By John Ubaldi, “Ubaldi Reports”

A highly respected editor for National Public Radio (NPR) Uri Berliner wrote a blistering account of willful and deliberate political bias at the media outlet.  Berliner writes that with the election of Donald Trump as president in 2016, NPR like many mainstream media affiliates became not journalists adhering to their own ethical code but are now advocates for the Democratic Party.

Read for yourself of the ethical standard all journalists have sworn to uphold and judge it the media today meets that standard. The ethical standard can be found in The Society for Professional Journalist Ethical Code.

I have posted the entire ethical code into the body of this article for easy reading, please comment and tell me if the media follows their own ethical code which they demand of others?


Members of the Society of Professional Journalists believe that public enlightenment is the forerunner of justice and the foundation of democracy. Ethical journalism strives to ensure the free exchange of information that is accurate, fair and thorough. An ethical journalist acts with integrity.

The Society declares these four principles as the foundation of ethical journalism and encourages their use in its practice by all people in all media.

Seek Truth and Report It

Ethical journalism should be accurate and fair. Journalists should be honest and courageous in gathering, reporting and interpreting information.

Journalists should:

Minimize Harm

Ethical journalism treats sources, subjects, colleagues and members of the public as human beings deserving of respect.

Journalists should:

  • Act Independently.

The highest and primary obligation of ethical journalism is to serve the public. Journalists should:

Be Accountable and Transparent

Ethical journalism means taking responsibility for one’s work and explaining one’s decisions to the public.

Journalists should:

Now for our republican form of government to sustain itself, the nation needs an independent and non-bias media that truly holds both parties accountable.