Hank has discovered, perhaps belatedly, that NPR isn't really all that. The reportage and analysis he finds lacking has been the network's stock-in-trade for a long time now, with the reprehensible Steve Inskeep and Cokie Roberts leading the pack of assorted bobble-heads.
NPR is the radio version of the HuffPost, that is weak-kneed "journalism" of the most-simplistic variety.
As execrable as poisoned food, it cannot be digested without waves of nausea overcoming the senses. The fare further blurs the line between "fake" and "real" news as its toxicity levels become dangerous to the human spirit.