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  •  Um (9+ / 0-)

    NPR used to provide reliable straight news on Morning Edition and All Things Considered. My public radio station also carried other news programming from various producers that were moderate and sane. I almost stopped listening, because all of their coverage of economic and financial issues completely changed direction. NPR now espouses hard-line, right-wing conservative views about money and economics in an interrupted fashion. Deficits! Obamacare! Entitlements!

    "I'll believe that corporations are people when I see Rick Perry execute one."

    by bink on Thu May 02, 2013 at 05:35:15 AM PDT

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    •  Really? (2+ / 0-)
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      Mister T, Iberian

      I am a regular listener, and I hear no such thing.  I hear some pretty darned liberal bias reporting, with a nod to the other side in the name of journalistic ethics.  If you want to listen to "news" where everyone agrees with you, put on MSNBC and feel good about yourself.  Isn't that our main critcism of Fox?  The left is not always right, you know.  Pardon the word usage...

      •  I'm a regular listener too, and I guess one of us (2+ / 0-)
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        Ray Pensador, MrJayTee

        needs to have their ears cleaned. How can there be any real debate that the various forces of corporatism have not warped the NPR reporting in favor of the Kleptocracy? I guess that toss-off about how we can always put on MSNBC "and feel good about ourselves" says it all.

        Sure seems that when it comes to what is good for the most of us, the Right (which is pretty inarguably the corporatist/kleptocratic gang) is almost always WRONG.

        "Is that all there is?" Peggy Lee.

        by jm214 on Thu May 02, 2013 at 08:54:25 AM PDT

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    •  the wall (1+ / 0-)
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      Ray Pensador

      In the late 90's, NPR did a series of reports on the suffering experienced by Palestinians as the result of the Israeli occupation.   Those reports lead to protests at the NPR offices in Boston and a sharp drop in contributions.  NPR took notice, its been downhill since then.  The slide was increased when the Bush people took over the Public Broadcasting Board and changed personnel.  They destroyed the PBS Newshour Program too.  Its junk now.   Its a big loss.

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