Former NPR CEO opens up about liberal media bias

Most reporters and editors are liberal — a now dated Pew Research Center poll found that liberals outnumber conservatives in the media by some 5 to 1, and that comports with my own anecdotal experience at National Public Radio. When you are liberal, and everyone else around you is as well, it is easy to fall into groupthink on what stories are important, what sources are legitimate and what the narrative of the day will be.

This may seem like an unusual admission from someone who once ran NPR, but it is borne of recent experience. Spurred by a fear that red and blue America were drifting irrevocably apart, I decided to venture out from my overwhelmingly Democratic neighborhood and engage Republicans where they live, work and pray.

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  • simus1

    Dividing the opposing factions between commie fabulist pamphleteer sewer rats and semi honest practitioners of the scribbler trade would also keep things in perspective.

  • ntt1

    Once again the problem is the journalist’s education. Until the marxism in academe is balanced out, there will continue to be Marxist/ progressive thinking grads, that is the way they have to think in order to graduate, interview and land jobs with other marxist progressives . Start by hiring journalists who have seen things and done things.
    Start giving them the same weight as overwrought feminists that have never worked with their hands or gotten dirty .

  • Millie_Woods

    Red and blue America are not drifting apart. Wedges are being driven between them by politicians whose goal is to slice and dice the population into its constituent groups and pit them against each other, at the expense of unity, loyalty and the common good. With so much power and money at stake, it’s inevitable that scum will do whatever it takes to rise to the top. I’m sure it was the same in Ancient Rome and Athens. An educated population, a free and honest press and constant vigilance is the only way to stave off the destruction of a republic from within…..and maybe the odd civil war.

  • BillyHW

    Only 5 to 1? It’s at least 19 to 1. And that’s just at Fox News.

  • Hard Little Machine

    They feel invulnerable. They can and will admit to anything now because they don’t care what you think

    • A Hamilton Guy

      You can feel the look down when they talk too you; likeyou should be under a rock.

  • Brenda

    “I certainly didn’t expect the intense discussion of racial equity and
    refugee issues — how to help them, not how to keep them out —”

    In other words, you can be a leftie or a rightie, as long as you are pro-refugee. There is no anti-refugee option.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    He also discovered that the sun rises in the eastern sky.