Reign of Terror

Friday, October 10, 2008

Transcript

Last year, actor Sayed Badreya told us what it felt like, as an Egyptian-American, to always be cast as the terrorist. “Why not for one day I can be a hero?” he said. “Why not for one day I can have the girl?” Well, there’s always tomorrow.

Comments [2]

Sara Davis from Havertown, PA

On your October 12 program, there was a discussion of stereotypes and their relationship to the presidential election campaign. I several times heard the phrase "preaching to the choir." As a longtime church choir member, I can tell you that we are by no means the unquestioning, uncritical, mindlessly accepting group that this phrase, yet another stereotype, implies. We are there every Sunday and hear it all, and a few minutes in our choir room after the service would convince you of our ability to discern among the good, the bad, and the mediocre.

Oct. 12 2008 03:39 PM
David Work from Chapel Hill NC

This morning I heard on of your "Reporters" use my pet peeve, using the word "not" in a question in the following way. "Is it not true that........"

I believe that , technically , it is not possible to deliver an affirmative answer to that question.

If the reply is Yes, he is agreeing that it is not true.
If the reply is No, he is using a double negative which means that it is, in fact, not true. One would think that Journalism Professors would provide some instructions on this-----or Producers/Editors could fix this problem.

Oct. 11 2008 06:39 AM

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