The Decline Of National Public Radio (NPR)

Over the Christmas holidays I turned on my radio, and NPR was playing a story about a mother who was on a quest to let her young toddler become a transvestite.

I heard a similar story a year ago, and reacted with shock and anger. This time, I merely laughed.  Partly because I have become acclimated to hearing of such degeneracy, and partly because I can see so clearly how media is being used as a propaganda tool.


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Sadly, this has thoroughly infected the American National Public Radio network, which used to be a good source of entertainment and information, free from commercial interests and able to explore unique ideas and topics without regard to their ability to sell advertising revenue. I can pinpoint exactly when this change began: 2004, and when it became overwhelming: 2016.

The starting point was the firing of Peabody Award winning Morning Edition host Bob Edwards in 2004. Edwards had joined the network in 1974, and just shy of his 25th anniversary with the popular morning news show, he was abruptly fired, with executives wanting a “younger, hipper” image (oddly enough, the 56 year old Edwards was quite popular among younger listeners).


Edwards with his wife Windsor Johnston

Controversial Firing Of A Man In His Prime

The network received over 50,000 letters in protest, more feedback than they had ever received on a single topic, presumably even more than the number who have written in to complain about transvestite toddler children stories. But nevertheless, Edwards was replaced.

What I remember about Edwards was his incredible talent as an interviewer, crafting intelligent and interesting questions, a skill that I find in no major media journalist I could name today; podcaster Joe Rogan comes close.  He has a great skill of touching on a topic his guest is knowledgeable in, and drawing out interesting information that they would not otherwise discuss.

Edwards plays a vital part in his interviews, but is never the star.  Unlike the long-winded modern reporters who love to hear the sound of their own voice, Edwards prefers to let his guest tell an interesting story, but draws out important points and seizes on new ideas that spring up in the conversation.  He’s always educated and informed about his guest and the topic at hand.

Idiots Promoted To White House Press Corps

Listening to Edward’s intelligent and curious questions is a sharp and painful contrast to the modern American press corps.  Even when there is a major story at hand, the modern press will ask the most absurd, ridiculous, and self-evident questions.

I think you could take a stranger off the street, place them on the podium at a White House briefing, and they would be able to answer many of the poor questions the press poses.

Now, don’t get me wrong, the answers given by these PR schmucks are worse than the questions, and any press secretary of the past 20 years needs to be punched in the face and made to work in an outsourced substandard meat packing plant for the rest of his days.

In the most recent White House press conference, the journalists started off by asking the important question of what Donald Trump plans to do about a tranny bathroom in the White House.  Yes, the national media who is charged with informing and spurring discussion amongst the 300 million Americans is concerned about the five trannies who may visit the White House this year and be confused about where to urinate.  I’m sorry but I couldn’t continue watching.  This is not a question an intelligent man would ever ask.


Edwards hosted an XM radio show for about a decade before finally retiring in 2015. After his departure, the staff and content of NPR gradually changed over the next decade, replacing career journalists with a passion for education and radio with millennial social justice warriors fresh out of college.

The Merits Of Radio

The old joke is that those who choose radio over television do so for a lack good looks– a “face for radio.”  But in reality, radio hosts have an entirely different set of skills, the most important being voice quality.  ROK has featured multiple articles on speaking deeply, and well, and the art of conversation.  For decades, those who wanted to enter radio needed to develop excellent speaking skills.  This includes a slow, clear, deep voice, with strong enunciation, articulate and precise speech patterns and vocabulary, and vocal range.

Listen to any popular radio host, and you will find this.  The hosts speak clearly, slowly, and are easy to understand.  Howard Stern has a deep voice and speaks carefully and clearly.  So does Rush Limbaugh.  The voice of Christian financial host Dave Ramsey is a bit more high pitched and nasal, but very easy to understand, and he speaks slowly and clearly.  Put briefly, not everyone can make it in radio.

Equality Trumps Quality

Until recently, one could tune in to most any program, and expect to hear a professional host, well-trained by a speech coach, who is skilled at communicating an idea auditorially.  However, as the skin color, age, and sexual preference of the speaker became more important than their skills, standards have been thrown out the window and we have seen not only breaking of speech rules, but outright acceptance of poor speech patterns.

Vocal Fry

Vocal Fry is a low-pitched croaking sound made where the voice breaks or cracks during speech.  It’s a speaking disorder, according to speech pathologists, but those who publicly criticize it can be labeled “attacking women.” Vocal fry is the opposite of femininity.  Howard Stern discusses the phenomenon here.

