Diane Rehm's political bias is showing

Discussion in 'Politics and News' started by Cogman, Aug 1, 2011.

  1. Cogman

    Cogman Lifer

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2000
    Messages:
    10,117
    Likes Received:
    19
    I really can't believe my ears. Apparently she hates this deal so much that she wants people to start stampeding and protesting the government. She is calling for people to organize large protesting groups.

    It is happening right now on the radio.
    *edit* just ended*/edit*
     
  2. her209

    her209 No Lifer

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2000
    Messages:
    56,361
    Likes Received:
    4
    Who is Diane Rehm?
     
  3. boomerang

    boomerang Lifer

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2000
    Messages:
    17,669
    Likes Received:
    173
    I used to listen to her all the time until her bias got to be too much a part of her show. I can't remember what the topic was the day I decided it would be the last time I listened to her but her political leanings were front and center.
     
  4. PricklyPete

    PricklyPete Lifer

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2002
    Messages:
    14,292
    Likes Received:
    54
    She's on NPR.
     
  5. Genx87

    Genx87 Lifer

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2002
    Messages:
    39,863
    Likes Received:
    84
    What about this deal doesnt she like to the point of wanting people to stampede?
     
  6. jackstar7

    jackstar7 Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2009
    Messages:
    7,593
    Likes Received:
    372
    I think what's important is: which direction is her bias? That way people will know if her views will reinforce their own and if their insulation will be maintained.
     
  7. Cogman

    Cogman Lifer

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2000
    Messages:
    10,117
    Likes Received:
    19
    Usually, NPR is pretty good about staying mostly center on the topics. However, her left leaning push was pretty strong and distasteful. She was doing the exact same stuff that she has criticized right-wing commentators of doing. The show had no content and was really just her berating anyone that supported the deal or that said that a march on Washington wasn't needed.
     
  8. Cogman

    Cogman Lifer

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2000
    Messages:
    10,117
    Likes Received:
    19
    Mainly the fact that there were no tax increases. The whole show was her trying to get callers to call in and complain about the situation that we are in.
     
  9. Genx87

    Genx87 Lifer

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2002
    Messages:
    39,863
    Likes Received:
    84
    She can take solace in knowing increasing the debt is a hidden tax.
     
  10. DesiPower

    DesiPower Lifer

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2008
    Messages:
    14,864
    Likes Received:
    178
    She is openly a far left liberal beach.. she scolds conservatives on the show all the time. Her voice gives me creeps. Only thing one can take solace on is her age...
     
    #10 DesiPower, Aug 1, 2011
    Last edited: Aug 1, 2011
  11. spidey07

    spidey07 No Lifer

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2000
    Messages:
    65,481
    Likes Received:
    2
    Right, so she took the hard core progressive stance. NPR has always been consistently left leaning.
     
  12. PokerGuy

    PokerGuy Lifer

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2005
    Messages:
    13,652
    Likes Received:
    197
    Diane Rehm is a moron, and NPR is (as usual) full of left wing hackery. This is news?
     
  13. Cogman

    Cogman Lifer

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2000
    Messages:
    10,117
    Likes Received:
    19
    They usually aren't this blunt about it, at least from my own personal observations.
     
  14. ProfJohn

    ProfJohn Lifer

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2006
    Messages:
    18,268
    Likes Received:
    2
    Then why are the American people being forced to pay for her show?
     
  15. ProfJohn

    ProfJohn Lifer

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2006
    Messages:
    18,268
    Likes Received:
    2
    I heard her do some non-political interviews that were interesting.

    But just about anyone could have given those types of interviews.
     
  16. boomerang

    boomerang Lifer

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2000
    Messages:
    17,669
    Likes Received:
    173
    Her voice is due to a medical condition. When I first started listening, I thought she had to be close to a hundred based on her voice. She's no spring chicken, but her voice is the result of a condition that causes her to spend a considerable amount of time under medical care for it.

    Can't remember what she has because I'd never heard of it before.
     
  17. ProfJohn

    ProfJohn Lifer

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2006
    Messages:
    18,268
    Likes Received:
    2
    Imagine if Rush Limbaugh was on NPR... how long would it take for the funding to be pulled?
     
  18. boomerang

    boomerang Lifer

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2000
    Messages:
    17,669
    Likes Received:
    173
    20 minutes into his first show I'd guess...
     
  19. PokerGuy

    PokerGuy Lifer

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2005
    Messages:
    13,652
    Likes Received:
    197
    There would be no need for funding because enough people would actually want to listen to the content to justify it's existence and pay for itself. Now there's a crazy idea.
     
  20. a777pilot

    a777pilot Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2011
    Messages:
    4,113
    Likes Received:
    0
    ROFLMAO!

    Thank you. I needed a good laugh this morning.
     
  21. Genx87

    Genx87 Lifer

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2002
    Messages:
    39,863
    Likes Received:
    84
    Liberalism is her disease.

    I keed I keed :D

    But she was born in 1936. So she is pretty old now at 75.
     
    #21 Genx87, Aug 1, 2011
    Last edited: Aug 1, 2011
  22. KGB

    KGB Diamond Member

    Joined:
    May 11, 2000
    Messages:
    3,042
    Likes Received:
    0
  23. Doc Savage Fan

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2006
    Messages:
    13,620
    Likes Received:
    125
    Some reporting is even-handed (I thought they did a fairly good job on the debt ceiling last week)...but that seems to be more the exception than the rule. Listen for the hardball questions for conservatives and softball questions for liberals...look at what issues they choose to Report/Not Report on...the antidotal reporting, etc...and perhaps then you will see the bias.

    I remember about a year ago they did a puff piece on Al Gore, an antidotal story on a couple's healthcare problems clearly supporting Obamacare, and a softball interview with some liberal politician that I can't recall at the moment...all of it was back-to-back-to-back...I had to turn off the radio at that point.
     
    #23 Doc Savage Fan, Aug 1, 2011
    Last edited: Aug 1, 2011
  24. Don Vito Corleone

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2000
    Messages:
    30,007
    Likes Received:
    46
    With all due respect to Diane Rehm, it seems to me the neurological condition that makes her voice like that is a disqualifier to being a radio personality. I find her unlistenable due to her voice and so I have never really tried to listen to her program.
     
  25. Craig234

    Craig234 Lifer

    Joined:
    May 1, 2006
    Messages:
    35,712
    Likes Received:
    46
    I listened to the first several minutes and heard nothing inappropriate, this was one of those 'the facts have a liberal bias' things that create baseless rage in the right.

    Unfortunately, there's not a single liberal tv person I can think of who doesn't have a voice that's unpleasant - Maddow, Olbermann, O'Donnell. Radio is mostly better.