Tomorrow's New York Times features an article about happy days at National Public Radio. The network has $230 million to throw around, thanks to a bequest by Joan Kroc, widow of McDonald's impresario Ray Kroc.
Great, great, but the article reports this about NPR's managing news editor Bill Marimow, who didn't listen to much public radio at his old job as managing editor of the Baltimore Sun:
"To be honest, I was usually too tired at the end of the day to listen to anything thoughtful," he said, adding that he preferred listening to country acts like Emmylou Harris and Johnny Cash, or rock standards like the Beatles and Beach Boys.You mean the music of Emmylou Harris, Johnny Cash, the Beatles and the Beach Boys isn't thoughtful?!