NPR recently fired Juan Williams for inoffensive comments he made about Muslims, and it proves how far afield publicly-funded media outlets like NPR have strayed.
Taxpayer-funded news media such as NPR should be regularly audited on their political content and slant, to determine if there is obvious bias in one direction or the other.
No one seriously questions that NPR has a liberal bias. But why should taxpayers fund them when they attempt to present themselves as objective?
Steps should be taken not only to determine NPR's slant, but to demand immediate steps to balance their coverage by hiring conservatives as reporters and editors.
When was the last time NPR was audited to determine its political stance? Calls are already being made to strip NPR of its government money, and that would be a good start toward righting this wrong that has been allowed to continue for too long.