NPR suspends editor who wrote essay critiquing outlet’s viewpoint bias

NPR senior editor Uri Berliner has been suspended without pay for five days by the company after he published an essay that claimed the company has “lost America’s trust.”

NPR reporter David Folkenflik first reported the news in an article for the outlet and interviewed Berliner on his grievances, including those against its CEO, Katherine Maher.

“We’re looking for a leader right now who’s going to be unifying and bring more people into the tent and have a broader perspective on, sort of, what America is all about,” Berliner said of NPR’s decision to hire Maher, who had never worked for a news organization before. “And this seems to be the opposite of that.”

Maher has been criticized for numerous past posts online, including one in particular when she targeted then-President
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