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NPR seems to only have left wing / liberal hosts & speakers - what gives?

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posted on Feb, 5 2018 @ 08:00 PM
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I listen to my local public radio and I have to say that it seems 99% of radio hosts and people appearing on the show are far left leaning liberals. They will have someone call into the show once in a while with a conservative view point or talk to a republican representitive (senator or whatever) but that seems to be about it. I have never hear a host ask any of the questions that a conservative would ask the guest on the show, even a soft ball conservative question. When they do have a conservative call in, they often have to cut to a "break" very quickly or they will interrupt them over and over with nonsensical points followed by mis-construing what the caller says. When the caller is off the air, the hosts will talk about them (very often in a demeaning, derogatory and off-putting way) and misrepresent what the caller was trying to say or a host of other slimy tricks.

I think there needs to be some kind of balance on this program if there is going to be one penny of tax payer money going to them. I'd like to have a weekly segment (min of 1 hour) on guns N ammo education for all the mis-informed lib's out there. Then when they are having people call in, there should be two hosts, a lib and a conservative, and each gets to ask the same # of questions. Now the questions can't be outright rude and ignorant, but they can be deep and probing such as asking "why do you think this is deserved" or "do you think it is fair for others to go without because your XXXXX costs the same as 10 other children in the school" and when they say "the district pays for it" and the conservative says "well Ma'am/Sir, that is incorrect, I pay for it and so does everyone else in the district with the 4.9% property tax increase last year after the 3.7% the year before and the 4.1% the year before that".

Those are they types of conversations that need to happen on public radio that are supposed to represent the entire population of the state. When one family uses the same amount of schooling resources of a class of 30 kids (because of special needs that they demand be met, including before & after school) and is again pregnant with another child that has been diagnosed in the womb with major medical problems (never to be healthy or probably live without lots of care) and then asks why do all these other kids suffer because they have had to make massive cuts to curriculum (no school trips, removed 6 sports programs and 3 after school programs) because of the added burden this family is putting on the district and they have no plans on stopping having more little angels. If left to the current NPR hosts, it would all be sympathetic tears for how hard the mothers life must be, how difficult it is on her, how she is SUPERMOM to make all this work for her rat pack and how bad they feel for her when they heard some people actually questioned the amount of funds being spent on these few childred in the face of such massive cuts to the core of the schools programs. They'd make the guest look like a hero. There needs someone in there for a reality check and say look at students 1-30 who can no longer be in school plays, no longer go to the air and space museum and the city art museum for class trips, no longer can they play against other schools in soccer, football, baseball, basketball or wrestling because they had to be cut to provide funds for this "lady's" sweet little innocent angels and soon there will be another that has even more severe health problems that the school will have to find funding for. the Conservative host should then ask her what she thinks would be fair for the school to cut to pay for the new child, maybe sell the seats in the school buses or even stop bussing the kids (they are normal so they can walk 2-10 miles to get to school) or maybe we can cut a science class or math class and add something called "applied sciences" where we turn it into a child's workshop where kids can sew clothing to be sold to support the newest member of your family.

The above is obviously a hypothetical but it isn't too far off from some of the stories I've heard on NPR (minus the conservative questions and rebuttals) but wouldn't it be so great to hear that type of question asked during these stories to give people some perspective of the situations?




posted on Feb, 5 2018 @ 08:06 PM
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a reply to: DigginFoTroof

I've even written to NPR pointing out the fact that their commentators and guests seem to be liberal/left-leaning, and gave an example of a guest who was criticizing Obama's administration for allowing Hezbollah to conduct drug & arms trafficking but they cut the guest off before she could even explain what the Obama administration was guilty of.

They wrote me back and said "they are accused of being both too right-wing, and too left-wing".

Right then I knew they were 150% full of ****





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posted on Feb, 5 2018 @ 08:10 PM
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Make your own show. Join your local public access channel, take the production courses and tell your story.

www.videomaker.com...

That's how Alex Jones started and now commands a multimillion dollar empire. If that dork can do it, so can you!!
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posted on Feb, 5 2018 @ 08:15 PM
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Something, something -- Fox News is fascist propaganda. Something, something -- Fox News isn't even news! Something, something -- NPR isn't even left-wing! It's based in reality (unlike Fox News) and reality has a liberal bias. *snicker* *snort* -- something, something -- impeach Drumpf!



posted on Feb, 5 2018 @ 08:15 PM
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Conservative radio shows outnumber progressive ones nearly 3 to 1, I'm sure you could find plenty of other radio stations that use Conservative talking points.

But I don't listen to radio talk shows so take my advice with a grain of salt.



posted on Feb, 5 2018 @ 08:25 PM
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Yeah NPR seems to be going along with the Big3 networks.

