NPR Had a Counterinsurgency Debate and All I Got Was This Lousy T-Shirt
NPR' Morning Edition calls. John Nagl the disciple of COIN's Jesus, GEN David Petraeus.
Kip reports that, “NPR ran an excellent and fair report on the ongoing debate about COIN and conventional preparedness on Morning Edition this morning. John Nagl is called the disciple of COIN’s Jesus, GEN David Petraeus.”
My local NPR affiliate, WAMU, begged for money all morning. I hate, hate, hate them and will never give them a dime.
Everywhere else I’ve lived, public radio and television stations had one, maybe two, pledge drives a year. And the NPR stations were actually pretty reasonable about how they carried these out, interrupting programs for brief periods and asking for pledges. WAMU had pledge drives quarterly, during which they essentially take over the shows, plus various mini-drives in between. This week, they’re doing it only during “Morning Edition.” Which, as it happens, is pretty much the only program I listen to.
Frankly, I’d rather just have them switch to commercials. It’d be less annoying.