Sue Schardt, an NPR board member, speaks:

What happened as a result is that we unwittingly cultivated a core audience that is predominately white, liberal, highly educated, elite.

Unwittingly? That hardly seems possible.

“Super-serve the core” — that was the mantra, for many, many years. This focus has, in large part, brought us to our success today. It was never anyone’s intention to exclude anyone.

Exclude? Perhaps not. Mock us, slander us, show absolute contempt for us, yes. That doesn’t mean we’re “excluded”; we’re still welcome to listen.

And, of course, we always get to participate through our taxes.

POSTSCRIPT: To be fair, Schardt’s comments are somewhat thoughtful. But ultimately NPR did not become what it is by accident, and to pretend otherwise is disingenuous.

(Via Instapundit.) (Previous post.)

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