Uptalk AKA Valley Girl Talk

Another extremely disturbing trend is the prevalence of sing-song speaking including ending the sentence with a higher pitch?  As if the speaker is asking a question?  When instead they are just making a statement?  An example of vocal fry and uptalk is here.  These speaking disorders are not only permitted, but they seem to be accepted, at least by radio producers.  Listeners have reacted harshly, but criticism of poor speaking voices is seen as “female shaming” and shut down.

While females do seem to exhibit more of these annoying traits then men, I would posit that feminism has taught females they should be accepted for how they are, instead of working to improve themselves or develop a skill, and therefore most of these examples involve women.

Listening to a radio host with a speaking disorder is the equivalent of working out with a physically handicapped trainer.


Today, it is fairly common to hear anti-family, socially disruptive stories on the network, and the degree of unprofessionalism and emotion on behalf of some of the younger female hosts is unbearable.


What is the goal of these stories? Agitprop, or agitation propaganda, is a form of news or entertainment which exists primarily to spread a political or social message.  In this case, a direct attack on masculinity, femininity, gender roles, authority, religion, and the family.  In other words, an attack on the very heart of Western civilization.  What do two thousand years of European history stand for, if not these values?

Attacking Western Values


A story sexualizing pre-pubescent children perverts social norms and attacks religious values. A story reinforcing the idea that sex is a mental state, and not a biological fact perverts gender roles, and weakens both masculinity and femininity.  A story that a mother should make an emotional decision about sex concerning her pre-sexual child is a direct attack on authority and family.  And the entire story desensitizes us to degeneracy.

At Home And Abroad

And what message are we giving new immigrants, tourists, and the rest of the world, who tune in to our national radio network and hear stories promoting gender reassignment surgery for children? Thankfully, most first generation immigrants are repulsed by this degeneracy, but their children typically accept it.

Molding The Next Generation

This is how a culture is shaped, and this is what we must target for change if we are to have a sane society in the future. Because a President Trump can last for only 8 years, and the next generation who don’t even know his name, is already growing up in a degenerate, agitprop atmosphere of social programming and third wave feminism.

If we don’t change that, the name Trump will just be another dead white guy in the history books to them. Return Of Kings and sites like it are leading the charge of combating this propaganda, and we have plans for much more in the future.

Read More: 5 Examples Of CNN’s “Fake News”

91 thoughts on “The Decline Of National Public Radio (NPR)”

    1. I generally listen to NPR once a week. It seems at least once a month, some NPR program pumps story on the (bogus) 1 in 5 campus rape ‘epidemic’.
      NEVER have I heard anyone at NPR acknowledge the plethora of cases where college chick fabricated her allegation. Even if a debunked allegation enters convo, they routinely spin it as at least “highlighting the campus rape epidemic.”

        1. What do you call people who pay to get raped, though? I mean, what are they besides fools? Poor cucked bastards. Big college debts, and being thousand-lies-marxed into feeling instead of reasoning. Makes me thankful I got unplugged.

  1. Off topic, but here’s my radio rant: I have an FM radio in my smartphone that I carry around all the time. But if I want to listen to a local radio station, I have to go online, find their online website, and use up my cell data, only to have it pause and buffer every 30 seconds. And if I want to listen to the local radio broadcast of the game, I have to get a separate non-phone radio to listen to that, because they don’t put those online.
    So I have a radio in my phone that I own and have with me, but I’m not allowed to use that radio. Other people in other countries can use the radios in their phones, but here in the Land of the Free, I can’t. I want to find the people responsible for this, and take a big post-Taco Tuesday shit on their front doorstep.
    Yeah, its a petty thing to rant about, but its a slow day.

    1. We’re also the only nation I know of that locks phones to a specific service provider. This kills their resale value and is one of the things that push the constant upgrade cycle.
      Sprint is supposed to have an unlock procedure, which I have followed to a tee, and yet they still refuse to unlock said phone. Search the web and you will find plenty of people complaining that the big 3 won’t unlock their phone when their own rules state they will.
      But yeah I know of that radio lockdown and that is utter Baloney Sandwich.
      I heard yesterday that Spotify claims to have 50 million subscribers. I call utter BS on that (they must be counting free trials or something, if not just making up numbers, because that’s 1/6 of the US population). Greed is the ultimate answer. Take away their ability to listen for free, so that you can force them into a new pay model.

      1. They probably have 50 million subscribers, but how many active users?

      2. Quite a lot of overseas phone service providers give free accounts. In the Philippines its something like $3 a month for a Spotify account including all the data it uses. Or free if you accept ads.
        “The streaming service is available for free, but of course, that is in exchange for display ads which pop up once in a while. Another option is to pay a monthly fee of Php 129 (US$3) in order to get rid of the ads and listen to the songs while offline.”
        Spotify (renamed) is free in China too …… only White Americans need to pay for these services.

