Democrats are coming unglued after Ted Cruz demanded one major change that would gut NPR

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It’s no secret that Democrats control much of what is called the “mainstream media.”

But the recent revelations of left-wing bias and collusion inside NPR from one of its own reporters have even caused some Democrats to admit that things have gone too far.

And now Democrats are coming unglued after Ted Cruz demanded one major change that would gut NPR.

Longtime National Public Radio (NPR) reporter Uri Berliner penned a scathing opinion piece last week in which he laid out how the taxpayer-funded radio network lost its way by trying to tell its listeners how to think.

He contended that while the network has always had a left-wing bent, it was previously open-minded and intellectually curious, rather than simply “knee-jerk, activist or scolding.”

Berliner suggested that the timing of NPR’s shift just happened to coincide with former President Donald Trump’s entrance into the 2016 election.

NPR Editor: Network went off the rails after Trump election

“Like many unfortunate things, the rise of advocacy took off with Donald Trump,” Berliner wrote. “As in many newsrooms, his election in 2016 was greeted at NPR with a mixture of disbelief, anger, and despair. But what began as tough, straightforward coverage of a belligerent, truth-impaired President veered toward efforts to damage or topple Trump’s presidency.”

He then recounted the mistake of interviewing unhinged, radical Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), who repeatedly insisted throughout more than two dozen NPR interviews that Trump had “colluded with Russia.”

When the Mueller Report and numerous other reports went on to prove that no such “collusion” ever occurred, Berliner noted that NPR simply moved on “with no mea culpas, no self-reflection,” and pretended as though they didn’t play a significant role in advancing Democrats’ debunked propaganda narrative.

Berliner even admitted that NPR “started covering Trump in a way that like a lot of legacy news organizations, we were trying to damage his Presidency, to even find anything we could do to harm him.”

Rep. Schiff was eventually censured by the U.S. House for using his former position as the Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee to knowingly push the “Russia collusion” hoax.

Now, working class Americans from all walks of life are taking notice of Berliner’s admissions.

Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) addressed the political firestorm in a recent episode of his podcast, The Verdict.

Co-host Ben Ferguson took issue with NPR’s radical left-wing bias, given that it’s being funded by taxpayers who may disagree strongly with such a biased presentation of the news.

Ferguson said he doesn’t “understand why my tax dollars are subsidizing a hardcore leftist organization and why I’m paying their salaries at NPR. That’s the reality.”

Cruz: Eliminating NPR funding is the right thing to do

“I would eliminate the funding for NPR tomorrow,” Cruz replied. “It’s the right thing to do and we shouldn’t be in the business of funding NPR.”

He also added a message to any Democrats listening to his podcast.

“If you’re a fair- minded liberal working in the media and you don’t like the bias and propaganda and I’m not saying you’re suddenly conservative and a right winger, that’s okay, that’s okay,” Cruz said. “We can have reasonable discussions. But when people speak out, like Uri Berliner and Bari Weiss [who had resigned from the editorial board of The New York Times over bias and started The Free Press], it makes a difference, and we need more people to do that.”

Cruz isn’t the only one taking a tough line against the network.

Trump wrote on Truth Social that NPR is a “LIBERAL DISINFORMATION MACHINE,” and said that “NOT ONE DOLLAR” of taxpayer funds should be sent to in the future.


US Political Daily will keep you updated on any developments to this ongoing story.