I just sent this letter to NPR:
This morning you referred to the congressional commission to investigate the government's response to the Katrina disaster as "bipartisan". While Senator Frist and Speaker Hastert announced it as such, they did so without consulting or even informing the Democratic leadership. I expect NPR to be more than a bulletin board for government press releases. Please do better at calling a whitewash a whitewash, and a Republican stunt a slick press manipulation.