My nomination for that would be its ‘national security reporter ‘ Dina Temple-Raston whom I have long castigated for being an unapologetic propagandist for the organs of the national security state. Glenn Greenwald gives yet another example of her breathless and uncritical coverage, this time of claims made by the CIA and its front organizations.
To be fair to her, her predecessor on that beat Tom Gjelten was hardly better. I used to say that when he was reporting, NPR seemed to stand for National Pentagon Radio and it may be time to pass on that dubious honor to her.
It may be that the kind of people who are drawn to national security reporting are those who either worshipped the security apparatus from the beginning or are the kinds of people who can be easily co-opted to relay the official line. Either way, they are not ‘reporters’ but mainly stenographers and shills.