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2013-09-11 07:19:39 AM
That's because both Giron and Morse both lost.  Had they both won their recall elections, NPR likely would have a story about how Colorado voters rejected the influence of the NRA, or some such nonsense.
 
2013-09-11 07:21:08 AM
What you don't report can often be as influential as what you do report.
 
2013-09-11 07:36:56 AM
Maybe because no one at NPR has published an article yet today? NYT ran it 5hrs ago.
 
2013-09-11 07:52:32 AM

make me some tea: Maybe because no one at NPR has published an article yet today? NYT ran it 5hrs ago.


Why shouldn't they have?  They did a long story about it yesterday, and the results have been known for at least 7 hours now.  Certainly, that would be enough time to report on it and the implications of it, but NPR, unlike some other news outlets, is studiously avoiding the issue so far:

http://www.npr.org/templates/archives/archive.php?thingId=3&date=09- 11 -2013&n=1

Apparently, a wallet lost in a cave 17 years ago is a bigger national story.
 
2013-09-11 08:13:00 AM
http://www.npr.org/2013/09/11/221223093/colorado-politician-loses-job - in-recall-over-gun-votes

Posted several hours ago.

But hey, yeah. Excellent point otherwise.
 
2013-09-11 08:13:01 AM

dittybopper: make me some tea: Maybe because no one at NPR has published an article yet today? NYT ran it 5hrs ago.

Why shouldn't they have?  They did a long story about it yesterday, and the results have been known for at least 7 hours now.  Certainly, that would be enough time to report on it and the implications of it, but NPR, unlike some other news outlets, is studiously avoiding the issue so far:

http://www.npr.org/templates/archives/archive.php?thingId=3&date=09- 11 -2013&n=1

Apparently, a wallet lost in a cave 17 years ago is a bigger national story.


Do you have a sticker on your truck which says "I don't believe the liberal media"?
 
2013-09-11 08:22:29 AM
It was also a segment on Morning Edition.
 
2013-09-11 08:23:03 AM

dittybopper: Why shouldn't they have? They did a long story about it yesterday, and the results have been known for at least 7 hours now. Certainly, that would be enough time to report on it and the implications of it, but NPR, unlike some other news outlets, is studiously avoiding the issue so far:


are you just pissed because Morning Edition isn't doing a story on it?
 
2013-09-11 08:24:34 AM

gilgigamesh: It was also a segment on Morning Edition.


I must've missed that segment
 
2013-09-11 08:25:26 AM

dittybopper: make me some tea: Maybe because no one at NPR has published an article yet today? NYT ran it 5hrs ago.

Why shouldn't they have?  They did a long story about it yesterday, and the results have been known for at least 7 hours now.  Certainly, that would be enough time to report on it and the implications of it, but NPR, unlike some other news outlets, is studiously avoiding the issue so far:

http://www.npr.org/templates/archives/archive.php?thingId=3&date=09- 11 -2013&n=1

Apparently, a wallet lost in a cave 17 years ago is a bigger national story.


My favorite thing about this post is how PJ makes you look like a complete idiot right afterward.
 
2013-09-11 08:27:17 AM

Pocket Ninja: http://www.npr.org/2013/09/11/221223093/colorado-politician-loses-job - in-recall-over-gun-votes

Posted several hours ago.

But hey, yeah. Excellent point otherwise.



NO, HE MEANT THE OTHER ARTICLE HE IMAGINES THEY DIDN'T RUN.

CRICKETS Y'ALL.
 
2013-09-11 08:28:37 AM
*PN
 
2013-09-11 08:30:08 AM
This thread has given me my morning cup of piping hot schadenfreude.
 
2013-09-11 08:30:39 AM
Well, the rest of this thread is going to be boring, what's for breakfast everyone?
 
2013-09-11 08:34:35 AM

make me some tea: Maybe because no one at NPR has published an article yet today? NYT ran it 5hrs ago.


i.imgur.com
 
2013-09-11 08:36:55 AM
 
2013-09-11 08:38:27 AM

Pocket Ninja: http://www.npr.org/2013/09/11/221223093/colorado-politician-loses-job - in-recall-over-gun-votes

Posted several hours ago.