      3. My Canadian carrier wouldn’t unlock the phone. So screw them I went on a month by month plan and have a North America plan. If you think you are getting screwed here in the US, try being in Canada. I have friends to who pay upwards of $200 per month for 2 cell phones in order to get full service.

  2. Ending every sentence like it’s a question has always annoyed me, but I didn’t realize it was called “uptalk” until reading this article.
    It seems to be growing in recent years. When I was in high school, it was only women and the two or three gay kids that spoke like that. Now it seems like I can’t get through a work day without hearing a grown man speak that way. Disgusting.

    1. Yeah, we always referred to it as “Valley” talk. Funny how many girls you will come across in the Deep South that have that southern drawl and yet still talk Valley.

      1. Ok fine, for sure for sure, she’s a valley girl and there is no cure

        Frank Zappa is one intelligent dude, even though I don’t love his music.
        This song dates from the early 80’s. I grew up there and yes they did talk like that.

        1. Those kind of novelty songs were pretty popular in the early 80s. None of them hold up well.

      1. OOOOOOhhhhhhhhhh no we don’t. Unfortunately, the CBC went libertard and try going up to northern Ontario and talking like that.

    2. Uptalk is a very effective tactic used to control frame. Using an interrogative tone for declarative statements conveys that the speaker is entitled, annoyed and impatient, and expects you to remedy the situation immediately. It’s not a coincidence that it was developed and used by rich, entitled California bitches in the 1980s.

  3. My sister often tells me she gets “real news”, because she watches PBS religiously. I tell her, “Yeah, the Rockefellers and other obscenely rich families underwrite PBS – and they want YOU to know the REAL truth, because you’re a special, liberal snowflake.” She always looks at me like a deer in the headlights at that point…

    1. Pretty certain the Koch Brothers also contribute heavily to PBS through their CATO Institute.
      The funny thing is Liberals have a Koch Problem — as in whenever they pitch argument, somehow it reverts to their disdain for the Koch Brothers.

      1. Ironic as fuck. They have disdain for them, but they eagerly (albeit unwittingly) allow themselves to be brainwashed by them. Ignorance is bliss…

    2. Wait, you mean when they say they receive financial support from “viewers like you,” they mean non-viewers who almost couldn’t be less like me?
      It’s almost like “Public” broadcasting is a Communist-derived propaganda racket.

      1. I believe that’s about the size of it. You have to flip the meaning of the key words to get a better handle on what they mean. “Viewers like you” is really “Viewers unlike you”…”public” is “private”…”They hate us for our freedoms” becomes “We hate you for your freedoms”. Etc.

      2. Unfortunately, NPR has become little more than a Leftist propaganda outlet (in the manner of the old Soviet Union “Pravda”) for at least the last fifteen years, and the programs on PBS TV stations have been the same thing more and more as time goes on.
        I say this as a former supporter of PBS, and a Trump supporter who is happy at his ending government support for NPR.

        1. I decided that the day that JFK Jr. crashed his plane on Martha’s vineyard killing himself and his wife. NPR blanked all news about anything else for three days. They covered it like the nation had just been attacked with nuclear weapons. The national tragedy of a part time editor of a new and not too successful magazine, and unsuccessful lawyer, dying relatively young was all they reported with tears in the voices. I just couldn’t see how this was a national story much less crowding out all other news for three days. Liberal fanatic bias was confirmed and they lost my support. BTW, I had actually contributed money to them prior to that event.

        1. Bob brought up PBS. When I was a kid, every show started with a list of PBS’s financial backers, which always included “annual financial support from viewers like you.”
          As to viewing a radio program, I just don’t like the term “listener. I don’t think I have any reason, but it’s true.

    3. These days, if you aren’t getting your news from multiple different and opposing sources, all you are getting is propaganda.

      1. If you are getting your news from multiple different and opposing sources, you are still getting propaganda. It is just by comparing and contrasting the different propagandas and noting the agenda of the source you have a chance to sift out the truth. I will note that your chances are still not good; but if you are relying on one source, or one agenda from multiple sources (ABC, NBC, CBS, MSNBC, ….), you have no chance.

    4. I could care less if people listened and believed NPR (listened to some of it when it wasn’t political), I just don’t want tax dollars supporting thier driviel. Cut them off the public troff and let them suck off NGOs.

