Howard Kurtz interviews National Public Radio’s ombudsman, Jeffrey Dvorkin, today. He says he receives most of his mail from liberals upset about NPR leaning to the right. Dvorkin boldly proclaimed that NPR’s devotion to objectivity is “kind of a shock to the system of those who felt NPR is there to reinforce their own ideas about the world. That’s not journalism. We’re not in the informational comfort-food business.”
Any conservative who cares to listen would think otherwise — not only the political stories, but the cultural reporting as well. And don’t forget the occasional piece from Iraq that’s so one-sided it would cheer the insurgents.