One veteran journalist at a major outlet just attacked NPR for their out-of-control lies

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Over the past few years, Americans have been waking up to the fact that the mainstream media is fake.

Everyone saw how far the talking heads on TV were willing to go in order to sell their propaganda to the public.

And one veteran journalist at a major outlet just attacked NPR for their out-of-control lies.

NPR journalist recalls a time when the audience “still bore a resemblance to America at large”

Uri Berliner has worked for National Public Radio since the late 1990s.

For most of his career, he was proud to be a part of their organization. 

The journalist saw the outlet as a place where average Americans could get an independent take with “voices around the country” who were diverse and “radically different from our own.” 

But Berliner just sounded the alarm in an article titled I’ve Been at NPR for 25 Years. Here’s How We Lost America’s Trust.

The article drew attention to the growing problem of far-Left activists taking control of the narrative at the iconic news outlet.

The veteran journalist noted that conservatives may have never viewed NPR as independent, but he believes that it is only a recent development. 

“Back in 2011, although NPR’s audience tilted a bit to the Left, it still bore a resemblance to America at large,” he wrote. 

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NPR changed dramatically following the election of Donald Trump in 2016. 

Berliner said that his victory “was greeted at NPR with a mixture of disbelief, anger, and despair,” which led to a rise in political advocacy among his colleagues. 

Noting that he “eagerly voted against Trump twice,” he said it was undeniable that the press around his Presidency was far from free and fair. 

“What began as tough, straightforward coverage of a belligerent, truth-impaired President veered toward efforts to damage or topple Trump’s Presidency,” he wrote.

Berliner compared the “persistent rumors” over the Russian-collusion hoax to “catnip” for reporters. 

NPR “hitched [its] wagon to Trump’s most visible antagonist, Representative Adam Schiff,” he wrote.

After the Mueller Report largely exonerated Trump, NPR seemed to purposely ignore the development. 

Berliner said that it’s “one thing to swing and miss on a major story,” but what happened at NPR was much worse than that. 

The journalist said that his outlet went on to “pretend it never happened” and showed “no self-reflection” on the matter.

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According to his experience, “there’s an unspoken consensus about the stories [NPR] should pursue and how it should be framed,” and it’s similar to “an assembly line.” 

Most of the issues stemmed from initiatives being pushed by the C-suite and their choice to dismiss concerns over “the lack of viewpoint diversity.” 

Berliner said that these decisions resulted in diminishing public trust for NPR and it’s easy to see in the numbers. 

“Last year, NPR laid off or bought out 10 percent of its staff and canceled four podcasts,” he wrote, before adding that he believes it could be a bad omen. 

What’s more concerning is that the audience mix has shifted in a major way.

In 2023, “only 11 percent [of the NPR audience] described themselves as very or somewhat conservative,” whereas 67 percent identified as “very or somewhat liberal.”

At this point, Berliner sees only two options for NPR. 

“We can keep doing what we’re doing, hoping it will all work out. Or we could start over, with the basic building blocks of journalism,” he said.

The journalist hopes that new CEO Katherine Maher will adopt one simple rule, which is “don’t tell people how to think.”

Patriot Political will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.