Blog on the Run: Reloaded

Tuesday, July 7, 2009 10:26 pm

Quote of the day

Filed under: I want my money back.,Quote Of The Day — Lex @ 10:26 pm
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From Athenae at First Draft, on NPR ombudsman Alicia Shepard’s weak defense of the network’s refusal to use the word “torture” in its news reports and her criticism of the blogosphere for criticizing the network:

“I agree that what you call a thing matters, I just don’t believe for a minute that torture isn’t torture if you lower your voice. I’m sorry it upsets some people that here on the Internets we say f—, and treason, and talk about the most apt karmic bitchslap for those who ran this country for the past eight years. But I’m also sorry about ALL THE DEAD PEOPLE, and somehow that never spurs a discussion about how uncouth it is to f— up two wars and let a city drown and turn America into an international punchline.”

George Orwell would know exactly what she’s talking about.

And the scary thing? Is that Shepard teaches media ethics.

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