Thanks for this critique of NPR’s content. But there was a major omission. The power of propaganda is not in what is discussed, trivial or otherwise; it is in what’s not mentioned at all. Fukushima melting down anyone? Twenty years from now, that will be the most significant event of our day. Had it been vigorously reported from the moment the earthquake struck 2+ years ago, the Pacific Ocean might not now be turning into radioactive soup.