Weekend Edition Saturday, July 19, 2008 · In northern California, organized crews of poachers are raiding residential recycling bins and are sometimes threatening homeowners who get in the way. Authorities in the Bay Area say it's a sign of the sour economic times, but it's costing cities plenty. San Francisco alone estimates it's losing $500-thousand a year to recycling bandits. NPR's Richard Gonzales reports. (4:10) NPRIf it's a sign, well, how about reading the sign. Why "poachers"?
No poets, no entrepreneurs, no ragpickers, no priests, no judges, no lawgivers, no soliders, no mothers.
Marching lockstep with the general degradation of value, (yesterday's NYT had a front page video ad for iphone starring david pogue) NPR is more consumer spectacle, more Night of the living dead, than journalism. Especially All Things Considered and Scott Simon.