The PBS NewsHour offered five minutes of coverage on Wednesday of the House Oversight Committee hearings on slow-walking the Hunter Biden investigation, but National Public Radio could not find one second to cover the hearing on Wednesday night or Thursday morning.
The PBS story wasn’t perfect — the only congressman soundbite was Democrat Jamie Raskin — but at least there was something.
Not only did NPR fail to find any time for the House committee probe on the horribly named newscast All Things Considered, even their top-of-hour newscasts from 4 pm to 8 pm — even as the hearing was live — aired nothing. The 8 pm newscast led off with how Donald Trump may still be indicted in Fulton County, Georgia.
The second story in the 6 pm newscast included NPR anchor Jack Spear proclaiming “Already looking at criminal charges in both New York and Florida, former president Donald Trump is likely to face additional charges soon.” It’s a “remarkable situation in which a former president faces a litany of charges, a number of which could mean possible prison time, even as he sees to reclaim the White House.”
To complete the impression left of State-Run Radio, two of these evening newscasts promoted how the Biden administration was evaluating how to make corporations better at the “White House Competition Council.”
Remember that NPR covered every second of the House January 6 Committee hearings live. They luxuriated in it. But they now shamelessly pretend these hearings didn’t exist. Blame their hardcore leftist audience, who can’t stand to hear uncomfortable things. The evening show featured a 12-minute story recounting black activists badly mistreated in the South in 1963, but they can’t find the news in 2023.
The NPR programs had multiple segments previewing the Women’s World Cup, including this one: “As the Women’s World Cup gets underway, a look at the history of the sports bra.”
To get a complete sense of the aerobic avoidance of Biden scandals, here is the headlines as posted on the NPR website:
“ALL THINGS CONSIDERED” (16 stories)
Israeli president’s speech was applauded by some in Congress, boycotted by others
SOUTHCOM commander describes U.S. military readiness in Latin America and Caribbean
New countries and a changing U.S. team: what to expect for the Women’s World Cup
Copycat drugs could end Humira’s reign as the prominent arthritis treatment
Radio Diaries: They marched for desegregation — then they disappeared for 45 days (12 minutes)
In New Jersey, climate change education is rolled into all sorts of school subjects
The story behind the real ‘Dial of Destiny’ featured in the new Indiana Jones film
Update: Investigation into Trump’s efforts to overturn Georgia’s 2020 election result
A new development in the investigation into the murder of Tupac Shakur
Got tipping rage? This barista reveals what it’s like to be behind the tip screen
Public defenders’ low income clients will suffer the most from funding crisis
How AI could perpetuate racism, sexism and other biases in society
Thousands of anti-government protestors in Peru call for the president’s resignation
Extreme heat raises concern about the health of prison inmates, particularly in Texas
Grass vs. turf: The debate over the best playing surface for soccer rages on
‘LA Made: The Barbie Tapes’ is giving the Barbie deep dive we didn’t know we needed
MORNING EDITION (19 stories)
Madhur Jaffrey’s no fuss introduction to Indian cooking
Correspondent describes reports of mistreatment of migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border
As the Women’s World Cup kicks off, the U.S. hopes to win its third in a row
Keanu Reeves’s band Dogstar will release its first album in 23 years
Three Florida men are on the ballot in 2024. Voters there still want Trump
Mosquitoes spread malaria. These researchers want them to fight it instead
Agriculture industry takes steps to reduce methane, a potent greenhouse gas
An update on the Black Sea grain deal
Mayor in South Carolina discusses efforts to help people cope with intense heat
As the Women’s World Cup gets underway, a look at the history of the sports bra
Arab Center’s Yousef Munayyer discusses evolving Palestinian American views on Israel
Netflix shows steady growth amid writers and actors strikes
New study finds a genetic variant may explain why some get COVID but have no symptoms
Women with pregnancy complications tell a Texas court how abortion bans affected them
Look up! The Perseid Meteor Shower is back
Can U.S. power grids handle the surge in energy use as temperatures climb?
Scientists say extreme heat should inspire more aggressive action on climate change
Sen. Gillibrand discusses efforts to ban lawmakers from holding and trading stocks
Jury hears testimony about lives of 11 people killed in Pittsburgh synagogue shooting
If this lineup strikes you as a lack of journalistic rigor, you can contact the office of Public Editor Kelly McBride and tell her that Biden backers aren’t the only people who subsidize NPR.