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KCRW - Jewish Public Radio?

Earlier I had noticed an apparent over-representation of Jewish issues in NPR coverage. What I heard over the air on Monday pretty much removes all doubt.

KCRW, a local NPR affiliate, is holding a fund drive. Nothing unusual in that, up until a particular story ran on NPR:

Abuse Scandal Plagues Hasidic Jews In Brooklyn

After the story ran, the fund drive hosts expressed misgivings about the effect the story might have on donors, and essentially apologized for the appearance of the story on NPR!! Apparently stories that might reflect negatively on any portion of the Jewish community are not welcome. (Raping little boys is OK. Saying bad things about popular rabbis is not.)

Amazing. Guess that pretty much erases any remaining doubts about using the label "Jewish Public Radio".