An examination of both the board of NPR’s non-profit foundation and its national board of directors recently found that their members are overwhelmingly – almost uniformly – adherents to various left-wing ideologies.
National Review’s Matthew Shaffer conducted the examination. He found that “nearly all have demonstrably liberal political sympathies, with heavy support for the Democratic party, pro-abortion-rights groups, and environmental activism in particular.”
It is important to remember that these two boards do not dictate content. Still, even if their politics are only incidental to NPR’s liberal slant, the near-uniformity of their political views suggests that NPR attracts people with those views. That fact alone makes an interesting addition to the debate over the organization’s public funding...