    5. Here’s a good rule of thumb: if the news network is typically abbreviated with three letters, change the channel.

  4. I for one used to love the shit out of NPR, especially from say 2000-2006. I rarely ever touched the dial. Now it’s a goddam wasteland. The series I recall, a few years back, that caused me to flip the switch forever* was when they were doing the suitability testing for female combat units in the US armed forces. Every day or two, they’d pop in and glow about these strong, brave women, who were every bit as capable as their male counterparts…And then strangely enough, after every candidate either dropped out or failed the testing, they NEVER SPOKE OF IT AGAIN. I found a tiny written article on their website, but it was not accompanied by an on-air piece (i could tell bc NPR usually embeds the audio on their website). They only brought it up again a few weeks later when Obama issued his directive to allow women in all combat roles, despite their failure to pass the required physical and motor skill tests.
    * I still do tune in once a week, every Sunday at 8:42 a.m. Eastern time, for Will Shortz and the Sunday Puzzle. Someday they’re going to draw my name and when I get on live to play the puzzle, what I tell them is going to be fucking legendary. So, start tuning in yourself, you don’t want to miss it when it finally happens

    1. And then strangely enough, after every candidate either dropped out or failed the testing, they NEVER SPOKE OF IT AGAIN.

      that feel when the Liberal narrative doesn’t correlate with reality……

  5. How the fuck does Garrison Keillor have a job? Does anybody either than 70 year old mid-western liberals find him funny? Car Talk was amusing (and informative), but PHC is just lame. “Wait, wait, don’t tell me” can suck an unfunny dick too.

    1. You’re right, he’s not funny, and his show was typically boring as fuck. My ex used to love it…Hence she is now an ex. I did enjoy the rare times he’d talk about the history of a city, or embrace something important to ethnic European populations — whether songs or folk tales or whatever — but those were definitely not weekly occurrences.
      I think he retired though and some new cuck faget has taken over for him. Hopefully the new guy at least won’t breathe thru his nose so heavily…

    2. Even though Keillor has supposedly retired, they still run his “Writer’s Almanac” at 6:55 a.m. around here. While I have had enough of that pompous dickstain to last me the duration, hearing his voice these days always makes me wonder why his Communist handlers can’t afford to buy him a decent set of dentures.

    3. Can’t forget to mention Will Shortz. At my university orientation they loved to mention how he made up his own major in puzzle-making. Probably the only person who ever became successful due to making up their own major in college, unfortunately his success only fed the delusion of many students who subsequently majored in some made up crap like rhetoric and ruined their futures.

  6. I can’t be certain where exactly my mind would be right now if it were not for REAL bastions of freedom and intellectualism such as Return of Kings. I was first brought to this end of the internet through my staunch resistance of pro-islamic propaganda that has been seemingly omnipresent for the past 16 years. I frequented the fantastic website, ironically named of course and listened to brave gentlemen like Pat Condell tell the truth about where our culture was heading if things didn’t change fast. I stumbled on to RoK after my disgust upon watching Star Wars: The Mary-Sue Awakens and found a fantastic article here that re-assured me that I was not alone in my belief that these disturbing trends among Hollywood, Academia, and the MSM were somehow related and incredibly destructive to all western national interests.
    I can’t thank you all enough for helping to unplug so many people. Not just the hosts and writers of the community, but all of you who are posting and showing your support in the fight against true fascism.
    Now that that’s off my chest, excellent article. I’ve pretty much stopped watching/listening to all modern shows, movies, and radio stations. There isn’t a single solitary one that hasn’t payed a tax to one of the big 3 harbingers of the apocalypse: Neo-Feminism, Islamism, SJW-ism. In fact, I think it would be a great project to have a library of amazing red pill movies and shows for those of us that feel like not being brainwashed after a 10 hour day at work.
    Keep up the great work gentlemen.

    1. RoK is not just about red pill. I have found the articles, like this one, and the podcasts to be incredibly informative. The shocking pizza ping pong pervs is simply not covered by MSM. Also links to other websites like Gavin McInnes provide me hours of great listening.

      1. Agreed. Sites like this epitomize all that truly supports freedom of speech and intellectual critique of the establishment. I love the podcasts just as much as the articles. Usually keep those for my drive home from work. Thank you for supporting the community.

  7. We weren’t an NPR family growing up, so my first exposure was at the hands of one of those holier-than-thou midwits in college. You know the type – the ones who quote every snarky Jon Stewart position and get extremely offended when you counter them in any way.
    Every other NPR listener I’ve met (or those who loudly declare they listen to NPR, anyway) has been the same way. I rejected the entire network out of hand because I refuse to be that kind of loser. (The fact that the only show I’ve ever heard has been “soft-voiced man mumbling into a low-quality mic” doesn’t help matters).

