NPR Suspends Editor Who Blew Whistle on Outlet’s Leftist Agenda

NRP has suspended a veteran editor after he blew the whistle on the “news” network’s leftist agenda.

Uri Berliner exposed the left-wing bias at the taxpayer-funded outlet during a public rebuke of the organization last week.

Berliner’s five-day suspension without pay began on Friday, NPR media reporter David Folkenflik reported.

As Slay News reported, Berliner penned a bombshell piece in the Free Press that criticized NPR’s coverage of the Russiagate Hoax, the Covid lab leak theory, Hunter Biden’s scandalous laptop, severe anti-Trump bias among staff, and the embrace of the far-left theory of “systemic racism.”

He also accused the organization of downplaying antisemitism following October 7.

Berliner also wrote that registration records in 2021 showed an astonishing disparity between Democrats and Republicans in the NPR newsroom.

He said writers refused to report on stories they felt would “help” President Donald Trump, among other things.

Berliner revealed that the bias among staffers indicates an “open-minded spirit no longer exists” at NPR.

“It angered many of his colleagues, led NPR leaders to announce monthly internal reviews of the network’s coverage, and gave fresh ammunition to conservative and partisan Republican critics of NPR, including former President Donald Trump,” Folkenflik wrote.

Folkenflik also spoke to Berliner directly.

The suspended editor told him embattled new CEO Katherine Maher is not the right person for the job after a plethora of far-left social media posts she wrote before being hired came to light.

Berliner reportedly told Folkenflik:

“We’re looking for a leader right now who’s going to be unifying and bring more people into the tent and have a broader perspective on, sort of, what America is all about.

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“And this seems to be the opposite of that.”

Folkenflik also reported that Berliner tried “repeatedly to make his concerns over NPR’s coverage known to news leaders and to Maher’s predecessor as chief executive before publishing his essay.”

A former high-level NPR executive who worked with Berliner reportedly told Fox News recently that it would be hard for Berliner to remain at the company.

“It seems to me that it would be very difficult for him now at NPR,” he continued.

“I’ve seen stuff on the internet that he’s come under attack by people who are still at NPR.

“I think he did this out of a sense of principle.”

In response to Berliner’s claims, NPR’s editor-in-chief Edith Chapin sent a memo to staff.

In the memo, Chapin said she and her team “strongly disagree” with the veteran editor’s assessment of the quality of NPR’s journalism and integrity.

However, the memo included leftist talking points such as declaring support for so-called “inclusion.”

As part of the lengthy memo, she wrote:

“We’re proud to stand behind the exceptional work that our desks and shows do to cover a wide range of challenging stories.

“We believe that inclusion — among our staff, with our sourcing, and in our overall coverage — is critical to telling the nuanced stories of this country and our world.”

Chapin also said she was proud of the organization’s work and lauded NPR as “one of the most trusted news organizations in the country.”

“Let’s not forget that the reason we remain one of the most trusted news organizations in the country is that we respect people’s ability to form their own judgments,” she added.

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By Frank Bergman

Frank Bergman is a political/economic journalist living on the east coast. Aside from news reporting, Bergman also conducts interviews with researchers and material experts and investigates influential individuals and organizations in the sociopolitical world.

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