Years later, columnist still thinks NPR is a “cultish echo chamber”

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The Miami Herald‘s columnist Glen Garvin recently came across a piece he wrote in June 1993 bashing NPR. Now he writes: “NPR remains a cultish echo chamber with a tiny audience anchored in a dying medium, funded almost entirely with money extorted from taxpayers. Other than that, public radio is great.” Here’s the original 7,300-word column that ran in the Chicago Reader.

  • Other than NPR’s being lively and representing a variety of viewpoints, having a large and growing audience in a vibrant medium, and being funded largely by private support–either directly or through stations–Glen Garvin’s comments are right on.