  8. Semi-off-topic, but what’s the deal with ham radio? Philosophically, that should be the real “public radio,” because it lets the public communicate via radio. In theory you could have a public radio show by dialing a consistent frequency and going on for a while.
    But I know you need a license for that, for some reason. It strikes me as antithetical to the purpose and value of ham radio to need to register with the state before you can work it. It’s like needing to register a Disqus account with the Bureau of Online Discussion before you can post comments on excellent blogs like these, or needing to register your Twitter handle or YouTube channel.
    I guess “public” means “private,” and “open” means “restricted.”

    1. I have such a license, although I haven’t used it in many decades. That got boring real quick.
      There is a prohibition on broadcasting for ham radio users. It amounts to protection to the for-profit broadcasters who pay a fee for their license, and are subject to more regulation (ostensibly for the public good), and monitored more closely. Not suggesting it is right, rather just explaining what it is.
      Licensing for ham radio is more or less self-policed. It grew out of a concern, in the early days of radio, that transmitting required specific technical skills in dealing with high-voltage circuits, spectrum cleanliness (not interfering with other stations, compliance with the relevant international treaties), and has grown to include RF exposure (basically, how to safely erect [also treading slightly into FAA territory, for tall towers] and manage an antenna that transmits). But the government is only registering people who the community of existing hams say to register (slightly oversimplified, but broadly accurate).
      There is radio space available that does not require a license, CB being the most well known example (although there are several others like VLF low power and FRS). But these are still subject to the no-broadcasting regulations.

  9. NPR is the last mass reach lefty platform- I was shocked at their total weekly tune in (it was something like 50 million). Alex Jone is around 60 million, and coast to coast AM has a weekly audience that was in to 40 million range.

    1. Interesting factoid: NPR has a larger “conservative” audience than the top rated program on Fox News. The tv market for news is so tiny, even lame sitcoms regularly beat it. Some CNN and Fox programs have viewers in the hundreds of thousands, making them smaller than ROK’s monthly audience.
      As biased as they may be, NPR, Alex Jones, and Coast to Coast are far more interesting than the tv news propaganda.
      But yes, NPR is definately left leaning. I used to be, too, in the 90s, until the left became synonymous with degenerate and anti-male.

      1. Good to see you back spicy.
        Fox Business channel averages less than 50,000 people during the day…I still cant believe the coast to coast has thjat many listeners

        1. I listen every night with my wife as we fall asleep. Got her hooked when we met a few years back. I don’t watch tv, so the national news bumper and the quick round up is actually where I get a lot of current event news.
          It’s kind of frightening that if even a small percentage believe half the mumbo jumbo on there, that’s still a whole lot of people that believe in UFOs and Bigfoot. Still, about every 20 episodes they will have somebody legit on. A year or two ago they had a VA nurse on talking about the unreported massive suicide rate of Middle East II soldiers. Amazing show.

        2. Hey, gotta mix in some nonsense with the truth…you really dont think we’ve been visited by extraterrestrial life? I do.

        3. Much like everything, I am agnostic until I see evidence. I don’t discount that it may have happened at some point in human history. However, I have yet to see conclusive proof. Based solely on statistics, I do believe extraterrestrial life likely exists, but I am not going to say whether it is intelligent or not. This is coming from a guy who racked up a lot of hours on that computer network share thing to allow SETI to use your cpu to analyze radio signals.

        4. I’ve seen a UFO. I don’t know what the heck the propulsion was but it was incredible.
          And what’s this Big Foot nonsense!? Those exist! They’re also known as “American women”.
          😀 😀
          Green aliens told me. 😉

        5. They need to turn those radio dishes around. Intelligent life needs to be found on earth before we start looking elsewhere.

      2. I think there is a definitely a distinction between left-leaning like NPR or even the NY Times and just straight left-propaganda like MSNBC or Salon. (much like the difference between right leaning Wall Street Journal and right propaganda Fox News) NPR still does a good job reporting and tries to at least appear somewhat neutral.

      3. The anti-male thing is but a corporate marketing tool meant to appeal to fools and the ignorant, and it is not public radio that promotes that perspective.

  10. I listened to NPR on the morning commute for years until Bob Edwards left. It didn’t take long, a few months, and NPR went to shit. Great article. Thanks.

  11. The 4.5 years of the Bush administration during which the GOP had control of Congress represent the single biggest missed opportunity to finally cut funding for NPR and PBS.
    I hope Trump and the GOP do not repeat this mistake.

    1. Bush was party of the NWO. The only thing Bush did his entire administration that was conservative was cut taxes. The only real difference between neo-cons (Cheney/McCain side of the R party) and most democrats are taxes.

