I usually turn to NPR because I expect to get a balanced approach to stories. Certainly there will be people with agendas and times they will miss the mark. Unfortunately NPR proved this week they are no different when it comes to the spin machine. After more than 24 years of hosting Morning Edition Bob Edwards was tossed out by NPR this week. No reasons have been given other than wanting to take the show in a new direction. The NPR spin makes it sound like Edwards wanted to leave. Perhaps NPR should explore taking the show in a new direction - back to its roots. The trademark depth that brought most listeners to NPR has become a less common commodity of late. As recently as two years ago NPR even called the show "Morning Edition with Bob Edwards".
by Joshua Brauer on March 26, 2004