Monday, October 24, 2011

Responses to NPR's Dropping World of Opera, Lisa Simeone Firing

A few responses to NPR dropping Lisa Simeone's World of Opera because of her involvement in organizing protests in DC, and her firing as host of Soundprint for the same reason:

  • On his Baltimore Sun blog, David Zurawick says that NPR has a code of ethics and needs to enforce it.
  • Libertarian website Reason thinks that the lengths NPR goes through to prove its objectivity only emphasizes its editorial bias; better just to acknowledge it and let its employees be Prius-driving, yoga-loving, liberal lunatics. 

On a related note, Michelle Norris, whose husband is now an Obama 2012 advisor, recently quit her job as All Things Considered host to avoid the appearance of conflict of interest.