Does any woman at NPR have any self-respect?
I've covered The Diane Rehm Show and Fresh Air and Talk of the Nation. None of them could deliver an equal number of female and male guests. They couldn't even do 45% females to 55% males. How do they live with themselves?
How do they justify working for a sexist institution like NPR?
And how, when they're hosts and they're women, do they continue this sexist culture?
I've just started tracking the male-female aspect of Tell Me More but already I'm seeing the same pattern. If we're lucky, it will end up being 1/3 of the guests were women. If we're lucky.
Women make up a little over 50% of the US population.
So why is it so damn difficult for NPR to find women to put on the air?
Because they're sexists -- men and women, all of them.
That explains how the female host of Tell Me More can do a show with 2 female guests and 6 men.
Election thoughts? This is from Carlos Villarreal (CounterPunch):
For the left – those of us not aligned with the Democratic Party – this is positive not because our great socialist leader was re-elected, but because he actually didn’t do all that great. In 2008 Obama ran on a far more progressive platform than reflected by either his governance since then or his 2012 platform. Obama 2008 was a sharp contrast to McCain/Palin and to the 8 years of Bush before. Obama 2012 mostly ran on killing Osama Bin Laden and a couple of other things mostly important to partisans.
About 8 million less votes than he got in 2008, that's what they say.
This is C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"