NPR reporter berates station after mass exodus of key people: “Let’s fix what’s broken”
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NPR radio host Ari Shapiro publicly polled his own employer on Tuesday after news broke that his “All Things Considered” co-host Audie Cornish would be leaving after more than a decade with the outlet.
Shapiro, who said Cornish’s departure “stings,” suggested in a sharp Twitter thread that NPR’s work environment may have led to what he suggested was an untimely exit. Cornish’s farewell comes after similar releases from “Morning Edition” and “Up First” co-host Noel King and “Weekend Edition Sunday” Lulu Garcia-Navarro.
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“If NPR doesn’t see this as a crisis, I don’t know what it will take,” Shapiro said of his friend’s exit, before pleading with NPR to “fix what’s broken.”
Finally, Shapiro advised the media to ask NPR why it “will bleed hosts from marginalized backgrounds.”
Lulu Garcia-Navarro, who left NPR in October after 17 years, said she was also saddened by his departure and hinted on Twitter that it was treatment in the workplace.
“People leave their jobs for other opportunities if they are not happy with the opportunities they have and the way they have been treated. I am sad to see this happening but it is not unexpected.” , she wrote.
NPR did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.
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Shapiro teased that he would be celebrating Cornish’s job at NPR all week.
NPR has often faced appeals for funding, most recently for allowing its journalists to engage in activities that defend “the freedom and dignity of human beings” on and off social media.
“I can’t wait to see how the studiously non-partisan and resolutely non-ideological NPR interprets which protests count as ‘advocating for the freedom and dignity of human beings’ and which do not,” journalist Glenn Greenwald tweeted about of the ad. .
“I think we have to stop calling it journalism,” activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali told Fox News Digital. “If you want to get involved in activism, go for it. But calling it journalism is a joke. It’s not journalism.”
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