But hey, yeah. Excellent point otherwise.


They need to have a better search feature on their website, then, because this:

http://www.npr.org/search/index.php?searchinput=colorado+recall

Doesn't show up anything on the page because it defaults to "best match".  It's only when you hit "sort by date" that the newest ones come up:

http://www.npr.org/templates/search/index.php?searchinput=colorado+r ec all&tabId=all&dateId=&sort=date

That's major-piss poor programming on their part.

So as subby, I officially retract the headline.  I could have looked deeper, but I was depending on what NPR thought was a "best match" to the search terms 'Colorado recall'.
 
2013-09-11 08:39:22 AM
Once again PN wins the internets. Well played sir.
 
2013-09-11 08:39:51 AM
Nice libelous headline, submitter.
 
2013-09-11 08:40:29 AM

Pocket Ninja: http://www.npr.org/2013/09/11/221223093/colorado-politician-loses-job - in-recall-over-gun-votes

Posted several hours ago.

But hey, yeah. Excellent point otherwise.


That's actually an AP story that NPR is linking to, btw.

2 Colorado Lawmakers Lose Jobs In Recall Over Gun Votes
by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
September 11, 201312:07 AM
 
2013-09-11 08:41:39 AM

dittybopper: That's major-piss poor programming on their part.


Right, blame the programming...
 
2013-09-11 08:42:57 AM

Howard Finkelstein: Nice libelous headline, submitter.


Thank you.

Oh, and actually, it doesn't meet the definition of libel:  NPR hasn't written a story about it, they've just linked to an AP story about it.
 
2013-09-11 08:43:25 AM

dittybopper: They need to have a better search feature on their website, then, because this:

http://www.npr.org/search/index.php?searchinput=colorado+recall

Doesn't show up anything on the page because it defaults to "best match". It's only when you hit "sort by date" that the newest ones come up:


What kind of search engines do you use that automatically search by date rather than relevancy? Serious question.
 
2013-09-11 08:44:03 AM

dittybopper: Pocket Ninja: http://www.npr.org/2013/09/11/221223093/colorado-politician-loses-job - in-recall-over-gun-votes

Posted several hours ago.

But hey, yeah. Excellent point otherwise.

That's actually an AP story that NPR is linking to, btw.

2 Colorado Lawmakers Lose Jobs In Recall Over Gun Votes
by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
September 11, 201312:07 AM


I mean, I get that you're trying to save face here, but that's really reaching. The AP has been a news source for content deliverers for over 100 years.
 
2013-09-11 08:44:34 AM

RexTalionis: dittybopper: That's major-piss poor programming on their part.

Right, blame the programming...


As a programmer, I recognize piss-poor programming when I see it.

Seriously, hit the links I put up.  You'll see the difference.  I was expecting that putting in "colorado recall" in the search box would bring the latest news up first, and it didn't.
 
2013-09-11 08:44:42 AM
HA

Greened for extra embarrassment
 
2013-09-11 08:44:48 AM

dittybopper: Howard Finkelstein: Nice libelous headline, submitter.

Thank you.

Oh, and actually, it doesn't meet the definition of libel:  NPR hasn't written a story about it, they've just linked to an AP story about it.


Your headline doesn't specify a difference between written by and published by.
 
2013-09-11 08:45:35 AM

One Bad Apple: HA

Greened for extra embarrassment


And now my favorite part: trying to avoid being  entirely wrong and just making it worse in the process. Dig up, you fool, dig up! (not you)
 
2013-09-11 08:45:58 AM

dittybopper: Oh, and actually, it doesn't meet the definition of libel: NPR hasn't written a story about it, they've just linked to an AP story about it.


Technically, you never said anything about NPR writing it, you only said: "NPR Today: Crickets."

4.bp.blogspot.com

By the way, here's an article printed in the New York Times in 1979. It is, however, also from the AP. Does that mean that the New York Times never mentioned this news story?
 
