Former National Public Radio CEO, Ken Stern, admitted recently that he's been living his life in a liberal echo chamber all these years and decided he needed to make some changes.
For so long, he, his colleagues, and his network oftentimes vilified Republicans and gun owners not realizing they were terribly misunderstanding them.
His new book titled, “Republican Like Me: How I Left the Liberal Bubble and Learned to Love the Right” chronicles his one-year experience connecting with “the other side.” He visited rural towns from across the country to understand what liberal elites have long misunderstood: Republicans. He also explained how the media has driven a dangerously polarizing wedge between Americans through divisive rhetoric and the refusal to have honest conversations.
"It’s not that media is suppressing stories intentionally. It’s that these stories don’t reflect their interests and beliefs," Stern wrote in the New York Post.
"It’s why my new friends in Youngstown, Ohio, and Pikeville, Ky., see media as hopelessly disconnected from their lives, and it is how the media has opened the door to charges of bias," he continued.
Today, Pat discussed Stern’s revelations and called for more understanding and a more honest dialogue between progressives and conservatives. He also believes Stern's book is a step in the right direction. If you're interested in hearing more about Stern, listen to his interview with "The Morning Blaze" host Doc Thompson, here.