NPR audience researchers asked listeners about the newsroom's election coverage and found general satisfaction, but two criticisms stood out. One, concerning false balance, is common about the news media today. The second, however, strikes at a core practice in American journalism.
Responding to an open question that asked "If you could change one thing," many listeners wrote that NPR should kill interviews with the man on the street.
As one respondent put it, "I really don't care what some random dude in Florida thinks."