  12. I say this 15 times a day to my liberal colleagues:
    “fuk NPR”
    NPR offers a wide variety of viewpoints, from NY Jewish liberal to LA Jewish liberal, all delivered in uniformly monotone post feminine chatter…

    1. Thanks for posting. Simmons was always an obnoxious fuck, but he did speak a lot of sage which is why I’ve managed to maintain a certain level of respect for him. I still think he is a bit beta though for marrying up with that soft core ex-porn actress whats-her-name. I’ve seen this female tear him down a few notches in tv interviews they would have together. And the reality show he had made him come across like a typical attention seeking reality show douche. His ‘sex’ video in 2008 I’m sure was done on purpose to keep him relevant in the public. Again, it kinda smacks of attention whoring – something I wouldn’t think Gene Simmons would stoop to.
      Plus I wouldn’t want to be playing the interviewer female like he is doing; no offense to the chick asking the questions – makes me think he’ll fuck anything. But then again he did saddle up with that ex-porno chick. Real alphas are discerning. Nonethless he gets kudos for me for being open and blunt about a lot of things.
      Here is part 3:

      1. Amazing how was she was looking for a chink in his armor, and accepts it to be totally normal to do so, and completely dismisses his personal decision to maintain a healthy self-image. Her perspective is that he must behave in some acceptable manner for conventional society sake……That perspective of self image is NOT present among women in this current culture. Holding men to the standard of women, such as debauchery and self debasement, is considered normal.

  13. I never heard of or listened to Edwards. Even at its most innocuous, I never could stand NPR. In 1999, I had to relocate from San Diego to New Jersey. On my drive across the country, I decided to take a break from my CD collection (this was waaaaaaaaay before MP3s and podcasts), and started flipping through radio stations. I landed on NPR. Every time I’ve been forced to listen to NPR since was the same experience: they take about a tweet worth of information and stretch it out for over an hour. Way too boring, and no freaking way they could survive without taxpayer funding. I’ve never had any use for NPR, even before I was “politically aware”.
    I am so glad technology has liberated me from having to deal with radio.

  14. There might have been a time waaay back when NPR had a real purpose – after all it was suppose to represent alternative news and opinions not funded by corporations. But as this article points out, it has become a soapbox for SJW retards. Back in the 70s I remember “All Things Considered” as a kid – my parents always listened to it. Even back then it had a leftie demeanor, but not nearly the marxist caterwauling it has today.
    The fact is NPR and the original reason for being is now obsolete – what with anybody able to establish an itunes channel for podcasting, likewise for youtube, soundcloud, etc.
    Of course the drawback is generating an audience now that any yutz can put out a program – but at the same respects – the alternative open channels have allowed a lot of dialog of the populous and enabled better awareness worldwide of the current state of affairs and the actions of the puppetmasters.

    1. I can’t listen to it either.. 20 years ago. I could handle and they had 2 points of view. Now its -SJW on steroids.
      All anyone can do is walk away from things like this and never look back.

    2. I disagree. The presence of podcasting, youtube, facebook, twitter, and the millions who use them, and believe what they hear and read, demands high-quality professional journalism. Even the local newspaper has become the spokesmodel for municipal government, and no one is countering. Another local newspaper focuses solely on state and national news. It’s safer. Investigative reporting is absent.

      1. “The presence of podcasting, youtube, facebook, twitter, and the millions who use them, and believe what they hear and read, demands high-quality professional journalism. ”
        Yes – and one can include NPR as among the liberal / bs / fake news / fake everything repository sources. And whereas there is a lot of idiocy on public media channels such as youtube and itunes, the use of social media allows a means of the public to cross check assertions made on public media.

      2. I’ve been booted off numerous local rag comment sections. Any opposing point of view no matter how sane is immediately shut down.

  15. “Listen to any popular radio host, and you will find this. The hosts speak clearly, slowly, and are easy to understand. Howard Stern has a deep voice and speaks carefully and clearly. So does Rush Limbaugh.”
    Not true, Chris Evans and Kenny Everett were wildly popular radio show hosts. Both squeaky motor mouths.

  16. Most NPR staffs are women and filled with low quality reports, obsessed with Gays, Mexicans and Muslims. White men are often presented as bad fraudsters and straight as animals. Recently switched to Sean’s show on AM.

  17. Good article. I listen to the radio daily. The kids hate it. I listen to The Lars Larson Show. He’s a tough conservative, though he broadcasts from over in Portland, Oregon. He picked out Trump to win and backed him from day one, just like me. Lars had Milo Yanapolis on once in like December, which was how I heard of Milo. On Fridays he takes guest callers from the places he broadcasts. Some of them are ‘Nay-sayers’ and real lib-tards, but some guests are cordial and profound conservatives. Some of them might be some of you. Such a good show.

