Thursday, April 16, 2009
WFMU's blog just ran a piece "10 Things I Hate About NPR". For me it's not that all are appropriate but that I've never found anything of interest in All Things Considered and whatever else non-musical is on NPR. When I tune to the public radio station if there's talk of anything other than music I'm instantly off. Partly it's because any kind of broadcast journalism is a very inefficient and far too frequently superficial method for learning news, at least for me. I can get far more out of a news website or actual paper in less time than a regular broadcast. And it doesn't help that the NPR tone always reminds me of undergraduates pretending to be deeply serious.