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National Public Radio Ombudsman: “Balance” is Not Our Guiding Ethic

Don Irvine  —   August 7, 2014 
 

This probably won’t come as a shock to conservatives, but National Public Radio admitted on Wednesday that “balance” isn’t the network’s guiding ethic.

The revelation came during a Reddit Ask Me Anything session with NPR ombudsman Edward Schumacher-Matos:


NPR’s guiding ethic is not ‘balance,’ in the sense that you present two sides as equal in their merits. Often factually they are not. Our responsibility is to give listeners and Web readers the correct facts and context. There might still be two opinions on how to interpret the facts, or which ones to give more weight to. NPR’s responsibility is to allow listeners to hear those opinions, especially if they have influence. Wacko or irrelevant opinions can be disregarded. What is wacko is a judgment call.

In other words, listeners aren’t capable of determining for themselves what is correct, so NPR is doing them a favor by deciding for them.

And they wonder why conservatives think they’re liberally biased?
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NPR has now officially admitted that it is an echo chamber.

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I think what NPR determines a 'correct fact' is whatever fits their leftist template.

As with other news sources, they are no longer hiding their leftist bias.

Perhaps that's progress when one is looking for the truth.
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NPR and the democrats have lied so much they can no longer discern the difference between a lie, distortion, or a total fabrication.  Truth isn't even in their vocabularies.
Abraham Lincoln:

There is no grievance that is a fit object of redress by mob law.
--January 27, 1838 Lyceum Address

Don't interfere with anything in the Constitution. That must be maintained, for it is the only safeguard of our liberties. And not to Democrats alone do I make this appeal, but to all who love these
great and true principles.
--August 27, 1856 Speech at Kalamazoo, Michigan

Let us then turn this government back into the channel in which the framers of the Constitution originally placed it.
--July 10, 1858 Speech at Chicago


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