Queen of Love and Beauty

Sunday, December 14, 2003


I recently received an email with the following comment:

Most people who listen to NPR are overly pretentious. Just my observation. Anyone who can put up with Diane Raign has got to be. I know I am going to get some emails about that remark…

Before anything else, is is spelled Rehm.

I am not going to identify this person (who in their right mind would take credit for a statement like this since the reverse bashing is soooooo easy) but I would like to say one thing – I listen to NPR.

One more thought… maybe…. just maybe if the person who wrote this email listened to NPR or tried in other ways to expand their train of thought beyond the miniscule circle they are in, this email would have never been wrtten in the first place.

But then again, if it wasn’t painfully obvious that said person was trying to push her own interests of a new business venture on a long list of others (a business that will probably crash and burn since I doubt the proper contacts are there) I don’t know what is.

posted by Amy at 2:41 pm  


  1. NPR rules (except for Car Talk, that show is awful).

    The car stereo broke lately, which means it’ll still turn on; but it also means you cant change the station, turn it off, or alter the volume. Thankfully it was on NPR when it went sideways.

    Comment by salvatore — December 16, 2003 @ 9:47 am

  2. My last car had a cd player (in stereo #2; #1 was stolen). The cd player died long before I got rid of the car. Never knew why. I never shoved anything odd into it and I am anal about my cd’s, and now my dvd’s as well. Probably because of the Texas heat.

    There are times that I would just rather have useful information trying to penetrate my brain with the hope that some of it might actually get in.

    Comment by The Queen — December 17, 2003 @ 3:04 pm

  3. NPR has been called pretentious, elitist and radio for rich people. This is the same criticism the Wall Street Journal gets for writing for an 8th grade reading level. Both are written with the aim of not insulting the intelligence of the audience. If you do not like this style of writing you have thousandís of other choices. For those of us who do, we have 1. Yes, it may be pretentious. But then again so emailing your opinion to other.

    Comment by Dan — December 17, 2003 @ 7:04 pm

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