Veteran NPR reporter blasts outlet for being dominated by far-left activists who tell readers what to think

By The Post Millennial

Veteran NPR reporter blasts outlet for being dominated by far-left activists who tell readers what to think

Longtime National Public Radio reporter Uri Berliner has revealed in detail how the broadcaster went from being a respected American institution to an out-of-control ship fueled by ideology and steered by far-left activists.

In an article for the Free Press titled, “I’ve Been at NPR for 25 Years. Here’s How We Lost America’s Trust,” Berliner broke down what went wrong.

He began by noting that since it was founded in 1970, NPR had been able to capture the hearts and minds of Americans from all backgrounds, political persuasions, and walks of life. Even in 2011, the audience “still bore a resemblance to America at large.”

That all changed, he explained, with the election of Donald Trump, when “what began as tough, straightforward coverage of a belligerent, truth-impaired president veered toward efforts to damage or topple Trump’s presidency.”

Berliner recalled how his colleagues pounced on every opportunity to paint Trump in a negative light and protect his Democratic opponent, from relentlessly pushing the Russiagate hoax and failing to admit, following the release of the Mueller Report, that they had got it wrong, to choosing not to pursue the Hunter Biden laptop story.

This trend away from straight news towards political pandering, Berliner continued, was on full display in NPR’s coverage of George Floyd’s death in 2020, when instead of trying to sus out whether America really was systemically racist, now-former CEO John Lansing essentially told staff they were to take it as a given that it was.

“Race and identity became paramount in nearly every aspect of the workplace,” Berliner lamented, noting that journalists were “required to ask everyone we interviewed their race, gender, and ethnicity (among other questions), and had to enter it in a centralized tracking system,” and that everyone was “given unconscious bias training sessions.”

Diversity, equity, and inclusion staff grew in number, and before long, identity politics began to reign supreme in the newsroom, and activists, not experts, called the shots when it came to language, story angle, and other important aspects of reporting.

Berliner maintained, however, that despite its slide into partisan programming, defunding the public broadcaster was not the answer. Change, he argued, could only come from within.
“Despite our missteps at NPR,” he concluded, “defunding isn’t the answer. As the country becomes more fractured, there’s still a need for a public institution where stories are told and viewpoints exchanged in good faith. Defunding, as a rebuke from Congress, wouldn’t change the journalism at NPR. That needs to come from within.”

He expressed hope that the new CEO, Katherine Maher, could right the ship and get it back on course.

2 thoughts on “Veteran NPR reporter blasts outlet for being dominated by far-left activists who tell readers what to think

  1. A little late to the party, sir. Your institution has been a lying scumbag for decades, made most obvious during both Iraqi wars of the nineties. I hardly know of any news outlet that is more virulently Zionist. I have heard you sway the public into your varied and sweet forms of Communism and your ultra divisive racism. Except for spying on you now and then I had to stop listening due to the level of toxicity that you spew on the truth. Latest example is representing Hamas as a true Palestinian voice and not something created, trained, and funded by Israel. Close yourself down; you owe to humanity.


  2. This story is going totally viral! I have seen this story on virtually every alt-news site I have visited in the last three days. And it should go viral–NPR…I hate NPR!…is evil, and lying sack of trash, and not because leftists listen to it, but because they hate Christians, hate no-woke Americans, hate folks upholding traditional values (esp. white males), and hate the truth. Only thing worth listening to is sometimes they play folk music–from a woman from an area where the only radio station is NPR!

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