NewsBusters Podcast: NPR Says Bye-Bye Berliner, Hello to Censoring CEO

April 17th, 2024 11:01 PM

After stirring up a hornet's nest at NPR about a leftist tilt, senior editor Uri Berliner resigned Wednesday, but that doesn't mean NPR types can refute his argument on their insularity and intolerance. New CEO Katherine Maher insulted Berliner as attacking staffers for "who they are," and as it turns out, at Wikipedia she refused to tolerate "misinformation" on COVID before they knew much…

NewsGuard Maintains NPR’s Perfect Rating Despite Berliner's Suspension

April 17th, 2024 5:00 PM

Last week, now-former NPR business editor Uri Berliner drew the ire of the station’s new, far-left CEO after he called out NPR for allowing the liberal worldview to dominate the newsroom. Berliner’s act of journalistic integrity ultimately cost him his job; he was suspended and ultimately resigned. But despite NPR’s retaliation against a whistleblower and others coming forward to corroborate…

Woke NPR CEO Katherine Maher Donated to Democrats Like Stacey Abrams

April 17th, 2024 10:00 AM

Conservative Twitter is having a ball with woke new NPR CEO Katherine Maher's tweets drew a New York Times story (which isn't in the paper). But Maher also expressed her opinions by donating to a pile of Democrats, including the "Fair Fight PAC" of election-denying leftist Stacey Abrams, who thinks she still won the governor's race in Georgia.

Column: NPR Morning Star Lamely Swats at Their Suspended Dissident

April 17th, 2024 5:45 AM

National Public Radio senior editor Uri Berliner has been suspended for his unauthorized critique of the insular liberal bias of his network. NPR star and Morning Edition host Steve Inskeep took to his Substack blog to slam Berliner’s article as “filled with errors and omissions.” Inskeep did a lot of omitting himself. 


MRCTV's Mandelburg on OAN: Dancing in the White House, Woke NPR

April 16th, 2024 3:28 PM

MRCTV's Tierin-Rose Mandelburg and Alison Steinberg of One America News Network discussed recent media topics, including Katie Couric's controversial comments on Trump's MAGA supporters and White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre's dance moves. They also highlighted NPR's new CEO's woke views. Lastly, they found the obsession over a football player liking a Donald Trump post unnecessary…

NPR Internal Critic SUSPENDED Without Pay for Going Public on Bias

April 16th, 2024 10:16 AM

In his latest company-man report, NPR media reporter David Folkenflik revealed that NPR senior editor Uri Berliner was suspended without pay for five days (beginning Friday) for deciding his years of internal advocacy for more fairness and balance in NPR's coverage had been fruitless, so he went public. 


Fox Host Notes 'MSM' Skips NPR Hubbub, Would Leap On Fox Insider Leak

April 15th, 2024 12:31 PM

On Sunday's MediaBuzz show on the Fox News Channel, host Howard Kurtz brought on ex-NPR reporter Juan Williams to recall his own in-house experience with the radical left inside NPR. Kurtz also noted most of the "mainstream" media have skipped any mention of the hubbub over NPR senior editor Uri Berliner's expose. 

The NPR-Listening ‘Elite 1%’

April 15th, 2024 11:15 AM

Consider this proposition: “Suppose that your favorite candidate loses a close election. However, people on the campaign know that they can win by cheating without being caught. Would you rather have your candidate win by cheating or lose by playing fair?” Just 7% of Americans said, “Win by cheating.” This is from a startling new Scott Rasmussen poll.


PBS Panel Touts Abortion as 'Great Issue for Democrats,' If 'Ghoulish'

April 14th, 2024 6:47 AM

Abortion is back in the news with a vengeance, after the Arizona Supreme Court reinstated a Civil War era ban on abortion and candidate Donald Trump reacted with a moderate, federalist stance on abortion. Friday’s episode of public television’s weekly roundtable panel Washington Week with The Atlantic was dominated by abortion politics as a life-saver for the Democrats (if not for the…

New NPR CEO Haunted by Woke, Anti-Trump Tweets As Editor Exposes Bias

April 13th, 2024 8:15 PM

“Our people represent America, our irreducibly complex nation,” Maher wrote Friday, in a response that did not address Berliner’s evidence of the news organization’s relentlessly leftist slant. “We succeed through our diversity.”

Who's Fact-Checking Whoopi on GOP Wanting to Bring Back Slavery?

April 13th, 2024 4:00 PM

Whoopi Goldberg echoed all over the media world when she charged the Republicans "want to bring slavery back" as she raged against an abortion ban in Arizona. Who will fact-check her on this crazy claim?

NewsBusters Podcast: Nina Totenberg Radio Exposed Again as Leftist Den

April 12th, 2024 10:39 PM

NewsBusters can tell you National Public Radio has demonstrated a leftist bent from the beginning. Nina Totenberg destroyed the Douglas Ginsburg nomination to the Supreme Court, then tried again with Clarence Thomas. This animus against conservatives didn't kick in when Donald Trump ran for president.

Will NewsGuard Demote NPR’s Perfect Rating After Revelations of Bias?

April 12th, 2024 5:23 PM

On Tuesday, National Public Radio business editor Uri Berliner blew the whistle on the station’s “assembly line” of liberally biased reporting, which he said was being cranked out “one story after another” framed with the leftist worldview. The expose put NPR under the microscope and put a serious blemish on the organization. But the question now is: will that blemish finally force media-…

Column: 'Public' Radio Isn't Dedicated to the Masses

April 12th, 2024 6:18 AM

Is National Public Radio fair and balanced? Do they care what you think?