BREAKING: NPR Dissenter Uri Berliner Resigns After Suspension, Attacks

April 17th, 2024 11:35 AM

Shortly before 11 am on Wednesday, NPR senior business editor Uri Berliner resigned at about the time his suspension without pay was going to end.

The most important part was where he took on woke new NPR CEO Katherine Maher: "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 essay at The Free Press."

Maher's pom-pom memo to NPR staff (posted publicly on claimed Berliner (who wasn't named) was attacking NPR staff not for what they report, but "who they are."



While many of us thought Berliner's days were numbered when his essay was posted, it would be a test of NPR's intolerance to see if Berliner could remain. He could not. 

Earlier on Twitter/X, Berliner reposted this from the New York Times media reporter:



"Martyr" is too strong a word, but it is an exhibit of their complete unwillingness to listen to a critique on fairness and balance and groupthink and wokeness. It begs for a congressional hearing with Berliner and with Maher, maybe shoulder to shoulder. 

And Berliner reposted this from former Bush staffer Peter Wehner:



Berliner voted against Trump twice. But voting for Democrats isn't enough in this taxpayer-funded sandbox for leftists. You have to be in sync with all the leftist lingo and the interest groups that push it, from GLAAD to CAIR.