Skip to comments.NPR Badgers Lynne Cheney on Daughter
Posted on 02/18/2005 1:46:55 PM PST by Stoat
NPR -- Never Praise Repulicans
The left NEVER asked a hard question of Tipper and certainly didn't ask about her son's sexuality. Or his arrest(s) for pot use or DWI (I've forgotten which it was).
Nice try, but it's obvious Kerry's comments on this hurt him more than any Cheney family member.
Perhaps maybe, because this is her daughter and she may love her? If she were mine, I wouldn't disown her jsut because she behaves in a way I may not agree with. If that is your chioce, fine. But not everyone believes that way you do.
Your reply was, actually, disgusting.
Well, this is NPR. Would you really expect any different.?
The Left only has hysteria and recycled Marxism to work with. This is what a dying ideology looks like.
Here is NPR's take on the matter from their ombudsman... http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?columnId=2781901
Lynn Cheney on 'Fresh Air with Terry Gross'
One bright spot in an otherwise fraught week was on NPR's Fresh Air.
On Thursday, Feb. 10, Terry Gross interviewed Lynn Cheney, author, conservative and wife of the vice president.
Mrs. Cheney was there in part to talk about a history book she has authored. She spoke about how Americans should have a better sense of their own history, the story of America is one of progress and freedom, and she spoke about how Americans should take pride in the accomplishments of the country. The interview also covered her critique of how history is taught, the influence of the women's movement on her own life and career, and what it was like to grow up in a small Wyoming town.
Some listeners did complain, though. When Terry Gross moved the interview to conservative positions on gay rights, listener Doug Jorrey wrote:
It was very clear to me that Ms. Gross had an agenda for the interview that was much different than what was promised. Her comment to Mrs. Cheney that "I know you don't like to talk specifically about your daughter's sexuality BUT..."' was typical ambush journalism. I found this and other attempts to pull Mrs. Cheney (out) of the closet on gays and faith to be childish and far beyond the scope of the promised discussion. Does Ms. Gross always do this with folks she doesn't agree with? It's poor journalism, and probably the reason why I don't often listen to Fresh Air.
Tough, But Respectful
A few listeners, such as Dulce McLeod, disagreed and thought it was a tough but respectful interview with a very articulate spokesperson for the conservative side:
Terry Gross is the type of interviewer that asks the right questions. It is sometimes uncomfortable to hear them but appreciate her spunk.
Danny Miller is the executive producer of Fresh Air:
It was frankly not surprising that Ms. Cheney was less enthusiastic discussing other topics in the news (in particular: the call for a constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage, how that issue impacted on the election, and the Buster controversy). While we respect Ms. Cheney's desire for privacy specifically in regard to her daughter Mary (no questions were asked about her), that doesn't mean that the entire topic of gay rights and gay marriage was off the table. Many Americans are interested in what a public figure with Ms. Cheney's influence would have to say on these topics, especially given the fact that one of her children is gay. And for the record, our producer Amy Salit made it clear over the course of several phone calls with Lynne Cheney's office that we would talk about her children's book, but that other issues would be covered as well.
I also thought there were moments when Terry Gross was too persistent in her questioning of Mrs. Cheney. But overall, I thought it was a model of how good public radio interviews can be when people in the public spotlight need to be held to account.
Unlike Bill O'Reilly in a Fresh Air interview some months ago, Mrs. Cheney did not run away. She stood her ground, and so did Terry Gross. It was tough and nobody blinked.
That accounts for the tension many listeners felt during the 38-minute interview.
I felt it, too, but I couldn't stop listening.
Why does Lynne Cheney have to "publicly repudiate her daughter's perverted lifestyle"? To satisfy people like you? That's moronic.
I suspect Terry Gross is a dyke.
If some Democrats opposed their party leaders on abortion, said that there were differing views within the party on this important social issue, they'd win more elections. They're monolithic on that issue and chase away an entire voting bloc.
Is the junior Gore a sodomite?
GROSS: I don't want to ask you any questions about your daughter Mary...
CHENEY: I hope everyone takes time to read my book because public schools over the years have failed to educate our children about how our great nation came into existence.
Seriously, what's the interviewer going to do at that point? Especially if every question he asks about Mrs. Cheney's daughter is met with a critique of the public school system, or the way we view history, or... well you get the idea.
Thanks very much for your post....it reminds me of why it's a complete waste of time to listen to NPR. The endless snide, condescending remarks about conservatives make it clear that they have no interest in even a passing glance in the direction of objectivity.
I'm constantly amazed that the Left thought that they weren't getting their side of arguments out to the public and felt the need to form Air(head) America....what's the point, when there's already NPR doing it?
CHENEY: Well, not too difficult, since I've done it - how many times now in the last ten minutes? Perhaps six? I've made my position clear.
Gotta love Mrs. C
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