  18. Great article, answered a lot of my recent curiosity as to why NPR is 90% Trump hate.

  19. I enjoy listening to a regional public station in my shop during the day (WNCW from Isothermal Community College in Spindale, North Carolina). Excellent eclectic music mix with interesting programming and knowledgeable announcers. But once an hour I have to scramble for the ‘mute’ button as they play NPR Headlines for five minutes. Can’t tolerate those voices. Whoever suggested they go into radio was playing a cruel joke.
    Earl Nightengale, Paul Harvey, and Alexander Scourby turn in their graves.

  20. In the 80’s, I loved NPR. Hate it now. I still go to CN N website, MSNBC, Mother Jones, Guardian and a few liberal sites almost daily just to see what the enemy is saying.
    I hate giving them the extra clicks. I read them as much as “friendly” sites such as ROK, Daily Caller, Infowars, Drudge, Breitbart.
    And I was commenting a lot on the Guardian. They have not completely banned me. I am just on their “pre-monitored” list, so about 1/3 of my posts get through.
    If I agree with them or if I say something really stupid (which I do as a test), they let it through. When I point out a real contradiction that is substantial, generally it does not get through.
    I once had the “likes” churning, rising fast, when I did a really ssuccessful troll comment on an article. After it hit about 25 upvotes and rising fast, it got deleted by moderators.
    So I read the Guardian less now. Guardian wants to ban comments all together, but when a site does so, traffic drops about 30 percent according to Alex Jones. So they have a highly restrictive approach.
    In any case, I am commenting and reading less all sites right now as I try to shift back to books in foreign languages.
    I really appreciate the ROK recommendation a while back for the anti-NWO French writer from the early 1900’s Eugene Tabernier a while back (although he did not use the term NWO). If anyone can suggest any more material in French, I would appreciate it.
    Also, if anyone know any good Spanish language authors (or even websites or podcasts) or exposing NWO cultural material in Spanish, I would appreciate it.
    I have been very pleased with the ROK writers and commenters able to give me references for material in French. But less so in Spanish, as nobody ever points out anything. So I am on my own trying to find things in Spanish just using google.
    Daniel Estulin is pretty good. I just finished his book in Spansih VERDADERA HISTORIA DEL CLUB BLIDERBERG.. And ordered another one on the Tavistock institute. And an older publication on the Jacobins.
    But I love studying French and Spanish. My French is good, Spanish a work in progress. So any tips on reading material or podcasts would be much appreciated.

    1. The Guardian is now worthless. Mother Jones is now worthless. Good for you for challenging your brain.

  21. The santicmonius preachiness is what turns me off. I’m supposed to feel sorry for criminals or people who make bad decisions in their lives. No thanks. I’d rather credit all the good people that wake up every morning and work hard and play by the rules. Sadly these people have no voice.

  22. Listen to this old TV broadcast of “What’s My Line?” which had a female rancher as their guest. She works on a farm but sounds nothing like the white trash who do her job today. This woman looks and speaks like a lady.
    Next, listen to the other women on the panel and notice how much more intelligent they sound versus your average women of today.

    1. And how do you account for that? I think targeting the internet and how it has eaten and rewired our brains would be a good start. But include the decrease in educational rigor..

  23. NPR is illegitimate. If it didn’t reply on state support then it would just be another lefty place. But my fucking money goes to pay for this shit. And that is an injustice. I heard Trump might defund. He most definitely should.

  24. Any of you guys waiting for your posts to be “approved”?
    Tried posting a few paragraphs earlier and that’s what happened.

  25. My dad always listens to NPR when I ride with him in his car. It’s the most annoying shit ever.
    Then he gets pissed off if I try to change the station to Michael Savage.

