(Fun fact to know and tell: When asked why there’s a hyphen in Jell-O, the great Fred Allen said, “That’s where the banana goes.”)
When we last left On the Media, NPR uber-personality Ira Glass had tasked the show with proving that NPR is not at all liberal.
On the Media – you are the perfect vehicle for this – you were made for this purpose: To measure the political bias of public radio.
It needs to be done – you are the only ones – you are the ones best positioned of everyone in the country, in the public radio system, in the world – to do this mission, and I hand it to you.
It’s an urgent mission and it needs to be done and done beautifully.
So this weekend’s edition took a stab at it.
You can listen to the results here.
The hardworking staff will provide transcript excerpts on Monday.
UPDATE: Here they are.