Because NPR has a constitutional right to share whatever they want. You also have a right to own you own position. No one is forcing you to listen to NPR. But NPR is run by people, and preople are sensitive to their environment. Where am I going with this? (I promise it isn't a conspiracy theory)
I'm confident I own the least popular opinion in light of all of this: the political party system has become an all-out power trip. Subversive tactics are drawn upon constantly through the media to elevate a political position over the other. Race, sex, all the topics in the air right now are all fair game in their pusruit of power. Of course Donald Trump isn't free from accepting these accusations, but, as the constitutionalist position I hold to, neither is Hillary Clinton. Do not think for one minute that just because Hillary Clinton isn't spewing attacks on twitter, she is not swinging the exact same stick. Take a look at where the money is going, there you will see the positions at play in this game.
The Republican party no doubt has strong roots in racism. Our forefathers had slaves. We are all guilty of being a part of a dark history of humanity. History has shown that humanity repeats itself... The civil rights movement brought closure to the political debate through federally recognized laws governing all citizens of the country. Are there still racist bigots and mysoganists in our country? Of course. Is that the message of the Trump movement? Well...
A lot of confused people would say so. But sensing the vaccuum in their position right now - I am immediately going to bring up the position I held long before this day came: MEDIA BUBBLE
You may see it as a stretch, but I legitimately believe the trickle down effect of our infastructure for transfering value (including information) on centralized data centers does not do enough justice to the principles of our declaration of independence. I'm not running on away with an idea now, though it may seem. Data centers aren't the root of the problem, but the social media revolution is entering a phase now where it is showing dangerous symptoms of tech. bubble-mania...ESPECIALLY considering the framework for the transfer of information. Being politically correct has become the new 'norm.' Is there a side effect to 10+ years of building off a network rewarding whoever gets the most attention?!? Social media has shown, for example in the case of the arab spring, what power it has. With great power comes great responsibility. I've lost friends, people I love dearly, because of my disinclination to agree with their position in this election due to this working theory of mine. That is a sign of a red flag, when honest people I know see me as an enemy because I don't agree with them.
I am not a sage of political wisdom unlike a host of individuals around me in real life, but I have studied the modern political movements enough to see a think tank enriching an age old argument to elevate their position.
And, to "go high" - You MUST acknowledge both sides for being guilty of these tactics. Only time will tell of the side effects of the polarity that is enabled by multiple parties around every corner these days.