Tristan Justice of the Federalist highlights a key piece of an NPR whistleblower’s recent comments.

The taxpayer-funded pundits at National Public Radio (NPR) follow editorial guidance crafted by radical trans activists and hyperfixate on the skin color of their sources, according to a whistleblower op-ed published in The Free Press.

Senior Business Editor Uri Berliner is a 25-year veteran of NPR who outlined Tuesday how the outlet “lost America’s trust.” …

… Berliner pointed to NPR’s commitment to intersectionality and explained that so-called diversity — specifically of skin color and sexual identities — became its “North Star.” Overall, “[r]ace and identity,” Berliner said, “became paramount in nearly every aspect of the workplace.”

Berliner explained that NPR reporters were required to ask every person they interviewed about their sex, skin color, and ethnicity, and then input that information into “a centralized tracking system.” He added that NPR’s burgeoning “diversity, equity, and inclusion” staff organized meetings intended to spark conversations about race, with monthly sessions for “men of color” and “women of color” that included “nonbinary people.” Journalists also underwent “unconscious bias training sessions.”

But it wasn’t just race, and it wasn’t just a top-down effort to become more “inclusive.” Berliner explained that this identity-obsessed North Star began to dictate the terms reporters used in stories, with the government-funded outlet’s editorial guidance created with pro-trans activists. Berliner wrote:

There’s an unspoken consensus about the stories we should pursue and how they should be framed. It’s frictionless — one story after another about instances of supposed racism, transphobia, signs of the climate apocalypse, Israel doing something bad, and the dire threat of Republican policies. It’s almost like an assembly line.

The mindset prevails in choices about language. In a document called NPR Transgender Coverage Guidance—disseminated by news management—we’re asked to avoid the term biological sex. (The editorial guidance was prepared with the help of a former staffer of the National Center for Transgender Equality.)