While I think it is true that a lot of people who work at NPR are pretty liberal, I also think they are pretty balanced in terms of content. They give liberals a hard time just as much as conservatives in interviews, and they do make a real effort to get both sides of the story. Also if the hosts/interviewers have a bias they usually will say so and have a bit of a sense of humor about it. I love NPR.
Quote from: rcrooks on August 13, 2006, 11:50:44 AMThe only stations that I have noticed that are close to center or slightly right are:Obviously Fox NewsMSNBCCNBCThe rest I see as pretty clearly slanted left... its all in perspective though.Are you nuts? CNN's got Glenn Beck and that crazy female dog Nancy Grace. The only left leaning person on any major news network is Keith Olbermann.
The only stations that I have noticed that are close to center or slightly right are:Obviously Fox NewsMSNBCCNBCThe rest I see as pretty clearly slanted left... its all in perspective though.
Not to mention Lou Dobbs, Wolf Blitzer.
I would be interested to learn what kinds of liberal bias people think they hear.
If we set Fox as the benchmark for Fair and Balanced news, NPR is off the charts.
Come now, how many of the DC media corps voted for Bush? Not a perfect gauge, but it gives the general idea.
Quote from: Freak on August 16, 2006, 08:06:55 AM Come now, how many of the DC media corps voted for Bush? Not a perfect gauge, but it gives the general idea.Until you show me how this is reflected in NPR's (or any other media outlet's) coverage, I don't find this particularly persuasive. tkd720man is right: NPR bends over backwards to appease the conservatives who accuse it of bias (particularly the right wingers currently heading the CPB), and it interviews more conservative politicians than liberals, more Republicans than Democrats, more experts from right-leaning think tanks than from left-leaning ones. I know a bunch of people who work at the Wall Street Journal, and they are all Democrats or further left; no one is accusing the Journal of liberal bias (or are you?). Perhaps the real issue is that most people who are engaged deeply with current events are critical of this administration, our intervention in Iraq, etc. Well, you can't have it all. You guys get to run things, and the spoils of that victory will endure for much longer than the minor pleasure that comes from knowing one was right all along.