2013-09-11 08:46:35 AM

dittybopper: As a programmer, I recognize piss-poor programming when I see it.


As a programmer, PEBKAC.
 
2013-09-11 08:47:00 AM

cameroncrazy1984: I mean, I get that you're trying to save face here, but that's really reaching. The AP has been a news source for content deliverers for over 100 years.


I've already mea culpa'd, in BIG, BOLD LETTERS. I retracted the headline.  I'm man enough to know when I've made a mistake, I'm just pointing out *WHY* I made the mistake.
 
2013-09-11 08:47:53 AM

dittybopper: cameroncrazy1984: I mean, I get that you're trying to save face here, but that's really reaching. The AP has been a news source for content deliverers for over 100 years.

I've already mea culpa'd, in BIG, BOLD LETTERS


Sounds like crickets to me.
 
2013-09-11 08:48:18 AM

dittybopper: cameroncrazy1984: I mean, I get that you're trying to save face here, but that's really reaching. The AP has been a news source for content deliverers for over 100 years.

I've already mea culpa'd, in BIG, BOLD LETTERS. I retracted the headline.  I'm man enough to know when I've made a mistake, I'm just pointing out *WHY* I made the mistake.


Right, you're trying to blame the AP and the way NPR sorts search results rather than your own incompetence.
 
2013-09-11 08:49:06 AM

RexTalionis: Technically, you never said anything about NPR writing it, you only said: "NPR Today: Crickets."


No no no stupid lib what he MEANT was "NPR Today: Cricket"

Heyday Past, South African Tennis Center Struggles
 
2013-09-11 08:50:33 AM
Sure, NPR posted an AP story about the very subject.  Maybe not totally crickets, but mostly crickets.  And did anyone stop to think about how much that link cost the American taxpayers?!?!?  Ludicrous!!  It's a good thing we aren't going to strike Syria.  I'm no longer sure we could afford to.
 
2013-09-11 08:53:08 AM

cameroncrazy1984: dittybopper: Howard Finkelstein: Nice libelous headline, submitter.

Thank you.

Oh, and actually, it doesn't meet the definition of libel:  NPR hasn't written a story about it, they've just linked to an AP story about it.

Your headline doesn't specify a difference between written by and published by.


Well, do a search on their web page and click the little "Heard on Air" checkbox, and do a sort by date:

i39.tinypic.com

Guess what?  Still doesn't come up.
 
2013-09-11 08:53:33 AM

dittybopper: I'm man enough to know when I've made a mistake, I'm just pointing out *WHY* I made the mistake.


it's been on their front page all morning tardhammer.  also heard the story on my way into work three farking hours ago.
 
2013-09-11 08:55:02 AM

dittybopper: cameroncrazy1984: dittybopper: Howard Finkelstein: Nice libelous headline, submitter.

Thank you.

Oh, and actually, it doesn't meet the definition of libel:  NPR hasn't written a story about it, they've just linked to an AP story about it.

Your headline doesn't specify a difference between written by and published by.

Well, do a search on their web page and click the little "Heard on Air" checkbox, and do a sort by date:

[i39.tinypic.com image 639x359]

Guess what?  Still doesn't come up.


And? Again, your headline doesn't specify "on air" vs "online." It only specifies NPR. But seriously, keep digging because this is funny.
 
2013-09-11 08:55:51 AM

doublesecretprobation: tardhammer.


Serious question time - is a tardhammer something that is used by the mentally challenged, or more of a used  on sort of tool?
 
2013-09-11 08:56:09 AM

dittybopper: That's major-piss poor programming on their part.

So as subby, I officially retract the headline. I could have looked deeper, but I was depending on what NPR thought was a "best match" to the search terms 'Colorado recall'.


Ever try the google machine?
 
2013-09-11 08:56:20 AM

dittybopper: Guess what? Still doesn't come up.


guess what, FRONT FARKING PAGE:

farm3.staticflickr.com
 
2013-09-11 08:56:38 AM

Howard Finkelstein: doublesecretprobation: tardhammer.

Serious question time - is a tardhammer something that is used by the mentally challenged, or more of a used  on sort of tool?


