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
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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