A former CEO of NPR spent a year with conservatives out of a fear that “red” and “blue” America were “drifting irrevocably apart.” He — a Democrat and no fan of the president — found media biased against conservatives. The media, he declares, have “failed us.”
“I embedded myself with the other side, standing in pit row at a NASCAR race, hanging out at Tea Party meetings and sitting in on Steve Bannon’s radio show,” said Ken Stern, in a New York Post essay. “I found an America far different from the one depicted in the press and imagined by presidents (‘cling to guns or religion’) and presidential candidates (‘basket of deplorables’) alike.”
Stern has written a book about the experience, “Republican Like Me: How I Left the Liberal Bubble and Learned to Love the Right.