Yeah, sure.
 
2013-09-11 08:57:10 AM

doublesecretprobation: dittybopper: Guess what? Still doesn't come up.

guess what, FRONT FARKING PAGE:

[farm3.staticflickr.com image 848x591]


Oh god I love this thread so much.
 
2013-09-11 08:57:23 AM

cameroncrazy1984: dittybopper: cameroncrazy1984: I mean, I get that you're trying to save face here, but that's really reaching. The AP has been a news source for content deliverers for over 100 years.

I've already mea culpa'd, in BIG, BOLD LETTERS. I retracted the headline.  I'm man enough to know when I've made a mistake, I'm just pointing out *WHY* I made the mistake.

Right, you're trying to blame the AP and the way NPR sorts search results rather than your own incompetence.


1. I'm not blaming the AP.  I don't know where you got that idea from.

2. I *AM* blaming NPR because their search function should have shown the link to the AP story as one of their "best matches".

3. Their website does link to the AP story, but they haven't reported on it themselves over the air yet, at least according to their search function, which I have less confidence in now anyway.
 
2013-09-11 08:57:48 AM

dittybopper: cameroncrazy1984: dittybopper: Howard Finkelstein: Nice libelous headline, submitter.

Thank you.

Oh, and actually, it doesn't meet the definition of libel:  NPR hasn't written a story about it, they've just linked to an AP story about it.

Your headline doesn't specify a difference between written by and published by.

Well, do a search on their web page and click the little "Heard on Air" checkbox, and do a sort by date:

[i39.tinypic.com image 639x359]

Guess what?  Still doesn't come up.


It's definitely not a glitch or anything.  While NPR did do a story on air, and did post an AP article, it is clear they are trying to cover this story up.  The on-air story and AP article only gives them plausible deniability if they are accused of bias.  Pretty sneaky, sis.
 
2013-09-11 08:58:11 AM

cameroncrazy1984: doublesecretprobation: dittybopper: Guess what? Still doesn't come up.

guess what, FRONT FARKING PAGE:

[farm3.staticflickr.com image 848x591]

Oh god I love this thread so much.


Upvoted for the LULZ
 
2013-09-11 08:58:49 AM

dittybopper: cameroncrazy1984: dittybopper: cameroncrazy1984: I mean, I get that you're trying to save face here, but that's really reaching. The AP has been a news source for content deliverers for over 100 years.

I've already mea culpa'd, in BIG, BOLD LETTERS. I retracted the headline.  I'm man enough to know when I've made a mistake, I'm just pointing out *WHY* I made the mistake.

Right, you're trying to blame the AP and the way NPR sorts search results rather than your own incompetence.

1. I'm not blaming the AP.  I don't know where you got that idea from.

2. I *AM* blaming NPR because their search function should have shown the link to the AP story as one of their "best matches".

3. Their website does link to the AP story, but they haven't reported on it themselves over the air yet, at least according to their search function, which I have less confidence in now anyway.


I guess it was just too hard for you to look to the right-hand side of the front page of NPR.org, eh?
 
2013-09-11 08:59:12 AM

dittybopper: I'm man enough to know when I've made a mistake, I'm just pointing out *WHY* I made the mistake.


son, as submitter of over 1200 greened headlines, let me point out one thing I've discovered:

When you fark up a headline, you admit your failure, you accept your failure then you shut the fark up and do better next time. You don't try and make your point afterwards when you're still wrong.
 
2013-09-11 09:00:08 AM

doublesecretprobation: dittybopper: I'm man enough to know when I've made a mistake, I'm just pointing out *WHY* I made the mistake.

it's been on their front page all morning tardhammer.  also heard the story on my way into work three farking hours ago.


Not all morning.  I actually checked the website before I submitted.
 
2013-09-11 09:00:20 AM
It doesn't show up, if you go completely out of your way to avoid seeing it and use this one specific search! It's a conspiracy to cover up the election results and pretend it didn't happen!

Also, that election was less a referendum on gun control and more the opinion of 9000 people in a Colorado district.
 
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