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TreasonousBastard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-11 10:26 AM
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5. It tries to go pretty much down the middle, but...
a few commentators might be leaning a little rightward. Most are not, and most of the shows I listen to tend to lean somewhat to the left, if they lean at all.

The thing is that there is no such thing as absolutely unbiased news anywhere, and if you believe in Fox, NPR is a hotbed of revolutionaries. If you think Olbermann is the ideal of reporting, NPR is rightwing trash.

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  -How much does NPR news coverage lean to the right ? steve2470  Sep-28-11 10:01 AM   #0 
  - I quit listening years ago when the Bush administration and the neoconservative  mmonk   Sep-28-11 10:02 AM   #1 
  - The Bush/neo-con's did indeed politicize NPR to the right.  Greybnk48   Sep-28-11 10:53 AM   #8 
  - definately worse when bush was in an talk of cutting public TV/radio.  pansypoo53219   Sep-28-11 11:31 AM   #11 
  - The odd fact is that while some of us on the Left perceive NPR  hedgehog   Sep-28-11 10:04 AM   #2 
  - The right still thinks all media outside of Fox is left.  mmonk   Sep-28-11 10:08 AM   #3 
     - And some here think MSNBC is a right-wing network  IndyPragmatist   Sep-28-11 12:37 PM   #16 
  - At least one important local show has been DUMBED DOWN.  patrice   Sep-28-11 10:22 AM   #4 
  - It tries to go pretty much down the middle, but...  TreasonousBastard   Sep-28-11 10:26 AM   #5 
  - They used to be dead-center unbiased  hifiguy   Sep-28-11 10:40 AM   #6 
  - They have mutated into a pseudo-"centrist" populizer of right wing memes....  Faryn Balyncd   Sep-28-11 10:55 AM   #9 
  - I think their tone changed when they started accepting and announcing corporate sponsorships  slackmaster   Sep-28-11 12:30 PM   #15 
  - NPR never bites the Great Corporate Lords that feed them.  hunter   Sep-28-11 10:47 AM   #7 
  - sometimes i hear left. fewer times right. depending on guests. but generally left feel ONLY cause  seabeyond   Sep-28-11 10:55 AM   #10 
  - Oh for Pity's Sakes!  yellowwood   Sep-28-11 11:48 AM   #12 
  - they drank the Kool Aid several yrs back at least....basically a neo-liberal stance  amborin   Sep-28-11 11:51 AM   #13 
  - I quit listening after NPR decided they needed to be all over the Clinton BJ BS.  qb   Sep-28-11 12:28 PM   #14 
  - NPR does Right Wing Propaganda......  FrenchieCat   Sep-28-11 12:40 PM   #17 
  - Passed This One Along To An NPR News Director...  KharmaTrain   Sep-28-11 12:50 PM   #18 
  - On the Media had a great episode about this. Oh, and I love Wisconsin Public Radio  PeaceNikki   Sep-28-11 04:20 PM   #21 
  - Depends on the show  RZM   Sep-28-11 01:22 PM   #19 
  - My bad, next time I will phrase the poll as something more neutral  steve2470   Sep-28-11 04:16 PM   #20 

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