Big3 = ABC, CBS, NBC

Big3+1 = Big3 + (PBS/NPR)

😴



posted on Feb, 5 2018 @ 08:48 PM
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a reply to: DigginFoTroof

I like npr, they have good information, with that being said, npr belongs to the left like rush Limbaugh belongs to the right. It’s just the way it is, feel good mellow talking lefties.



posted on Feb, 5 2018 @ 08:52 PM
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Its been that way for a while. I really would like to hear non-partisan hosts but what can ya do.



posted on Feb, 5 2018 @ 08:52 PM
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Because conservatives love money and know they won't get much of a payday from NPR
*said with shrugged shoulders and tongue firmly pressed into cheek*



posted on Feb, 5 2018 @ 09:19 PM
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originally posted by: 3NL1GHT3N3D1
Conservative radio shows outnumber progressive ones nearly 3 to 1, I'm sure you could find plenty of other radio stations that use Conservative talking points.

But I don't listen to radio talk shows so take my advice with a grain of salt.


That is because conservative radio relies on the free market. Every left wing radio host / station eventually fails. My issue is that NPR gets tax dollars to promote their views.

Former CEO of NPR; Leaving the Liberal Bubble


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posted on Feb, 5 2018 @ 09:31 PM
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NPR is liberal?!?!?

I’m truly shocked...

Next thing you will try to say the sky is blue and water is wet...

-Chris



posted on Feb, 5 2018 @ 09:42 PM
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a reply to: DigginFoTroof

From an American standpoint, they only seem liberal. To the rest of the 1st-world, they are centrists. We don't really have a truly left-wing mainstream media outlet. Our centrists in our eyes are super right-wing to the rest of the world. NPR is centrist, at best.



posted on Feb, 5 2018 @ 09:49 PM
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originally posted by: 3NL1GHT3N3D1
Conservative radio shows outnumber progressive ones nearly 3 to 1, I'm sure you could find plenty of other radio stations that use Conservative talking points.

But I don't listen to radio talk shows so take my advice with a grain of salt.


Big difference, conservative radio isn't subsidized by federal dollars.



posted on Feb, 5 2018 @ 09:50 PM
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originally posted by: Abysha
a reply to: DigginFoTroof

From an American standpoint, they only seem liberal. To the rest of the 1st-world, they are centrists. We don't really have a truly left-wing mainstream media outlet. Our centrists in our eyes are super right-wing to the rest of the world. NPR is centrist, at best.


To a leftist it would appear so.

p.s. National Public Radio. Not International.



posted on Feb, 5 2018 @ 09:57 PM
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originally posted by: DigginFoTroof
I listen to my local public radio and I have to say that it seems 99% of radio hosts and people appearing on the show are far left leaning liberals.


When did that happen?!?

Actually I quite enjoy public radio. There's news segments I never hear elsewhere.

I could do without the smarmy Saturday morning stuff like " Wait, wait don't tell me" That show and their ilk make me feel cringy to be White.


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posted on Feb, 5 2018 @ 10:01 PM
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NPR got shed of Juan Williams . Seems he was not Liberal enough .
Speaks volumes.



posted on Feb, 5 2018 @ 10:17 PM
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originally posted by: Teikiatsu

originally posted by: Abysha
a reply to: DigginFoTroof

From an American standpoint, they only seem liberal. To the rest of the 1st-world, they are centrists. We don't really have a truly left-wing mainstream media outlet. Our centrists in our eyes are super right-wing to the rest of the world. NPR is centrist, at best.


To a leftist it would appear so.

p.s. National Public Radio. Not International.


Exactly. It's national therefore centrist. People who aren't self-identified with the alt-right often see mainstream media as centrist.



posted on Feb, 5 2018 @ 10:25 PM
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originally posted by: Abysha


From an American standpoint, they only seem liberal. To the rest of the 1st-world, they are centrists. We don't really have a truly left-wing mainstream media outlet. Our centrists in our eyes are super right-wing to the rest of the world. NPR is centrist, at best.




C'mon now, were all adults here. Even public radio admits it's very liberal and progressive.

It's ok. There's nothing wrong with that.




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posted on Feb, 5 2018 @ 10:31 PM
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check their funding



posted on Feb, 5 2018 @ 10:39 PM
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originally posted by: Abysha

originally posted by: Teikiatsu

originally posted by: Abysha
a reply to: DigginFoTroof

From an American standpoint, they only seem liberal. To the rest of the 1st-world, they are centrists. We don't really have a truly left-wing mainstream media outlet. Our centrists in our eyes are super right-wing to the rest of the world. NPR is centrist, at best.


To a leftist it would appear so.

p.s. National Public Radio. Not International.


Exactly. It's national therefore centrist. People who aren't self-identified with the alt-right often see mainstream media as centrist.


As I said before, to a leftist it would appear so.




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