11/09/2010

Why is the government giving any money to NPR?

There are so many options for alternative formats, why is the government giving money to NPR or Public TV? But there is another reason for defunding, and that is getting government money biases those who receive the money. If your income depends on the government, do you think that it might impact how you stand on cutting taxes? The head of NPR though is starting the campaign to make sure that they keep getting government money.

Speaking at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Washington Sunday on the “Future of Journalism,” National Public Radio President and CEO Vivian Schiller said she takes calls for defunding NPR “very seriously,” while stressing how important government funding is for public broadcasting, especially for NPR’s member stations. She also recognized there’s a possibility that, with the new GOP majority in the House, those calls for defunding might be renewed.

“If defunding to public broadcasting were to occur, it would be devastating to public broadcasting. That’s a fact,” Schiller said. . . .

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Blogger Chas said...

I remember when TV was the three networks and PBS. These days, with the Internet, I don't even have a TV anymore. With all the channel choices available to people now, there is no point in the government funding the partisan, leftist "People's Broadcasting Service".
Commie wannabe's with a visceral disdain for capitalism love getting government money, but it's long past time to cut off the corporate welfare for PBS and NPR. We can’t afford it anymore, and we should not be doing it even if we could afford it. Every government dime that goes to PBS and NPR frees up a dime that a liberal can then send to a leftist, Democrat candidate, and we’re talking millions of dimes. It’s long past time to put a stop to such funding!

11/09/2010 2:11 PM  
Blogger Scott said...

But she said they didn't need government funding!

11/09/2010 3:58 PM  

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