Wednesday, October 17, 2007

These People Need To Do Their Homework

The local flap over radio station WDUQ's refusal to accept advertising from Planned Parenthood is, in my eyes, little more than a tempest in a teapot. I don't see eye to eye with either side, so I don't really have a horse in this race. After reading the Moron Mail in this morning's Psychosis-Gazette, I can't help thinking that those who are advocating the cause of Planned Parenthood don't quite understand that WDUQ is not your typical NPR radio station. Take this chap from Shadyside, for instance:

As a past contributor to WDUQ, I had no idea that my contribution was supporting a mouthpiece of the Roman Catholic Church ("WDUQ Pulls Planned Parenthood Spots," Oct. 13). Never again.

The next time WDUQ asks for my support, I will suggest it ask the pope. As a strong supporter of Planned Parenthood's mission, I have to assume my contribution would not be welcome anyway.

"Mouthpiece" isn't exactly the right word. Hours upon hours of jazz music doesn't exactly equate to preaching Roman Catholic theology. Presumably this guy knows that the DUQ in WDUQ stand for DUQuesne University. He need look no farther than Duquesne's web site for the mission statement:
Duquesne University of the Holy Spirit is a Catholic University, founded by members of the Congregation of the Holy Spirit, the Spiritans, and sustained through a partnership of laity and religious.
So WDUQ is a radio station loosely affiliated with a Catholic institution of higher learning. And people are surprised about the decision not to take the Planned Parenthood money, when the goals of the latter are decidedly not in harmony with the mission of the former? Know where your money is going before you pony up, fella.

Then there's an outraged chick from Lawrenceville who says something outrageously funny:
If we cannot support WDUQ without "supporting" Duquesne University and the Roman Catholic Church, many of us will choose to support other, less partisan NPR stations.
"Less partisan NPR stations"??? Nationalsocialist Public Radio is incapable of being "less partisan" anywhere. No matter what NPR station you listen to, you're hearing hyperpartisan propaganda. As I said above, the university's Catholic mission doesn't have a huge impact on the programming. Any time I have tuned in to WDUQ, it's either monotonous jazz or the sleep-inducing tones of NPR's lefty talkers.

Get a friggin' clue, people.

1 comment:

ClickNathan said...

Holy smoking angels, pal, was that ever insightful!