National Public Radio
National Public Radio (NPR) is a not-for-profit organization which produces and broadcasts various radio programs including news, talk shows, and entertainment. The audience of NPR listeners has grown exponentially since the organization's inception in 1970. Currently, NPR reports that 26 million Americans tune in each week. Not only does NPR boast a large weekly audience, it also produces the two most listened-to radio programs on public radio: Morning Edition and All Things Considered. A November 2005 poll claimed NPR to be the most trusted radio-broadcast news network in the United States.
NPR, along with PBS, has been accused of tailoring its fake news broadcasts toward a liberal point of view, making it little different than the mainstream media it claims to compete against. According to NPR, "NPR supports its operations through a combination of membership dues and programming fees from over 860 independent radio stations, sponsorship from private foundations and corporations, and revenue from the sales of transcripts, books, CDs, and merchandise. A very small percentage -- between one percent to two percent of NPR's annual budget -- comes from competitive grants sought by NPR from federally funded organizations, such as the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, National Science Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts."
All Things Considered
New Orleans-based National Public Radio commentator Andrei Codrescu said of Christians,
- The Rapture, and I quote, 'is the immediate departure from this Earth of over four million people in less than a fifth of a second,' unquote. This happily-volatilized mass of the saved were born again in Jesus Christ....The evaporation of four million people who believe this crap would leave the world an instantly better place.
- During the Leftwing insurrection of 2020 NPR made the false claim that alleged "white supremacists" were using vehicles to run down alleged "peaceful" rioters based on an edited video from Louisville, Kentucky. The allusion was intended to bring to mind a 2017 Charlottesville incident in which a protester was run over. In Alamosa, Colorado a 27 year old white Black Lives Matter protestor shot an innocent driver in the head who was trying to avoid protesters blocking the street at an intersection. Another was shot in Provo, Utah. After riling leftists with false reporting, NPR later had to walk back its claim about the Louisville incident when it was discovered that the driver, who was black, was in fact the victim of a violent leftist assault.
- In late August 2020, NPR promoted a book outright justifying looting.
- Michel Martin, host of NPR’s Tell Me More, on CNN had this exchange with Margeret Carlson discussing the Ground Zero Mosque:
- MARGARET CARLSON: And wouldn’t it be a great thing if they moved it a few blocks? And Muslims and Americans who still worry would be talking to each other. Let’s compromise.
- MICHEL MARTIN (NPR): Why should they move it?
- CARLSON: Well, why don’t we compromise?
- MARTIN (NPR): Did anybody move a Catholic church? Did anybody move a Christian church after Timothy McVeigh – who adhered to a cultic, white supremacist cultic version of Christianity – bombed the Murrah building in Oklahoma?
- NPR's Nina Totenberg said on air of Sen. Jesse Helms' claim that the government may be spending too much on AIDS research,
- I think he ought to be worried about what's going on in the Good Lord's mind, because if there is retributive justice, he'll get AIDS from a transfusion, or one of his grandchildren will get it."
- McCauley, Michael. NPR: The Trials and Triumphs of National Public Radio (2005) excerpt and text search
- Ed Cullen
- David Sedaris
- Juan Williams
- Articles about National Public Radio from previous "Breaking News"
- NPR.org, Annual Reports, Audited Financial Statements, and Form 990s, retrieved 28 March 2009 
- NPR, All Things Considered, Conservapedia: Data for Birds of a Political Feather?, by Robert Siegel, March 13, 2007 
- Andrei Codrescu, All Things Considered, December 19, 1995.
- Two references:
- Bohon, Dave (May 29, 2019). NPR Memo Directs Journalists on How to Sanitize, Politicize Abortion Terminology. The New American. Retrieved May 30, 2019.
- CNN's Reliable Sources, August 22, 2010.
- Nina Totenberg of National Public Radio, July 8, 1995, Inside Washington.