NPR & Diarrhea “News”

I listen to NPR, because I can tune it in easily on my car radio. And, I seem to be forever hopeful that it will surprise me with good news coverage and analysis. But, I am almost always disappointed.

Today, I was listening to a two- or three-minute story on the opinions of Wisconsin voters towards Trump and Charlottesville. They spent just about the entire time interviewing these voters. And, it was getting very upsetting. If diarrhea could talk, that is what I was hearing. I really hate these kinds of “diarrhea news” bits. But, what is even worse, is that they just left it. No final analysis. No commentary. No correction of errors.

The people kept talking about freedom of speech. But, hate speech is NOT protected speech. Speech that incites violence is NOT protected speech. And, the “attack of the alt-left” was NOT an attack. Only the Nazis had weapons. The local community, which was labeled alt-left, locked arms with one another to show their unity is opposition to hate. There was no alt-left. There was no other side attacking. But, NPR once again showed their complete stupidity, ignorance, and racist bigotry in just letting the diarrhea news misconstrue one of the most important issues facing our country right now. NPR and other media outlets are responsible for propagating misinformation, for propagating bigotry, for propagating hatred. They desperately need to clean up their act and start behaving like a real new organization.

About Jeff Bloom

I’m a Researcher with and am on the Advisory Board of the International Bateson Institute and am a professor emeritus with the Department of Teaching & Learning, College of Education, Northern Arizona University.

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