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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 @ 10:41 PM
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a reply to: Teikiatsu

to see the media as anything but a propaganda unit to me just smells of ummmm, lack of awareness.




posted on Feb, 5 2018 @ 10:44 PM
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It MUST be confusing to listen to NPR if you're used to being entertained by FOX. Because, ultimatley...that's what FOX is.

"Infotainment"

Fox knows what you WANT to hear. So, they give it to you.

Facts aren't entertaining. Americans LOVE to be entertained.



posted on Feb, 5 2018 @ 10:47 PM
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Isn't NPR one of the publically-funded outlets that candidate Trump wanted to remove funding from?



posted on Feb, 5 2018 @ 10:50 PM
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originally posted by: Teikiatsu

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.


No, not just to a "leftist". To anybody who is not far right, it appears centrist. Including a wide swath of conventionally-leaning right-wing people.



posted on Feb, 5 2018 @ 10:52 PM
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a reply to: Abysha

I'm a libertarian who gave NPR a shot and had to turn it off because they lean far left



posted on Feb, 5 2018 @ 10:58 PM
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originally posted by: toysforadults
a reply to: Abysha

I'm a libertarian who gave NPR a shot and had to turn it off because they lean far left



As you should. To a true libertarian, anything other than AP or Reuters should be too left-leaning or too right-leaning to you. Honestly, those are the only two outlets I give any attention to these days.



posted on Feb, 5 2018 @ 11:07 PM
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As said earlier, the US far left is the rest of the world's center. And I don't mean Pelosi, Clinton, or the rest of those right wing corporatist in liberal clothing. The fact of the matter is the US is so far right that they think the center is far left, and as such, yes, npr seems a left wing outlet to them. For all their crying of the "massive liberal media" there are actually few if any real leftist outlets, and nothing far left, meanwhile there are tons of hysterical outlets that would be on the right fringe anywhere else, or even here 40 years ago for that matter.
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posted on Feb, 5 2018 @ 11:28 PM
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I noticed that NPR and PBS had liberal bias back around 2011 when I also noticed some of my libertarian friends turn socialist while suddenly feeling like NPR and that douchebag Noam Chomsky were equivalent to the new modern day gospel.

Liberalism is the new establishment, and let's face it. All of the MSM has always been establishment propaganda. It's just now, around half the country doesn't fall for their bs anymore.

Besides, their constant "pillow talk" tone and endless virtue signaling is enough to make any true individual want to punch someone in the face.

Can't stand NPR.


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posted on Feb, 5 2018 @ 11:38 PM
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It's become sickeningly predictable, you know exactly what they're going to say before they say it. If it's about immigration they interview a DREAMER who is working his way through college going in to aerospace and never the average immigrant. They never talk about immigration and crime, they tip toe around difficult subjects and avoid them at all costs. Even their headlines sound just like the MSM. I only have a problem with partisanship when it's my money being used.



posted on Feb, 5 2018 @ 11:52 PM
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NPR seems to only have liberal hosts




Big3+1 = Big3 + (PBS/NPR)


I don't know if I'd blame them too much, the GOP nominee has threatened kill their funding for the last 30 years...



posted on Feb, 6 2018 @ 12:10 AM
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Ok.

I am a self discribed, conservative libertarian. I admit that up front.

I have always loved wait wait dont tell me, and says you. Car talk was awesome.

The thing is, npr leans left, fox leans right. I listen to them both....so maybe i can filter out the truth.



posted on Feb, 6 2018 @ 12:23 AM
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a reply to: Abysha

Trust me conservatives can get on my nerves too



posted on Feb, 6 2018 @ 02:12 AM
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originally posted by: pavil

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.



You have to be joking - I hope so at least. This is the same thing that my dad said to me and I had to ask if we were talking about the same radio station and shows. Now there are some shows that aren't totally libby lefty loosies like Click N' Clack but I think those guys are pretty lib in many aspects.

But for the most part, it is very clear by the questions asked and not asked (there are often VERY obvious questions that I'm dying for the host to ask that they never do, because it might be too "hard" a question - holding feet to fire) and it is clear when they talk there is a change of tone on some questions like "sorry to ask this, but we are supposed to be non-biased" and they get a weak answer or evasion and they let it slide without pressing it. They just never ask questions that an average conservative would want to hear and never press on hard issues where the guest may be wrong.

Terry Gross does ask some kind of tough questions but never ones that really need to be asked. unfortunately I have to watch Fox for questions like that and the responses are always meandering, misleading misinformation to plain out right lies adn that's if they answer the question at all and don't just answer a totally different question that THEY feel should have been asked.



posted on Feb, 6 2018 @ 02:25 AM
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originally posted by: Asktheanimals
It's become sickeningly predictable, you know exactly what they're going to say before they say it. If it's about immigration they interview a DREAMER who is working his way through college going in to aerospace and never the average immigrant. They never talk about immigration and crime, they tip toe around difficult subjects and avoid them at all costs. Even their headlines sound just like the MSM. I only have a problem with partisanship when it's my money being used.


NAILED IT! My thoughts exactly. My dad says they are very fair and non-biased and I couldn't believe he didn't see the way it is. They are guilty of the equivilant in journalism of "lies of ommission" but their "crime" is knowing there are opposing views and not shining light on them or asking questions that would support (or debunk) those opposing views.

It's like if 55% of the country felt one way about something and the other 45% had opposing views, it seems that they don't cover the opposing views in ANYWHERE near the same level of detail or care than they do for the 55% (almost always the liberal side)



posted on Feb, 6 2018 @ 04:11 AM
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There are different types of NPR stations.
Some just play independent music with very little "liberal programs/topics", others are all SJW all the time. Depends on the market in each area. Plus NPR has always been liberal in that it used to mostly promote the arts.

However Back in the early 90's they also covered science topics. Dunno when that fell by the wayside? But it was a part of why I was intrigued enough to start listening.



posted on Feb, 6 2018 @ 04:11 AM
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DP

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posted on Feb, 6 2018 @ 07:24 AM
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Big thing about npr, listen to the words they use for the left vs the right.

For the first half of last year, all stories called him mr. Trump, not pres trump.

Believe it or not, word bias matters.
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posted on Feb, 6 2018 @ 07:36 AM
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originally posted by: pavil

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.





of course not...but here on ATS, it's the workings of the scumbag, communist, liberal, devils....please try and keep up with the liberal haters here, after all, they are trying their best to justify putting us into camps without the guilt



posted on Feb, 6 2018 @ 08:00 AM
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I remember listening to NPR in high school, thought they were fantastic balanced and honest.

Now a days, cant stand them, seems (I used that word since this is very subjective) heavily slanted now a days, and more of a parrot of the Main stream media.
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posted on Feb, 6 2018 @ 09:59 AM
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Ever thus.

NPR has always been far left propaganda outlet. I listen only to gleen what the leftist Elites have in store for our future. It drips of so-called Progressive insights and values. Sad that its reached fly-over country.




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