Here is a letter of complaint that I sent to the PBS Ombudsman:
This message concerns the segment Questions Surround Actions Of Calif. Mass Shooting Suspects http://www.npr.org/2015/12/03/458276442/investagors-want-to-know-more-about-2-suspects-backgrounds that broadcast this morning [December 3, 2015], in which Steve Inskeep talked to Hussam Ayloush, executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) in Los Angeles.
Please stop using CAIR as a reliable source. At least 5 CAIR officials have been jailed for supporting terror. CAIR was identified as an un-indicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land terror-financing trial. The United Arab Emirates has designated CAIR as a terrorist organization.
It astounds me that media accepts CAIR's description of itself as a civil rights group when the truth about CAIR can easily be found on the Internet. Is it laziness, or is it time pressures that prevent journalists from further investigation?
Here's the non-answer that the NPR Ombudsman gave:
Thank you for contacting my office. CAIR has been investigated in the past and the Dept. of Justice decided against prosecuting the group or its leaders.