bottle of water without trying to put a sleezy right-wing twist to it.
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Iím against him for a different reason. This hack spent two decades in for-profit commercial television. This is the fucker who did things like produce interesting TV shows just to sell ads and make a profit. These greedy capitalists canít be trusted ó just because he has been lining his pockets in the media business, heís supposed to know something about broadcast journalism?

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The current chief at NPR was formerly heading up propaganda operations for the US govt. If you are relying on NPR for information, it is highly suspect now if it wasnít before.

I would think individuals in a free society would not want to be influenced by propaganda, but perhaps Iím wrong.
I don't "rely on NPR for information", so I guess I don't have anything to worry about.

Presumably you know of some non-propaganda information source? If so, care to share it?
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That's rich, coming from a guy who consistently defends propaganda. Or is only bad when it's pro-democracy propaganda, not when it's pro-totalitarianism?
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That's rich, coming from a guy who consistently defends propaganda. Or is only bad when it's pro-democracy propaganda, not when it's pro-totalitarianism?
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Explain the thread title, bud.
It's WillFarnaby. There is always the same thing at the core of his message: Democratic War Mongers, Aaargh!
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The current chief at NPR was formerly heading up propaganda operations for the US govt. If you are relying on NPR for information, it is highly suspect now if it wasnít before.

I would think individuals in a free society would not want to be influenced by propaganda, but perhaps Iím wrong.
Fuck you.
Fuck your rampant, undeniable, intractable idiocy.
Fuck your hypocritical partisanship.
Fuck your incessant, insipid trolling.
Just fucking FUCK YOU.

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Gee, I think WillFarnaby is a bit of an ass. I thought so before, I think more so now.
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I don't know much about the guy, but he doesn't sound all that bad to me.

"Four years ago, Lansing was named by President Barack Obama to be the first chief executive of the broadcasting outfit that was renamed the U.S. Agency for Global Media. Lansing has won plaudits from journalists for his rousing defense of a free press even while serving in the Trump administration, which has been notably hostile to traditional notions of the role of journalism in civic life."

http://npr.org/2019/09/05/758047287/...as-its-new-ceo

I'm not much of an NPR listener but hope it stays viable. Having an experienced and successful broadcast executive in charge is a plus.
Formatting mine.

Change Barack Obama to George W. Bush and this story wouldn't even hit Will Farnaby's radar.

Seriously, that's the reason, isn't it, Will?

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May the universe forgive me for this. Hey, Will; do you even know what propoganda is?
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Hahahaahahaha, Farnaby proves he's a dumbfuck yet again.
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The current chief at NPR was formerly heading up propaganda operations for the US govt. If you are relying on NPR for information, it is highly suspect now if it wasn’t before.

I would think individuals in a free society would not want to be influenced by propaganda, but perhaps I’m wrong.
Would you just fucking stop and think for a minute??

Goddamn, I'm about to stop identifying as human just so I'm not in any way associated with pieces of shit like you.
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The revolving door between oil, gas, and coal company lobbyists going into and out of the Trump administration ((Scott Pruitt, Vincent DeVito, Joe Balash) doesn't get the OP's hackles up enough to post, but NPR hiring a guy who once led a liberal radio station does.
Liberal? Isn't VOA better known for RW propaganda?
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Goddamn, I'm about to stop identifying as human just so I'm not in any way associated with pieces of shit like you.
Now hold on one second. Iíve seen no proof he is human.
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Presumably you know of some non-propaganda information source? If so, care to share it?
Wikipedia.
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Relax, Will; all you need do is provide two or three examples of propaganda disseminated by NPR since they hired this guy. Smart guy like you, should take no time at all.

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Paranoia flaring up again?...

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...Perhaps it's time to double up on the heavy duty tin foil.
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Do you actually have a problem with something VOA or Radio Free Europe broadcast while this dude was in charge?
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Yes NPR is banking on gullible kept liberals not perceiving the problem.

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The current chief at NPR was formerly heading up propaganda operations for the US govt. If you are relying on NPR for information, it is highly suspect now if it wasnít before.

I would think individuals in a free society would not want to be influenced by propaganda, but perhaps Iím wrong.
Glad to know you're so concerned about "propaganda" and biased news, and questionable relationships between the government and the media.

Current Trump administration officials who used to work at Fox
  • Ben Carson, secretary of housing and urban development
  • Elaine Chao, secretary of transportation
  • Scott Brown, ambassador to New Zealand and Samoa
  • Georgette Mosbacher, ambassador to Poland
  • Richard Grenell, ambassador to Germany
  • Morgan Ortagus, State Department spokesperson
  • Lea Gabrielle, State Department special envoy
  • Monica Crowley, Treasury Department assistant secretary for public affairs

Former Trump administration officials who used to work at Fox
  • Bill Shine, White House communications director
  • John Bolton, national security adviser
  • Heather Nauert, acting undersecretary of state for public diplomacy and public affairs
  • Anthony Scaramucci, White House communications director
  • K.T. McFarland, deputy national security adviser
  • Sebastian Gorka, deputy assistant to the president
  • John McEntee, personal aide to the president
  • Tony Sayegh, Treasury Department assistant secretary for public affairs
  • Mercedes Schlapp, White House director of strategic communications
  • Kiron Skinner, director of policy planning for the State Department
Current Fox employees who used to work in the Trump administration
  • Hope Hicks, executive vice president and chief communications officer at Fox Corporation
  • Raj Shah, senior vice president at Fox Corporation
  • Abigail Slater, senior vice president for policy and strategy at Fox Corporation
  • Tom Homan, Fox News contributor
  • Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Fox News contributor
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Checklist:

(1) OP makes no sense. Each sentence is grammatical English, but nobody knows what's caused the distress. Check.

