NPR journalist blows whistle on network's obsession with DEI

Apr 09, 2024 View Original Article
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    22% Somewhat Conservative

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    15% ReliablePoor

  • Policy Leaning

    38% Medium Conservative

  • Politician Portrayal

    56% Negative

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Contributing sentiments towards policy:

65% : Instead of exploring the question of systemic racism in America, Berliner writes that the message from the top was clear: 'America's infestation with systemic racism was declared loud and clear: it was a given.
54% : Yet, Berliner recalls hearing a colleague say 'it was good we weren't following the laptop story because it could help Trump.'
47% : Schiff, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, was interviewed by NPR, by Berliner's count, as many as 25 times about Trump and Russia.
44% : He says NPR editors were quick to jump on claims that Donald Trump was a Russian asset - but far more reticent to cover their subsequent debunking.
37% : In an essay for The Free Press, Berliner notes that while NPR has always had a liberal bent, the publication was not 'not knee-[expletive], activist, or scolding' - something he says changed when Donald Trump entered the political arena.
37% : Berliner explains that Trump's 2016 candidacy for presidency changed how NPR covered politics, writing: 'what began as tough, straightforward coverage of a belligerent, truth-impaired president veered toward efforts to damage or topple Trump's presidency.'NPR, Berliner writes, became obsessed with rumors about Trump colluding with Russia to defeat Hillary Clinton, repeatedly covering Representative Adam Schiff as he led the fight against Trump.
20% : However, when Robert Mueller's report found no credible evidence of collusion between Trump and Russia, 'Russiagate quietly faded from our programming,' Berliner writes.

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