by Daily Bell Staff
The Daily Bell
NPR is killing off comments. That’s great news! … NPR made a big announcement Wednesday: It is ending its users’ ability to offer comments at the bottom of each story posted on its site. “We’ve reached the point where we’ve realized that there are other, better ways to achieve the same kind of community discussion around the issues we raise in our journalism,” Scott Montgomery, NPR’s managing editor of digital news, explained. This is terrific news. – Washington Post
No, it is not terrific news that NPR is going to ban feedback to its articles.
No doubt the move is being made because NPR leaves out so many facts in its articles. And the feedbacks tend to be a good deal more informative than the articles themselves.
The basic issue with NPR, like all the mainstream media, is that it doesn’t grapple with the fundamental issue of globalization.