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.
April 4: Remembering Past Wars . . . and Preventing the Next: An event to mark 100 years since the United States entered World War I, and 50 years since Martin Luther King Jr. made his famous speech against war. A new movement to end all war is growing. 6-8 p.m. at 5th and K Busboys and Poets, Washington, D.C.
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