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NPR: liberal bias or just realistic, thorough and informed

dun

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NPR: liberal bias or just realistic, thorough and informed
« on: June 08, 2006, 11:01:17 AM »
Not that these are mutually exclusive, but what do you think?

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Re: NPR: liberal bias or just realistic, thorough and informed
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2006, 11:06:39 AM »
npr not pander to right-wing wack jobs like most of msm.

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Re: NPR: liberal bias or just realistic, thorough and informed
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2006, 03:49:03 PM »
Realistic, thorough, and informed...

I listen to/watch/read a lot of news outlets and, in my opinion, NPR is among the most unbiased of news sources.

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Re: NPR: liberal bias or just realistic, thorough and informed
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2006, 03:53:18 PM »
NPR is the bomb.  That's all I have to say.

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Re: NPR: liberal bias or just realistic, thorough and informed
« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2006, 02:40:40 AM »
They're certainly all of the latter, although I would be greatly surprised to discover that anyone in charge of the material covered there were conservative. After all, it's not just how you approach an issue, it's also the choice of issues you cover, and NPR's net seems a bit broader than other news channels. If that's liberal bias, then...(*sigh*)

I believe I read a study that the station actually gives more air time to "conservative" interviewees than "liberal" ones. I wouldn't say that this translates into absolute lack of liberal bias, but if true I suppose this indicates that the station attempts to incorporate a variety of perspectives.

Re: NPR: liberal bias or just realistic, thorough and informed
« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2006, 08:19:11 AM »
Both- I don't think it has a liberal bias, if that means democratic, but when it approaches stories, it does it from an intellectual and analytical point of view, whereas conseratives want to approach a story more from a defined cultural point of view- they want to see a new development in light of how it interacts with cherished institutions in our culture, and NPR doesn't do that from the little I listen to, but approaches it from a more intellectual perspective.

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Re: NPR: liberal bias or just realistic, thorough and informed
« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2006, 06:18:11 PM »
One question I have to ask is this- Maybe conservatives @#!* up more than liberals and are blaming the liberals.   ::)

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Re: NPR: liberal bias or just realistic, thorough and informed
« Reply #7 on: July 07, 2006, 03:34:36 PM »
One question I have to ask is this- Maybe conservatives @#!* up more than liberals and are blaming the liberals.   ::)

Considering that's not a question.  ::)

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Re: NPR: liberal bias or just realistic, thorough and informed
« Reply #8 on: July 12, 2006, 10:35:07 PM »
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Re: NPR: liberal bias or just realistic, thorough and informed
« Reply #9 on: August 10, 2006, 09:01:10 PM »
NPR is very liberal. Although I must confess that they do have quality programming.