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10/7/2009

Media Bias on Campus

Filed under: Media Bias — DRJ @ 8:55 pm



[Guest post by DRJ]

USA Today has this story from a campus radio station in Jonesboro, Arkansas:

“The news director of a university-owned radio station referred to one of Sen. Blanche Lincoln’s opponents as a “nimrod” in a note sent from his state e-mail account.

Greg Chance of KASU-FM thought he was sending the e-mail to Lincoln’s office. Instead, he sent it to the Republican candidate he was criticizing.”

KASU is a “100,000 watt public radio station broadcasting to Northeast Arkansas, Southeast Missouri and West Tennessee from the campus of Arkansas State University-Jonesboro.”

— DRJ

20 Responses to “Media Bias on Campus”

  1. well, yeah….. what did you expect?

    redc1c4 (fb8750)

  2. In other equally startling news, the sun also rises in the East.

    Brother Bradley J. Fikes, C.O.R. (0ea407)

  3. Who’s the nimrod now?

    Audacity (2fd5ad)

  4. I bet the Duggars could listen to that station if they wanted to but I bet they don’t want to.

    happyfeet (6b707a)

  5. I once heard of a skin flute player from Middle Tennessee State, and another from Morehead State, that agree with this.

    JD (3e97b4)

  6. Wait a minute: he referred to the Republican as “a mighty hunter”?

    In that part of America, that’s a compliment.

    Rich Rostrom (f3a9de)

  7. The funny thing is, “NImrod” was a very powerful and famous ruler, albeit fairly evil.

    Calling someone a “Nimrod” actually should mean that they are evil, conniving or darkly powerful.

    Not stupid or foolish.

    Steve B (5eacf6)

  8. I’m still kinda confused, though. Is that better or worse than calling someone “nappy-headed?”

    Steve B (5eacf6)

  9. If the guy sent it from his student e-mail, the one that every student gets, then I don’t care. God knows I have (and will again in the future) said unflattering things about politicians.

    If he used some other, more official and perpetual account, then the guy’s an idiot who deserves to get slapped for his idiocy.

    Scott Jacobs (766b04)

  10. Big Brother has enough to do already without disciplining a public radio employee for calling a politician a “silly goose” during a conversation at the water cooler.

    Oh, sorry. I meant calling a politician a “nimrod” in an email.

    AMac (c822c9)

  11. I think the modern usage of “nimrod” derives almost entirely from Bugs Bunny’s put-downs of Elmer Fudd (a hunter, after all).

    Mitch (890cbf)

  12. Nimrod is the type-name for a marine recon/strike aircraft put into service by the RAF in 1969…one of these aircraft crashed in Afghanistan in 2006 with the loss of all 14 crew-members.

    AD - RtR/OS! (814db9)

  13. derives almost entirely from Bugs Bunny’s

    I thought the actual expression was “what a maroon.”

    Dmac (5ddc52)

  14. “What a nin-cow-poop!”

    mojo (8096f2)

  15. AD, The current Nimrods are remanufactures of DeHavilland Comet airliners, the first jet passengers liners.

    PCD (1d8b6d)

  16. I may be wrong but to the best of my recollection Nimrod is in the Old Testament. He was a ruler and known as a mighty hunter but the reason he is mentioned in the Old Testament is that he helped the Israelites. But, then again, that is two strikes against him among some present-day Democrats. A hunter? Who aided Jews? Of course, most Republicans would take being called Nimrod as a complement.

    Longwalker (4e0dda)

  17. PCD…I think if you check Jane’s, though the Nimrod may be based on the design of the Comet, it is a thorough re-design, and I doubt if there is one piece that is interchangeable.

    AD - RtR/OS! (814db9)

  18. …especially from the original Comet-1, which had the nasty habit of crashing a lot. It is developed directly from the Comet-4, with extensive modifications to switch its’ role from commercial airliner, to reconaissance/strike, including the inclusion of a weapons bay.

    AD - RtR/OS! (814db9)

  19. I wonder why he thought Lincoln’s office would be interested in his charcterization of her opponent?

    spongeworthy (c2e8fe)


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