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(NPR)   NPR's Nina Totenberg shares stories from her 50 years of friendship with Justice Ginsberg   (npr.org) divider line
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2020-09-19 11:27:33 PM  
Damn, just damn....
 
2020-09-19 11:36:25 PM  
Both of them are extraordinary individuals. Wonderfully written.
 
2020-09-20 4:04:34 AM  
Having a hard ass for a friend must be hard, but worth it.

Most of mine seem to be dumber than a bag of dumb hammers.
 
2020-09-20 5:10:31 AM  

baka-san: Having a hard ass for a friend must be hard, but worth it.

Most of mine seem to be dumber than a bag of dumb hammers.


All those 'friends' who just agree with you and help dumb down the curve?
 
2020-09-20 5:11:47 AM  
The intelligence curve, that is. (For the resident dummies.)
 
2020-09-20 5:41:19 AM  
Damn, this hits hard. I already knew RBG was straight up gangsta, but the stories keep rolling in to emphasize how much she ruled. It makes it even harder to think about how giddy some people have been about her death. Some of the things I've heard make it really hard to believe that there's anything redeemable about our species
 
2020-09-20 6:32:41 AM  
I was teary eyed listening to this yesterday while driving around.
 
2020-09-20 6:37:48 AM  
I listened to that yesterday afternoon. Along with her Weekend Edition Saturday story. They each beautifully frame RBG's story, and also are the kind of thing I point to when I think about why I am an NPR fan.
 
2020-09-20 8:48:43 AM  
It is impossible for me not to mourn the loss of this giant of American Democracy. I sincerely hope we can find her like again to help steer is to a brighter future.

/Excuse me, I've apparently sprung leaks in my face
 
2020-09-20 9:18:46 AM  
We have lost an iconic fighter for equality and justice, who also happened to be a tiny, hardcore woman.

RIP Justice Ginsberg, you will be missed.
 
2020-09-20 9:34:29 AM  
The best way to honor her memory is to do exactly what she did: fight until we can't.
 
2020-09-20 9:39:13 AM  
Surprised NPR doesn't offer Totenberg totin' bags.
 
2020-09-20 10:29:24 AM  
"You know, I think that a club that is too good for Nina Totenberg is too good for me, too."

Classy lady and a true friend.
 
2020-09-20 12:03:10 PM  

SBinRR: "You know, I think that a club that is too good for Nina Totenberg is too good for me, too."

Classy lady and a true friend.


Which is actually concerning.  I'm positive that Ginsburg would have recused herself if a case involving Totenberg had been before the Supreme Court, even if the rules didn't require it, out of her deep sense of justice and fairness.

What concerns me is that Totenberg was reporting on her personal friend.

https://www.npr.org/about-npr/6884050​1​2/independence#conflictsofinterest

I have been listening to NPR on my way into work and my way home for at least 15 years now and I can't recall any mention of Nina Totenberg having a personal friendship with Justice Ginsburg when Totenberg was reporting on cases before the Supreme Court.

Even if Totenberg is professional enough that she can separate her friendship from her reporting, it creates the impression of non-impartiality.
 
2020-09-20 12:13:52 PM  
This is one of the reasons I've been a life-long NPR supporter and doubled my contribution in 2020.   The reporters are consummate professionals who know exactly what is going on in the world.  Their depth of knowledge going back 50 years means you get the news put into a real perspective based on actually having been there for the most important moments in history.
 
2020-09-20 12:53:14 PM  
She loved her wine. Confined to one glass a day, she rebelled when my husband, David, brought her a giant glass filled halfway up at break-fast on Yom Kippur. "David," she instructed, "fill it up to the top."

That explains it.

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2020-09-20 1:10:24 PM  
I swear on Friday at the end of her eulogy to Ginsburg on NPR, Totenburg sobbed a little and then I lost it.
 
2020-09-20 2:11:49 PM  

dittybopper: SBinRR: "You know, I think that a club that is too good for Nina Totenberg is too good for me, too."

Classy lady and a true friend.

Which is actually concerning.  I'm positive that Ginsburg would have recused herself if a case involving Totenberg had been before the Supreme Court, even if the rules didn't require it, out of her deep sense of justice and fairness.

What concerns me is that Totenberg was reporting on her personal friend.

https://www.npr.org/about-npr/68840501​2/independence#conflictsofinterest

I have been listening to NPR on my way into work and my way home for at least 15 years now and I can't recall any mention of Nina Totenberg having a personal friendship with Justice Ginsburg when Totenberg was reporting on cases before the Supreme Court.

Even if Totenberg is professional enough that she can separate her friendship from her reporting, it creates the impression of non-impartiality.


your concern has been noted.
 
2020-09-20 3:02:35 PM  

dittybopper: SBinRR: "You know, I think that a club that is too good for Nina Totenberg is too good for me, too."

Classy lady and a true friend.

Which is actually concerning.  I'm positive that Ginsburg would have recused herself if a case involving Totenberg had been before the Supreme Court, even if the rules didn't require it, out of her deep sense of justice and fairness.

What concerns me is that Totenberg was reporting on her personal friend.

https://www.npr.org/about-npr/68840501​2/independence#conflictsofinterest

I have been listening to NPR on my way into work and my way home for at least 15 years now and I can't recall any mention of Nina Totenberg having a personal friendship with Justice Ginsburg when Totenberg was reporting on cases before the Supreme Court.

Even if Totenberg is professional enough that she can separate her friendship from her reporting, it creates the impression of non-impartiality.


You should read the article.
 
2020-09-20 4:00:44 PM  

dittybopper: SBinRR: "You know, I think that a club that is too good for Nina Totenberg is too good for me, too."

Classy lady and a true friend.

Which is actually concerning.  I'm positive that Ginsburg would have recused herself if a case involving Totenberg had been before the Supreme Court, even if the rules didn't require it, out of her deep sense of justice and fairness.

What concerns me is that Totenberg was reporting on her personal friend.

https://www.npr.org/about-npr/68840501​2/independence#conflictsofinterest

I have been listening to NPR on my way into work and my way home for at least 15 years now and I can't recall any mention of Nina Totenberg having a personal friendship with Justice Ginsburg when Totenberg was reporting on cases before the Supreme Court.

Even if Totenberg is professional enough that she can separate her friendship from her reporting, it creates the impression of non-impartiality.


that's why NPR has an Ombudsman and people (overseers?) whose job it is to make sure the stories are unbiased.

Justices are their own ethics overssers
 
2020-09-20 4:01:44 PM  

dittybopper: Even if Totenberg is professional enough that she can separate her friendship from her reporting, it creates the impression of non-impartiality.


Editorial note: This guy up here ^^^ actively defends child molesters.
 
2020-09-20 5:12:55 PM  
Nina Tote-bag
 
2020-09-20 5:17:58 PM  
She gives.
She takes away.
/ you're all the same.
// tho I'd like to meet you
 
2020-09-20 5:18:28 PM  
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