On The Media’s Brooke Gladstone Unilaterally Declares NPR Centrist

In a conversation with NYU Press Thinker Jay Rosen about NPR’s serial firings of staffers and freelancers over their advocacy of Occupy Wall Street, On the Media host Brooke Gladstone made this statement:

What’s wrong with different kinds of institutions deciding on different kinds of reporting? You have right-wing news organizations, left-wing ones, and ones in the center . . . like public radio

So that pesky NPR liberal bias thing is all settled?

Good to know.

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3 Responses to On The Media’s Brooke Gladstone Unilaterally Declares NPR Centrist

  1. Andrew Langmead says:

    Maybe she’s believing her own reporting from earlier this year about NPR bias: http://www.onthemedia.org/2011/mar/25/does-public-radio-have-a-liberal-bias-the-finale/transcript/ They had conservatives keep listening diaries. They had liberal watchdog groups perform studies looking for bias.

    Since their earlier reporting declared themselves not unduly biased, can they just report it now without going back to the original research?

  2. Bob Gardner says:

    Sure, why not? The liberal bias of NPR was brought into being by unsupported assertions. Couldn’t it be dismissed the same way?

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