Over the last week I’ve had the opportunity to sample quite a bit of New York City NPR. Oh my stars and garters, it is so much more left wing than DC’s. Sure, All Things Considered and Morning Edition are the same here. But the shows that make up much of the remaining programming are amazingly leftwing — though often while remaining banal. I listened to an interview with the authors of the “Future Dictionary of America” and it sounded like an un-lively conversation at a leftwing bookstore. Later, I caught some Alaska-based artist-musician-writer guy prattle on about something or other. Every day I tuned in (while driving of course) I’d be astounded by the unquestioning reflexive leftiness that passes for cosmopolitan conversation.