NPR Editor Uri Berliner Resigns After Outing Liberal Networks Media Bias – Says He Cannot Work For A CEO With ‘Divisive Views’

Uri Berliner (Screenshot via NewsNation)

(Reason) Uri Berliner, a long-time editor at National Public Radio (NPR), has resigned from the media organization.

His saga began last week after he published an essay for Bari Weiss’ The Free Press in which he criticized creeping liberal groupthink at his place of employment. Many NPR employees were furious that he would “torch his workplace,” though Berliner’s piece carefully noted that he still believes the outlet is important and should continue to receive government funding.


For writing about his own outlet without seeking permission from his bosses, Berliner was suspended for five days without pay. But ultimately, he has chosen to resign.

“I cannot work in a newsroom where I am disparaged by a new CEO whose divisive views confirm the very problems at NPR I cite in my Free Press essay,” he said, referencing statements made by NPR CEO Katherine Maher—whose considerable history of tweeting woke nonsense is now under public scrutiny as well.

And he is quite correct. Berliner’s article for Weiss concludes with this thought: “What’s notable is the extent to which people at every level of NPR have comfortably coalesced around the progressive worldview. And this, I believe, is the most damaging development at NPR: the absence of viewpoint diversity.”

Berliner cited Russiagate, the Hunter Biden laptop story, and coverage of the lab leak theory of COVID-19’s origins as coverage areas where NPR’s bias in favor of the progressive, establishment Democratic Party perspective led the outlet astray. A media company that did not completely dismiss non-progressive opinions out of hands might have fared better.

The absence of viewpoint diversity at NPR should be no surprise, however, when its CEO apparently believes that ideological diversity is a “dog whistle for anti-feminist, anti-POC stories.” For Maher, diversity involves “race, ethnicity, gender, class, ability, geography”—everything except diversity of thought.

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