From NPR: Right = Left So Can't We All Get Along, No We Can't Because Of Those Crazy Liberals
All I can really be certain of is that NPR has become utterly worthless for political opinion. If you want to see a prime example of the 'media elites' who believe that the greatest failure of our current political system was to slash social spending and still believe that "the great middle of America wants compromise on taxes and deficits" (i.e. the completely uninformed) because cracked extremists are worried about global warming, nukes or whatever crazy stuff they dream up in their fevered liberal imaginations....look no further than NPR.org.
Rant #2: I left a comment on that page as well: "Demographic trends with a dressing of infuriating, false-equivalence blithering that a six-year old child could see through. And exactly why NPR is going the way of CNN. Of course, Global Warming, climate change, guns-actually-kill-you, and evolution are no longer facts, they are "controversies" that NPR dare not touch less it lose a pfennig of its funding. Which, in all likelihood, it is populated by the kind of inside-the-beltway/slash-the-deficit journalism that gave us two wars and two occupations and failed to noticed the build-up of the last 2 or 3 financial bubbles. (Last years report on the 'disability mafia' being another example.) Another example of the sorry state of this nation--the only way one can claim to be serious is to assume that the reactionaries have something to say. After being wrong about everything for the past 30 years.