Steve Gilliard Talks About NPR

Tavis Smiley is leaving NPR, and the reasons for it give Steve Gilliard a reason to express his feelings about NPR’s hiring (or lack of), and I agree:

“NPR is an elitist organization which is regularly put to shame by the BBC and even PBS. […] NPR is designed to appeal to middle class whites and few others.”

I listen to NPR and like it, but I’m its target. It is becoming more corporate and conservative when it should be going the other way.

By the way, you’ll enjoy the line that precedes where I started to quote. So go read.