NPR, National Public Radio, is tax payer funded coupled with donations they solicit from their numerous stations worldwide. NPR also labels its self in the following way according to their mission statement found on the NPR website, http://www.npr.org/about-npr/192827079/overview-and-history:
“On-air and online, NPR presents fact-based, independent journalism that examines and airs diverse perspectives. NPR’s journalists strive for mastery of the narrative form, telling stories in ways that transport the audience to the places where news is happening and introducing the people affected.”
NPR claims to “air diverse perspectives.” That is unless you are Milo Yiannopoulos. Colin McEnroe conducted the interview, that of which was to air on July 11th as Milo Yiannopoulos was making rounds around the country promoting his best-selling book, Dangerous. The interview never aired on McEnroe’s show and Newsweek’s Alexander Nazaryan reported to have seen correspondence between Yiannopoulos’ staff and a WNPR producer, discussing the show airing live on July 11th. NPR did not air the show on the 11th nor have they aired the interview at any point to date. As the delay to air the interview continued, WNPR did respond to Yiannopoulos’ inquiries according to Newsweek, telling him the interview would air “sometime in August.”
NPR has been battling claims of liberal bias for quite some time, and for good reason. According to Media Research Center, NPR’s own official ombudsman, Jeffery Dvorkin, admitted to a liberal bias in NPR programming. Bob Edwards has also shown a brazen liberal bias in his “news reporting” in which objectivity is substituted for his criticisms of conservative foreign policy.
There have been many “liberal bias” accusations on numerous NPR hosts over the years and by listening to the current coverage, it appears that not much has changed. In fact, it seems to have gotten much worse with regard to the swift introduction of President Trump in the political folds.