At the HerrBGone Homestead V2.0 both Mum and I have the Boston classical station on our clock radios. We’ve listened to Laura’s morning show for years. Unfortunately the station was sold to our local PBS affiliate a couple of years ago, so now we are regaled with NPR News at the bottom of the hour. Bias much? The “report” about last night’s debate during the 6:30 “News” sounded like a campaign ad for the incumbent.
To the “News” (paraphrased because my photographic memory ain’t so much any more…):
Reporter: Last night The President was much more spirited than in the first debate.
Cut to a sound byte of the incumbent sounding very presidential.
Then the reporter tells us, in a somewhat dismissive tone of voice, something that the challenger said.
Then we go to a another reporter who claimed to have watched the debate at a “bi-partisan campaign event” I don’t recall exactly where.
Cut to ‘da mose iliterite sound’n conservative dey coul find in da whole frik’n croud.’
Cut to a hip young liberal who started out sounding almost complimentary: “I was very surprised by how smooth [the challenger] was. He’s a very good debater. Real slick. Of course I didn’t believe half of what he said…’
Cut back to Laura: “And in local sports …”
Nope. No bias there. [eyeroll]