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Tuesday, July 16, 2019

"Go and please the world."

I heard this interview this morning, and that line struck me as a sea change in NPR reporting.  Basically, the reporter called Adam Kennedy a liar, and decided to move on not with his lies, but with the questions the reporter wanted to ask.  It was actually a good way of not silently accepting his lies, but also not getting derailed by them.

Obviously Aaron would prefer the interview turn into a "Did not!" "Did too!"  "Liar!"  "You're the liar!" exchange, in which somehow truth would prevail and Kennedy would slink off, banished from polite society by the severe oppobrium of NPR as school marm.

Or something. I dunno anymore.  Kids these days, what're ya gonna do?


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