Longtime NPR Editor Who Documented Their Liberal Bias Suspended Without Pay, Threatened With Termination

by Stacey Matthews at legalinsurrection.com

Legal Insurrection reported last week on the lengthy story written by Uri Berliner, a longtime senior business editor and reporter for NPR, detailing his employer’s transition from being liberally biased to full-scale woke, complete with staffers who were “anguished” over Donald Trump’s presidency as well as the death of George Floyd and what followed.

In the article, which was published by the Bari Weiss-founded Free Press, Berliner noted how the arrival of Donald Trump onto the national political scene in 2016 was a triggering point for NPR’s hardcore leftist newsroom, the D.C. location of which there were 87 Democrats in editorial positions and none who were Republicans:

Like many unfortunate things, the rise of advocacy took off with Donald Trump. As in many newsrooms, his election in 2016 was greeted at NPR with a mixture of disbelief, anger, and despair. (Just to note, I eagerly voted against Trump twice but felt we were obliged to cover him fairly.) But what began as tough, straightforward coverage of a belligerent, truth-impaired president veered toward efforts to damage or topple Trump’s presidency.