Publicly-funded NPR is a reporting agency like any other, backed financially by public funds and private contributions.
Like other media outlets, NPR choose which stories to publish and which events or subjects to cover.
However, it appears like NPR is going a bit farther in determining which news is accurate and credible and which is not.
NPR announced the start of a disinformation reporting unit on Friday, presumably to report on media pieces labeled “disinformation.”
Nancy Barnes, senior vice president of news and editorial director, and Terence Samuel, senior vice president and executive editor, sent a memo to NPR’s newsroom workers announcing the establishment of a “disinformation reporting team.”
The issue arises, is the misinformation of one person the information of another?
This is a valid question given that NPR has opted not to report the Hunter Biden laptop issue.
NPR reported in May that a section under the Department of Homeland Security that was created to combat disinformation had been placed on hold, and its director, Nina Jankowicz, was resigning.
The committee, known as the Disinformation Governance Board, was disbanded three weeks after its inception and before it had even convened.
Republicans opposed the board, arguing that it would lead to censorship, and attacked its vague goal.
Now, it appears that the government-funded media has created a group of the same sort after the government group soon collapsed.
More on this story via The Republic Brief:
It was noted that the government-funded media taking over a failed government initiative is a joke.
“One government-funded agency shuts down its disinformation board, another sets one up,” joked Heritage communications’ John Cooper. “Don’t you think you’re putting out enough of it already?” Center of Immigration Studies Executive Director Mark Krikorian commented. CONTINUE READING…