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  1. Revmitchell

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    National Public Radio said Wednesday that it's laying off 7 percent of its staff, its first downsizing in 12 years, after experiencing sharp declines in funding, especially from corporate sponsors


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    So you enjoy it when people loose their jobs and financial security?
     
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    The link won't open for me, but without reading it, I agree with crabtownboy.

    ETA that I'm complex. In one breath I agree with crabtownboy. In another breath, I'd be glad if Playboy went completely bankrupt and those people were out of a job. I'm a walking contradiction. In the words of Popeye, "Woman, she is fickle!"
     
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    We all are walking contridictions in one way or another. I guess it is part of the human condition.

    It saddens me when people, whether I agree with their political persuasion or not, loose their jobs. It causes so much hardship for them and their families.

    Somewhere I seem to have read that Playboy is in big trouble financially. Not sure where that was.
     
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    I agree about the sadness to loss of financial security. I would not be sad, however, at the loss of the actual job (re: playboy).

    And I should correct myself. Popeye actually said, "Female, she is fickle!"
     
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    We do not need to be putting our financial security in the wrong things.
     
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    "wrong things" is subjective.
     
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    Very true and to wish financial hardship on others is not Christ-like. Such feelings are from the pit.

    Compare that attitude with that of the young Korean Christian in San Diego who lost his family but harbored no ill words for the pilot. In fact he wished him well. That is Christian!
     
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    ahhh

    for the most part, I like NPR.
     
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    Sad when anyone looses their job, particularly in this market. It is also sad when someone who lives off the donations of others rejoices at this. There is nothing wrong with being paid for pastoring, but you would expect a pastor to have compassion for the plight of others. Apparently not if he doesn't like their editorial positions.
     
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    There are people slamming others, but yet want every conservative radio host silenced. Just like you said, and it's not just women, it depends on yer political bent. If Rush Limbaugh went off the air, and had to lay off his extensive staff, right down to the guys who sweep his floors, you can bet MP & CTB would be rejoicing.
     
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    I do too. That's a shame.

    They often bring interesting, thoughtful and informative programming. I especially enjoy Car Talk, This American Life, and many of the arts programs. I also listen to the news programs to get another perspective.

    I certainly do not agree with everything, but I like to get news and information from a mix of sources so I can make up my own mind. I also listen to Fox News and CNN and recognize the biases and agendas they also bring.
     
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    Bob Edwards also does wonderful interviews, Car Talk is excellent, and I appreciate the non-top-40 music they regularly feature.
     
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    Liberalism just doesn't sell well.
     
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    Not for a Christian.

    Our Lord is very clear on the subject.
     
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    Others have referred to your callousness over these folks losing their jobs. I am more upset by your disdain for the free flow of information and ideas that comes from media outlets like NPR. Free speech functions best when ideas are forced to stand or fall on their own. I appreciate the NPR talk shows that usually bring several opposing viewpoints to bear on the issue at hand. I like to care with which stories are dealt with. Some of them will break your heart. One of the segments I used to listen to "religiously" was Bob Edwards' weekly conversation with Red Barber. One week their topic was a college basketball player who had died during a game. Red responded by quoting scripture on the frailty of humanity (I'm afraid I can't remember the passage).

    Unfortunately, when you have your mind made up so tightly, any views in conflict with your own cannot merely be disagreed with, they must be "destroyed" by the designation Liberal. It's the same old story. :BangHead:

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    I haven't shown any callousness toward anyone losing their job. Nor have I show any disdain fro the free flow of ideas. I have spoken to neither of those issues that several of you have imposed upon me. But what do I know seeing as you guys know my position better than I do. I will back off now and let you guys finish telling me what I think.
     
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    Very well said. Might I add, not only is "liberal" used as an invective, but toss in terms like Marxist, Communist, etc. that make rational debate impossible. People can't just disagree, they must go full bore with the most absurd an hateful things they can come up with rather than debate the issues. It is sad, because you can actually learn a lot from just considering the other side's points if they are articulated. If one lives in a sheltered bubble, never hearing a differing view, their own views are never challenged. Challenges strengthen truth. It is only ideas that have little actual support that need to supress conflicting ideas. If I hear a divergent view, I may see it has some merit or not. If nothing else, it let's me better understand other human beings with whom I share the planet.

    I rather like this quote from Thomas Jefferson: "I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend."
     
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    And that's what I believe is happening. They are "falling" on their own.

    NPR's problems stem from their obvious liberal bias. Other examples of such problems are the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune , and the New York Times. Some of which are justifiably going broke.

    Why?

    Because , like NPR , they have abrogated their responsibility to objectively report the news and chose sides in the last two election cycles and in the ongoing debate over direction for America.

    People are turning to other sources for "news" that is not so tainted by a barely hidden political agenda.

    We should save our tax dollars and cease all support for NPR.
     
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    Newspapers are in trouble because of new media, not because of any bias. People go online and have multiple 24/7 news channels. Newspapers of all stripes are going down. Here in Denver, the oldest newspaper in the state...the CONSERVATIVE Rocky Mountain News will shut down, possibly by month end, if they don't find a buyer.
     
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