Here are some reasons I listen to NPR (and why some wish to kill it off). I don't always agree with the reports, but you know, it's not about what we "believe" but about the facts.
Racism, it isn't just for whites against everybody else. Vigilantes Patrol for Jewish Women Dating Arab Men. Change "Jewish" to white and "Arab" to black and you pretty much got some of the discrimination flavor up until quite recently. And it all uses the same language. (Hopefully they'll have the transcript up soon) The main guy they interview is just one step away from the "mud people" concept. So, here's racism at it's finest. It's often easier to point and criticize others.
And speaking of "same words, same story, different players" we have the No War Crime Trials for Israelis story.
Yes, Virginia, those were Xmas Decorations for sale at the mall. Or, what we need is a little Christmas, right this very minute. Of course, in my head I'm singing, "Father Christmas, give us your money, we've got no time for your silly toys." I also expect a whole wave of "oh noes" stories this holiday season and that we'll hear the "Shoes" song over, and over, and over, and over, and over (bang!).
And because Healthcare is still my bugaboo, a story about who is to blame for some of the healthcare cost increases. As Pogo says, "We have met the enemy and he is us." Smart Pogo.