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March 2017



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No plans to investigate alleged US abuses of detainees in New Jersey.

That's part two of a two-part report; a link to the first part is on the page.

I am saddened, but not surprised.


Huh, when I was listening to that report there was a postscript from the 'anchor' stating that they had just received an email from the SS... er... I mean the Office of Homeland Security saying that they would be launching an investigation on the treatment of detained deportees and that it would be available in the Spring. I hope that was correct.
I hope so too.
Isn't it interesting how they had no plans to investigate until someone 'outed' them?
"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances."

Old-fashioned investigative journalism is a beyootiful thing.
Actually, I don't believe they get any federal funding anymore. Not since the early 80's.

It's all listener/corporate sponsor supported.

Okay--I checked--2% of their funding comes from grants.

I think they're the most reliable news source in the United States, frankly.
Definately. Though, I would nominate The Christian Science Monitor as one of the best news sources in print.

And yanno, the Detroit Free Press used to be a pretty good rag, although I dunno if it is any more.

The Gray Lady ain't what she used to be, alas.
I heard the first part of the report on NPR yesterday. I think I'm going to have to listen to the second part tomorrow at work. :(
This afternoon, NPR had an addendum which stated they received an e-mail from Homeland Security Inspector General stating that they will be investigating these allegations.

Pretty maddening story, wasn't it.
It breaks my heart.

I think the important thing to keep *talking* about it.

It's about time

I've missed this type of hard-hitting reporting since 2000. I mean, really, NPR hasn't done anything like this since before the saga of Monica and Bill. It's about damn time.