SEMI-NEWS/SEMI-SATIRE: October 25, 2020 Edition

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Opinion Column by John Semmens
NPR Says Reporting Biden Corruption "Waste of Time"

Recent revelations indicating a long-running influence peddling operation involving Biden family members—including the former Vice-President—would strike most people as being newsworthy. However, most of the mainstream media have been avoiding the topic. However, taxpayer-funded National Public Radio (NPR) has gone even further down the road of denial by declaring it a "waste of time."

Kelly McBride, NPR's public editor, explained that "unlike commercial media we're not in this business for the money. As a publicly-funded operation it is our duty to protect the listening audience from hearing unworthy stories. Trump supporters are touting the actions taken by Hunter Biden and his father as some sort of extraordinary instance of corruption. The reality is that the exchange of money for political favors is a long-standing practice. The majority of the major figures in both parties have
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