  26. It I unfortunate, but true, that the only place I was able to find a critique regarding National Public Radio is on a website that is philosophically, politically, and ideologically opposed to everything I hold true. But there it is. The Bob Edwards analysis exactly illustrates the moment in public radio history where it lost all definition and depth. A tremendous problem with the last election was an inability/refusal to self-critique and challenge what was being said.
    This didn’t occur solely with NPR, however. The Christian Science Monitor changed its philosophy and method of reporting a number of years ago. It had been, (although I didn’t know this for too long), an excellent source of information. Then, the news reported became thin. When I wrote to the publisher to complain, I was criticized for doing so, and told I did not understand that the changes were necessary in an internet world.
    As to the changing female voices – I have attributed that to some kind of physiological change that has occurred due to the presence of hormones in foods. Increasingly, I think about the Star Trek episode where the aliens speak with such speed and at such high decibels that they sound like mosquitoes. I, on the other hand, am the painfully slow speaker and thinker, with a vocal range which, increasingly, is determined to come from a male.
    I was listening to a report from a female scientist and, as Roscoe notes, every sentence ended with the vocal upswing question mark. I think – oh god – valley girl. “They” – whoever “they” are – don’t HEAR this? They don’t understand that the wealth of knowledge being conveyed is grossly diminished when the speaker sounds like parody.
    In real life, however, females are not sounding like mosquitoes. So is it only reporters and the people they choose to interview who do? The voice trend, however, also seems to have infiltrated the voices of women reporters from other countries whose native languages are not conducive to valley girl.
    Mr. Roscoe – “feminism” is not the problem. Indeed, if there actually was genuine feminism, no one would find it necessary to reference it. But back to NPR…
    They can’t or won’t get past five or so topics. Now, this is certainly true of the Limbaughs of the world as well. What listeners didn’t expect of NPR is that it would mimic that kind of monoscript.
    I have a hypothesis about why Limbaugh-types are popular, and that is that people are always rather desperate to be heard, and also to hear people talking. Talk radio serves that need. Someone at NPR understood that aspect, but couldn’t figure out how to combine intelligence and depth with that kind of interaction.
    But the comments here confirm that I would rather listen to mosquito voices on NPR, knowing that intelligence exists and that people listening tend to value compassion. NPR, however, needs to get back to professional journalism and get beyond the five-theme news items.

  27. Great interviewers. like great teachers, that educate and inform, are no longer desired today. Instead, it is more desirous to have great propagandists that tout the latest globalist lies, in order to subjugate the most. The media outlets and educational institutions have been hijacked.

  28. National Public Radio was a staple in my home growing up, thus I listened to it and subsequently donated through my mid thirties. I remember listening to ‘Democracy Now’ when Andrew Breitbart passed and remember the almost celebratory tone as if anything “conservative” was implicitly negative. At the time I was obviously “low information”. My heart was in the right place, but my information as gleaned solely from NPR was, in retrospect, “fucked”. My family still digests it daily, and seeing the sanctimony from the outside can be disheartening.
    I mark my conversion as beginning after returning from a deployment to Afghanistan in 2011. Reading Jim Goad’s ‘The Redneck Manifesto’ was a turning point. I was lucky enough to have the time, inclination and desire to follow through with his writing via Taki’s Magazine. It has since led me to Roosh, The Unz Review, Chateau Heartiste, Game, R.O.K., etc. It’s a long list and it brings a smile to my face. It’s all “fake”, right?
    One thing I will say is that life was easier when I could donate to N.P.R. and get validation in the form of a coffee mug and “feelz”. Now I have to question the validity of my entire reality, attempt to think for myself, analyze my principles and do my best to act accordingly. I believe that a life without a media prophylactic scares many people. Believing what I’ve heard on N.P.R. this last year scares me more. Simply put, “I want my money back!”

  29. Maybe they have vocal fry’s from their vocal cords getting beat up, if you know what I mean….

  30. NPR once allowed comments in their on-line content. I was always impressed to see a real diversity of ideas there, many commenters offering logic based rejections of the overt content bias. Comment moderation was extreme, but easily half of the comments were strangely red pill. Then, near the beginning of last fall’s election, comment sections were removed. I sent an email to NPR complaining of the disservice and actually got a reply. They claimed they simply couldn’t handle (the computer automated) volume. Guess National Public Radio didn’t like what the Public was saying.

  31. You are 100% correct on the millennial speech patterns now taking over NPR programming. It is mostly absent from the regular news programming, but the other programs are almost totally dominated by 20-30 something females and their annoying voices. And yes, it is almost impossible to tune into NPR for any length of time without hearing about transgenders and other oddbodies these days.

  32. “…used to be a good source of entertainment and information…”
    I dunno, as long as I can remember – way before your sample years given – NPR was always a government funded tool for liberal political activism. The premise for NPR and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting began in the sixties with the idea that since there were so few media channels, that left out a large swath of unrepresented “public interest,” particularly in minority (black) communities.
    Fast forward and that premise has been exposed for what it really is – an excuse to promote the ideas of the leftist state while having embarrassingly small listenership among the communities it supposedly intended to serve. It’s a state funded Stuff White People Like radio station with no legitimate basis to receive public funding. They still get grants from corporations such as Ford and IBM from time to time anyway, so the private sector influence never went away. And certainly nobody can seriously argue there is a dearth of choices when it comes to media, certainly not nowadays.
    NPR might have at least been entertaining once in a while (Click and Clack), but it never deserved a dime of funding and should have it’s government teat pulled from the mouth immediately.

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