(2) OP seems to blame the "Boomers" for something, though the Boom connection is never divulged. Check.

(3) When politely asked WTF he's even talking about, OP makes snide remarks that shed no light, as though he's composing koans. Or as if he's some acclaimed puzzle designer, and solvers will pound the doors hoping to be first to solve the riddle. Check.

(4) When OP's bowel finally succeeds in making a movement, we learn that the VOA is news propaganda ó that's what caused the constipation. Not Fox. Not the many other private propaganda operations run by the Kleptocrats of Liberty. The problem is the truncheon-wielding VOA(*) who have stolen OP's money at gunpoint and used it to manufacture lies which they then force others to watch, presumably also at gunpoint. Lies far far worse than anything Fox or the Koch Brothers or the other news organizations of liberty would produce. Check.

Checklist complete. I'll guess this is a Will Farnaby thread. What do I win?

(I'm just guessing it's VOA Mr. Farnaby is constipated about. I don't click his links; does anyone?)
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In 1993, IBM hired Louis Gerstner as their CEO. He previously was the CEO of RJR Nabisco. After that, IBM started making cookies instead of computers! Remember that?

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Hey, it was one year later that they started using what they called "cookies" in web communications.

Coincidence? I think not

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The term "cookie" was coined by web browser programmer Lou Montulli. It was derived from the term "magic cookie", which is a packet of data a program receives and sends back unchanged, used by Unix programmers.[6][7]

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Hey, it was one year later that they started using what they called "cookies" in web communications.

Coincidence? I think not
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The current chief at NPR was formerly heading up propaganda operations for the US govt. If you are relying on NPR for information, it is highly suspect now if it wasnít before.

I would think individuals in a free society would not want to be influenced by propaganda, but perhaps Iím wrong.
Do you have any evidence of this guy pushing false or slanted narratives in his previous job? Mentally normal people need more evidence of corruption than just, ďUsed to get paychecks from the government.Ē
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Interesting that the visitors to this thread are further to the authoritarian left than even the NYT, which at least acknowledged there have been problems at the government media agencies. You guys act like you are under threat of the gulag for disloyalty to the state. Not a healthy lefty voice among you, but plenty of loyalty to Trump minions. Of course some of you have admitted to being such.
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Jesus, the amount of lobbyist and former executives and CEOs working in the Trump administration is mind boggling, and this is what you get upset about.

Stupid or Troll? That's the question of this era.
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Checklist:

(1) OP makes no sense. Each sentence is grammatical English, but nobody knows what's caused the distress. Check.

(2) OP seems to blame the "Boomers" for something, though the Boom connection is never divulged. Check.

(3) When politely asked WTF he's even talking about, OP makes snide remarks that shed no light, as though he's composing koans. Or as if he's some acclaimed puzzle designer, and solvers will pound the doors hoping to be first to solve the riddle. Check.

(4) When OP's bowel finally succeeds in making a movement, we learn that the VOA is news propaganda ó that's what caused the constipation. Not Fox. Not the many other private propaganda operations run by the Kleptocrats of Liberty. The problem is the truncheon-wielding VOA(*) who have stolen OP's money at gunpoint and used it to manufacture lies which they then force others to watch, presumably also at gunpoint. Lies far far worse than anything Fox or the Koch Brothers or the other news organizations of liberty would produce. Check.

Checklist complete. I'll guess this is a Will Farnaby thread. What do I win?

(I'm just guessing it's VOA Mr. Farnaby is constipated about. I don't click his links; does anyone?)
Overly formatted text? Check

Unabashed fanboyism of yours truly? Check

Must be Septicmus.
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Interesting that the visitors to this thread are further to the authoritarian left than even the NYT, which at least acknowledged there have been problems at the government media agencies. You guys act like you are under threat of the gulag for disloyalty to the state. Not a healthy lefty voice among you, but plenty of loyalty to Trump minions. Of course some of you have admitted to being such.
I applaud you for your thrashing of these fantasy people! Excellent job taking down these entirely fictional individuals! I stand with you against imaginary "authoritarian" people of all stripes! Excellent quote-free take-down... all the better to avoid specifying who you're actually talking about, and what actual words you disagree with!
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Overly formatted text? Check

Unabashed fanboyism of yours truly? Check

Must be Septicmus.
So your "fans" include all those who disapprove of your juvenile antics? I guess that when that is all you have, you take what you can get.
Right?

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Jesus, the amount of lobbyist and former executives and CEOs working in the Trump administration is mind boggling, and this is what you get upset about.

Stupid or Troll? That's the question of this era.
I am disappointed that the government has drawn so many true public servants from the productive sector and placed them in govt positions where they do nothing but damage.

I am more worried about govt hacks bringing warped ideologies into the productive sector and broadcasting them to millions of those predisposed to loving the state.
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I applaud you for your thrashing of these fantasy people! Excellent job taking down these entirely fictional individuals! I stand with you against imaginary "authoritarian" people of all stripes! Excellent quote-free take-down... all the better to avoid specifying who you're actually talking about, and what actual words you disagree with!
As long as you continue to not rely on NPR for information, you are not the target. Donít fret.
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As long as you continue to not rely on NPR for information, you are not the target. Donít fret.
I'm more interested in what actual information you're trying to convey in this thread. So far, all I can gather is "NPR hired a new guy" and you don't like him. You haven't actually conveyed anything more than that, AFAICT.
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Go away you disingenuous fuck.
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