"Savvy Traveler" Waves Goodbye

Dan Strassberg dan.strassberg@att.net
Sat Mar 6 08:57:44 EST 2004

I wasn't comparing the BBC with CNN or NECN. I don't have cable and don't
watch either one. I was comparing the BBC with NPR's own news and that of
the CBC, which I consider just about right in tone--except, for example,
when Saddam Hussein was apprehended and NPR went to all Saddam 24/7 for how
may days? In that case, I think the answer to the question "Hussein?" was
"Certainly NOT NPR." Apparently some news junkies come across with big $$$
for NPR and NPR feels that in special situations, the more time they devote
to news, the more $$$ will flow in. People who think that there was a need
for Saddam 24/7 may (on average) have lots of money, but that doesn't stop
them from being airheads. Maybe expanding the TOH news from 5 minutes to 10
with 1-minute headline updates at :30 would have been justified. What NPR
did actually demeaned the value of news by creating a memory of the endless
vapid vamping and filling. It was lousy news reporting and even worse radio.

Dan Strassberg, dan.strassberg@att.net
eFax 707-215-6367

----- Original Message -----
From: A. Joseph Ross <lawyer@attorneyross.com>
To: Damon Cassell <radiofreak@4motion.org>
Cc: <boston-radio-interest@rolinin.BostonRadio.org>
Sent: Saturday, March 06, 2004 1:50 AM
Subject: Re: "Savvy Traveler" Waves Goodbye

> On 5 Mar 2004 at 10:28, Damon Cassell wrote:
> > But you could have XM in your car and hear the World Service unedited,
> > unsanitized. I agree that the WS news tends to be dry but they do have
> > excellent documentary and special features. The World Service can be
> > erratic and frustrating but often brilliant, and I actually still listen
> > to the shortwave signal directed at the Caribbean, which is quite
> > listenable here in New England.
> Listening to it on WBUR is a bit less expensive.
> I think some people think the World Service is dry because it carries real
news.  Some of the
> nonsense that passes for news on CNN and NECN these days is such a waste
of time!
> --
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