KUHF Head Mocks GOP

As if NPR wasn't in enough trouble.

Sports

We were all over the Final Four, of course (our Visitor's Guide is useful for natives, too), but also took a look at the Astros' dismal prospects for the upcoming season, the Rockets' surprising late-season run and the Aeros' efforts to get into the playoffs. State Senator Royce West, an attorney representing Dallas Cowboy Dez Bryant in suits claiming he's welshed on more than $800,000 he owes for jewelry, offered up the lamest possible defense ever.

Eating...Our Words

We devoured crawfish and purple potatoes at Moon Tower Inn and reported back with photos, and later in the week shared the sad news that the Health Department has cracked down on dogs (of the canine, not sausage, variety) at the hipster hangout. We checked in at new hot spot El Real to try old-school Tex-Mex — with lard in the beans, of course. And we listed frozen cocktails besides margaritas to cool off with as the weather heats up.

Arts

It was a yin and yang week with Art Lies announcing it was out of the publication business while Sundance Cinemas announced it was breathing new life into the abruptly closed Angelika theater downtown. We assessed the merits of each team's uniform in the Final Four. And we urged you to get off your backsides and make your way over to the Menil Community Arts Festival and Houston Indie Book Fair.

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David Broadus
David Broadus

After months of anticipation of the new all classical station, I tried to tune in this morning and got nothing but static. I live inside the beltway and listen on a BOSE Home Theater which picks up KUHF loud and clear. Haven't been in my car yet, but I am sure the story will be the same.Once again Houston has effectively NO CLASSICAL station. I moved here in 1968 and enjoyed KLEF until they sold out, then K-ARTS until they went away. Dallas can support a great classical station for over 50 years, but not Houston. Sad.I will now only tune in to KUHF for my Saturday morning ritual of Car Talk and Wait Wait Don't Tell. I notified them to not expect further contributions until they get the signal strength on KUHA up to a par with KUHF. In my humble opinion, they should have made KUHF all-classical and put all that talk talk babble babble on KUHA.

Jimhary
Jimhary

So much for me EVER contributing $$$$$$$$$$$$$ to KUHF again.

Don John
Don John

Yes, cause I'm sure up till now you were a dedicated listener and donor.

Don John
Don John

An entire article about how the local NPR head doesn't like Republicans? I was touched by your "fear" that Proffit's quoting Mencken would be received "explosively" (once you had published a sensationally-written column about it). It's a shame that there's been no reaction to your bullshit hit-piece article -- maybe if you could get Drudge Report to link it?

You may not know this, but disdain for modern Republicanism is widespread among people that read Village-Voice owned alternative papers, people who listen to KUHF, and people in the arts, in general. So no, I don't think Proffitt's offending anyone anywhere near his sphere of influence. And if you've checked the top 10 movies at the box office or paid attention to the political discourse lately, I think you can see how there's an argument to be made about not underestimating the intelligence of the masses. Read the Federalist Papers, Mark Twain, or yes, Mencken, if you'd like to see how esteemed and far back the tradition of questioning the intelligence of the masses go.

I'm more curious about who tipped you off on this story. It's doubtful that you were just randomly scrolling through the quotes on Moffett's FB page, and the entire article is obviously designed to stir up anger at NPR, so my question is, are you writing troll articles on behalf of Republican anti-NPR interests, or because you're angry about the whole KTRU/KUHF deal, and you're just looking for ways to get back at the perceived bad guys?

So who was it that tipped you off, Lomax? And do you enjoy playing a role in intimidating anyone in the public sphere from voicing personal (and well within the mainstream) political beliefs on their goddamn FB page? In all seriousness, you should be ashamed of yourself. Leave the intimidation tactics to Bush-era relics and Fox News.

Oh Brother
Oh Brother

blah blah blah>too long, didn't read.

2010hou
2010hou

Well said, though I'm sure the three Republicans who read the Houston Press are applauding.

Gary Packwood
Gary Packwood

John Proffitt is listing a degree from Oberlin College in Ohio on his FB page; one of the most prestigious small liberal arts colleges in the World.

He must be their only graduate to misquote H.L. Mencken.

Another first for H-Town.

Mitch
Mitch

What is it about the political left that attracts these yahoos all ooey-gooey with smarter and more virtuous than thou self regard? Talk about people who lack any sense of what it really means to be--dare I say it--an American.

Formerfratboy
Formerfratboy

oh please! He's not done anything worse than what this very publication has done. And they do it without ads for strip clubs, masseuses, escorts, and trannies. Go get some real journalism.

npr sux
npr sux

1) The net is full of stories about people getting fired because of what they posted on Facebook. 2) KUHF's head pays himself a salary of $150k. 3) Houston Press isn't tax payer subsidized and doesn't pretend to be unbiased.

 
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