A question for a day in which NPR’s top executive is forced out, and the right can’t contain its glee: what’s the difference between NPR and Fox News?
You won’t read better than this, I think.
I don’t doubt for a milisecond – and never have – that NPR and the NYT have often profound biases to the liberal side of the equation. I’ve long argued that they should admit it and move on. But I don’t get the sense from watching PBS or listening to NPR that they take it as their guiding mission to push for a particular political party or rig the news to inflame a political party’s base. I think they still try to aim for fairness and the truth. I truly don’t believe, with a few exceptions that this is the case with FNC. I think it’s a political operation using the guise of “journalism” to advance a cause and a party; I think NPR is a news organization with a political bias.
That’s from the invaluable Andrew Sullivan’s Daily Dish. (Here’s the link to the full post, though in this case I had to take most of it in order for the argument to make sense.)