Uri Berliner, who has been a public radio journalist for 25 years, was suspended after publishing a text criticizing the vehicle’s “woke” turn

A NPR (National Public Radio), from the United States, announced this Tuesday (April 16, 2024) the suspension of senior editor Uri Berliner. The journalist published an article on April 9 on the online news website The Free Press where he states that the vehicle favors left-wing ideas and “lost America’s trust”. Read the company’s statement.

Berliner’s unpaid suspension, which will last for 5 days, has been in effect since Friday (April 12). David Folkenflik, media correspondent for NPRstated that Berliner’s article “prompted NPR leaders to announce monthly internal reviews of the network’s coverage and gave new ammunition to conservative Republican critics.”

In March, the NPR announced Katherine Maher as public radio’s new executive director. Maher has already been questioned for publicly criticizing former president Donald Trump on X (formerly Twitter) in 2020.

In an interview with Folkenflik last week, Berliner stated that Maher was “practically incapable” of driving the vehicle. “We’re looking for a leader right now who will unify and bring more people into the tent and have a broader perspective on what America is all about.”he stated.


Uri Berliner wrote the article on April 9 I’ve been at NPR for 25 years. Here’s How We Lost America’s Trust. In it, the award-winning and highly respected professional in the sector gives an extensive report on how the radio station adopted a policy of identity and the universe woke after Republican Donald Trump won the 2016 presidential election.

A NPR is a non-profit social media company maintained with state money (resources from US tax payers) and direct donations from its listeners. It produces content that is shared with hundreds of local North American broadcasters.

Headquartered in Washington DC, NPR It is present in several US cities and, until recently, was admired for its balanced tone. But, according to Berliner, the work environment transformed after Trump’s election. “There is no longer an open-minded spirit [na emissora]declared the journalist.

In the article, Berliner also talks about the changing profile of healthcare professionals NPR. In May 2021, in the newsroom in Washington, the station’s headquarters, there were 87 voters registered as Democrats and zero as Republicans. In the USA, unlike Brazil, when someone decides to vote, it is possible to inform which party they identify with.

Source: https://www.poder360.com.br/midia/apos-criticas-a-npr-dos-eua-editor-senior-e-suspenso/

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