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The Voice of a Quaker Hawk: Scott Simon, NPR & The Empire


By Lisa Simeone - Posted on 05 June 2012

The Voice of a Quaker Hawk

Scott Simon, NPR & The Empire

by DAN KOVALIK

As a matter of habit, I listen to NPR nearly every morning, including to Scott Simon’s “Weekend Edition” program on Saturday mornings. However, like most habits, it is not a good one, leading almost inevitably to feelings of anger, sadness, and regret for time ill-spent.

While most of my liberal friends love Scott Simon for his old, folksy charm, and his interest in cultural icons of the left (such as Pete Seeger, Bob Dylan, and Studs Terkel), I know him for what he truly is: an unapologetic shill for imperial violence against Third World peoples.

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