MPR knows bestPosted by Craig Westover | 10:13 AM |
There’s so much inherently wrong with MPR’s purchase of WCAL from St. Olaf College that it’s too much for a Saturday morning post, but if one wants to get quickly to the core of the issue, it lies in this quote from the AM’s Pioneer Press --
"When MPR or most nonprofit institutions take on some sector of community service, they get in it for the long term," said Sarah Lutman, MPR's senior vice president for cultural programming.So, let me understand -- we’re using tax dollars to enable a handful of people at MPR to inflict on the rest of us their “value about the kind of community we want to live in and how we want to treat each other . . . . [about] how we want our community to be”?
"MPR has a value about the kind of community we want to live in and how we want to treat each other," Lutman said.
"In that way, we're like the BBC. Our motives are very different from commercial radio. It's about the content itself, about reflecting where we live and how we want our community to be."
Even this doesn’t make up for that kind of arrogance from the chardonnay charlatans. This just reinforces the danger.