NPR CEO skips hearing to examine radio outlet’s alleged ideological bias

The top executive at NPR failed to appear at a congressional hearing designed to examine alleged bias at the news outlet despite being funded by taxpayer dollars.

Katherine Maher, who was named CEO of NPR earlier this year, said she declined the invitation to testify before the House Energy and Commerce Committee due to a scheduling conflict. The committee went through with the hearing in Maher’s absence, arguing it was crucial to investigate any instances of political bias despite relying on public support from the taxpayer-funded Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

“I will note for the record, we invited NPR’s CEO, Ms. Maher, to participate in today’s hearing. She has declined to do so stating that she needed more time to prepare and that she had a conflict with an NPR board meeting,” committee Chairwoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) Read more…

Please follow and like us: