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In the Underwriting spots vs. commercials section it states "they cannot advocate a product". How does this claim square with the Carbonite adverts singing the praises of and pushing their shoddy, unencrypted storage solutions on me? These are not mere "statements" from an advertiser and are clearly positioned and worded as such to advocate for and sell me on this commercial product. They "advocate" the services features and sometimes even mention the pricing models for their services. 22.214.171.124 (talk) 02:03, 28 May 2012 (UTC)
I am not discussing NPR directly. Rather, I am pointing out dubious statements and poor wording in this particular section and offering a real world example of commercial adverts for why such unsourced claims are dubious at best. They (NPR) clearly have commercial advertisements which are contrary to what is currently written. Section needs clean up and expansion with neutral, verifiable sourcing. 126.96.36.199 (talk) 16:49, 28 May 2012 (UTC)
references seem to be a mess - if you are gonna cite UCLA or UMiss study, shouldn't you ahvet the right rev ? also, what about many studies, eg FAIR, showing strong conservative bias on NPR, eg % of speakers. Even more biased is selection of guests that favor the mainstream media thought ecosystems. (as a liberal, I find the idea that NPR has a liberal bias laughable) — Preceding unsigned comment added by 188.8.131.52 (talk) 19:51, 17 November 2012 (UTC)
The 'Underwriting' is clearly a loophole for financing ads. The promotion of financial services and vehicles is blatant with breaks disguised as 'news' breaks there is always an ad at the back end. Its amazing they get away with it. I feel sorry for people who are sponsoring them. How commentators like Larry Mantel can say without laughing 'We dont have commercials' is bizarre, I have been in advertising 30 years and they are ads with loaded copy. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 184.108.40.206 (talk) 02:41, 8 January 2013 (UTC)
It says "ultra-liberal" news organization in the opening paragraph. First that violates Wikipedia's NPOV. Second of all, as the comments above say, NPR's corporate as much as it's "liberal" (whatever that's actually supposed to mean). I suggest an editor tag this as violating NPOV. 220.127.116.11 (talk) 01:42, 27 May 2013 (UTC)
Many of the programs are pretty unashamedly liberal in their themes. If they cite any conservative source it's because they believe the source will sound foolish. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 18.104.22.168 (talk) 03:46, 30 July 2014 (UTC)
I removed the infobox claim that "This is NPR" is the slogan of NPR. First, I can't see how that's a slogan at all, though of course they repeat it often. Second, the "reference" was to an NPR webpage that uses the phrase, but makes no claim that it is an official slogan. Phiwum (talk) 10:48, 3 April 2013 (UTC)