This kind of question would probably not be asked ten or fifteen years ago. But it’s perfectly clear now that news organizations need to be closely scrutinized. NPR news is no exception.
The verdict? While NPR is left leaning, they are one of the better news networks available. If you are looking for perfection, you’re going to find disappointment. The agenda behind their stories are not as transparent as those of Fox and CNN.
We recommend you take everything you hear from mainstream news outlets with a grain of salt. There is a saying that you should believe half of what you see and nothing you hear.
Try to stay well-balanced with the networks you listen to. Watch all or none of the major channels. Finally. consider looking for broadcasts from outside sources such as other countries. Their agendas will give a different spin on the same stories. It’s your job to tell which one is more likely.