Thursday, November 02, 2017 by Jayson Veley
When you think about it, NPR, or National Public Radio, really isn’t much different than networks like MSNBC and CNN. They all are hellbent on dragging this country further and further to the left, and each one is willing to spread lies and propaganda to do it. Other than the fact that one is on the radio and the other is on TV, perhaps the only real difference between NPR and left-wing cable news networks is that NPR is incredibly boring to listen to. At least when Rachel Maddow or Don Lemon spread lies about conservatives, they do it with some passion; on NPR, it’s monotone voices the entire way through.
Just as CNN, MSNBC, NBC, ABC, and CBS have done since the election of Donald Trump last November, NPR has cranked their propaganda knob up a couple of notches in hopes that they can derail the president’s administration and his agenda. Like typical leftists, the commentators over at NPR are always quick to paint the president in a bad light, often taking advantage of tragedies or civil unrest to imply that Trump and his supporters as racists and bigots.
This was the case made recently by Paul Craig Roberts, chairman of The Institute for Political Economy, in an article published on his website last month. Venting his sheer disgust for National Public Radio, Roberts wrote, “Listening to NPR this morning confirmed what I already knew. Charlottesville is being turned into another nail in President Trump’s coffin.
“NPR had no interest whatsoever in reporting the actual facts about what had occurred in Charlottesville,” Roberts continued. “The several ‘interviews’ with the like-minded were orchestrated to produce the desired propaganda result: It was all Trump’s fault. It was Trump’s fault for many reasons. He had stirred up White Supremacists and Nazis by appealing during the presidential election campaign to their supremacist views with his slogan ‘America first.’”
Paul Craig Roberts makes a very important point here: Left-wing networks like NPR have accumulated far too much control over what information is relayed to the people, and what information is withheld. Every single time they get in front of a TV camera or sit down behind a microphone, they betray the American people by intentionally filling their heads with rhetoric, half-truths and flat-out lies.
It’s unfortunate, but the one-sidedness of media networks like NPR serves as further proof that traditional journalism in America is dead. The practice of presenting both sides in a fair and balanced way has essentially been replaced by a political game of “catch me if you can” and “tear the other side down at all costs.” It has become more about silencing opposing viewpoints than about giving the American people the information they need to reach their own conclusions.
NPR’s biased coverage of the Charlottesville riots and their attempt to brand President Trump as a racist is only one example of how the entire network essentially exists to destroy anything that isn’t big government progressivism. Just days before the 2016 presidential election, for instance, former National Public Radio CEO Ken Stern did an interview with Vanity Fair, in which he bluntly stated that it was necessary to abandon objectivity in order to defeat Donald Trump. “Trump is an affront to American democracy and common decency, and if this is the price to pay for keeping him out of the White House, so be it,” Stern said, referring to major media organizations abandoning their objectivity. (Related: The mainstream media has abandoned all credibility following their biased coverage of James Comey and Donald Trump.)
For these reasons and dozens more, it is long past time to defund National Public Radio once and for all. The American taxpayer should not be forced to subsidize the spread of political propaganda and lies about the president of the United States. It is time to finally fight back and take a stand against the constant stream of anti-Americanism and progressive rhetoric being broadcasted across the airwaves.