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    Re: GOP Calls EMERGENCY Meeting To Defund NPR (Even Though The Video Has Been Debunke

    Quote Originally Posted by Objective Voice View Post
    It's not even about that!

    NPR is to liberal media what talk radio is to Conservatives. Thus, for the GOP it's about removing or severely limiting the range of a Liberal information source that's funded in-part by the federal government. It's the counter attack to what the GOP claims the FEC is trying to do in implementing the Fairness Doctrine...mussle Conservative talk radio.

    That's what this along with union busting is all about....silencing and/or keeping the liberal base as silent or as unimformed as possible so that their voice can their propaganda the loudest and most often.

    That's what this is really all about. Frankly, I'm surprised no one else has figured this out yet.
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    Re: GOP Calls EMERGENCY Meeting To Defund NPR (Even Though The Video Has Been Debunke

    United States Code: Title 47,396. Corporation for Public Broadcasting | LII / Legal Information Institute

    TITLE 47 > CHAPTER 5 > SUBCHAPTER III > Part IV > subpart d > § 396
    § 396. Corporation for Public Broadcasting

    (a) Congressional declaration of policy
    The Congress hereby finds and declares that—
    (1) it is in the public interest to encourage the growth and development of public radio and television broadcasting, including the use of such media for instructional, educational, and cultural purposes;
    (2) it is in the public interest to encourage the growth and development of nonbroadcast telecommunications technologies for the delivery of public telecommunications services;
    (3) expansion and development of public telecommunications and of diversity of its programming depend on freedom, imagination, and initiative on both local and national levels;
    (4) the encouragement and support of public telecommunications, while matters of importance for private and local development, are also of appropriate and important concern to the Federal Government;
    (5) it furthers the general welfare to encourage public telecommunications services which will be responsive to the interests of people both in particular localities and throughout the United States, which will constitute an expression of diversity and excellence, and which will constitute a source of alternative telecommunications services for all the citizens of the Nation;
    (6) it is in the public interest to encourage the development of programming that involves creative risks and that addresses the needs of unserved and underserved audiences, particularly children and minorities;
    (7) it is necessary and appropriate for the Federal Government to complement, assist, and support a national policy that will most effectively make public telecommunications services available to all citizens of the United States;
    (8) public television and radio stations and public telecommunications services constitute valuable local community resources for utilizing electronic media to address national concerns and solve local problems through community programs and outreach programs;
    (9) it is in the public interest for the Federal Government to ensure that all citizens of the United States have access to public telecommunications services through all appropriate available telecommunications distribution technologies; and
    (10) a private corporation should be created to facilitate the development of public telecommunications and to afford maximum protection from extraneous interference and control.
    Maybe that .08 cents or so every year being put back in my pocket is going to help my bottom line some, But on the other hand I would rather have more choices rather than less choices when it comes to media outlets.

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    Re: GOP Calls EMERGENCY Meeting To Defund NPR (Even Though The Video Has Been Debunke

    For what? Linking the word "liberal" to NPR? Notice I said "NPR is to liberal media". I didn't state that NPR was a news source exclusively tailor to a liberal listening audience. There is a difference, i.e., FoxNews and most talk radio shows today especially here in the South.

    IMO, except for FoxNews, all news from mainstream media sources is liberal. It has to be in order to appear as neutral and non-bias as possible. Sure, an article will put a political slant here or there, but that has more to do with the writter/editor not necessarily the media source itself.

    To put it simple, I find NPR's "All Things Considered" to be the most informative news segments on radio today. If I really want to know the nuts and bolts of a news story, get deep inside the issues, the best source for such non-bias, straigh-forward news, IMHO, is NPR, bar-none!

    Still, I thank you, Barbbtx for keeping mum on the GOP's true objective when it comes to NPR. The fact that you nor any other Republican/Conservative have argued against my accessment on the matter just illustrates my point clearly.
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    Re: GOP Calls EMERGENCY Meeting To Defund NPR (Even Though The Video Has Been Debunke

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbbtx View Post
    Thanks ..
    The main point here being that NPR has no particular obligation to employ someone who publicly states things they don't like. Next time you're at work, stand outside the front and start directing customers to another business. Then claim a first amendment violation when you get canned. See how that turns out.

    Hell, these companes don't even have an obligation to tell the truth. Fox News fought a court battle in FL over this very thing. They fired two employees who refused to lie on the air about a story, and they filed a suit under whistleblower protection. Fox fought the lawsuit on the grounds that lying is not illegal and that under the first amendment they have the right to do so.

    They were right. The court ruled that the FCC's policy against distortion is merely a "policy" and not a "rule, regulation, or law," and therefore Fox hadn't done anything illegal and that whistleblower protection therefore did not apply. Infuriating as it is, it's a proper ruling. The 1st amendment does give Fox News, or NPR, the right to lie, distort, and spin the news however the hell they like. An employee refusing to do so does not have any right to continued employment.

    I just wish some "news" organizations wouldn't be so blatant and constant with it.
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    Re: GOP Calls EMERGENCY Meeting To Defund NPR (Even Though The Video Has Been Debunke

    Quote Originally Posted by Objective Voice View Post
    It's not even about that!

    NPR is to liberal media what talk radio is to Conservatives. Thus, for the GOP it's about removing or severely limiting the range of a Liberal information source that's funded in-part by the federal government. It's the counter attack to what the GOP claims the FEC is trying to do in implementing the Fairness Doctrine...mussle Conservative talk radio.

    That's what this along with union busting is all about....silencing and/or keeping the liberal base as silent or as uninformed as possible so that their voice can their propaganda the loudest and most often.

    That's what this is really all about. Frankly, I'm surprised no one else has figured this out yet.
    The left is pretty good at silencing itself. Remember Air America?

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    Re: GOP Calls EMERGENCY Meeting To Defund NPR (Even Though The Video Has Been Debunke

    Quote Originally Posted by Objective Voice View Post
    For what? Linking the word "liberal" to NPR? Notice I said "NPR is to liberal media". I didn't state that NPR was a news source exclusively tailor to a liberal listening audience. There is a difference, i.e., FoxNews and most talk radio shows today especially here in the South.

    IMO, except for FoxNews, all news from mainstream media sources is liberal. It has to be in order to appear as neutral and non-bias as possible. Sure, an article will put a political slant here or there, but that has more to do with the writter/editor not necessarily the media source itself.

    To put it simple, I find NPR's "All Things Considered" to be the most informative news segments on radio today. If I really want to know the nuts and bolts of a news story, get deep inside the issues, the best source for such non-bias, straigh-forward news, IMHO, is NPR, bar-none!

    Still, I thank you, Barbbtx for keeping mum on the GOP's true objective when it comes to NPR. The fact that you nor any other Republican/Conservative have argued against my accessment on the matter just illustrates my point clearly.
    Are you saying that NPR is not liberal?

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    Re: GOP Calls EMERGENCY Meeting To Defund NPR (Even Though The Video Has Been Debunke

    The truth from a GOP member.

    Here is Congressman Amash’s explanation for voting “present” « Gretawire

    H R 1076 does not actually save taxpayer dollars; it merely blocks CPB from exercising its discretion to send funding to NPR. The funds CPB does not send to NPR under the bill are returned to CPB to be spent subsidizing other private radio producers
    It is always good to expose the GOP for their lies and hypocrisy. Their whole argument was to save money, and guess what... it saves NOTHING.
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    Re: GOP Calls EMERGENCY Meeting To Defund NPR (Even Though The Video Has Been Debunke

    Quote Originally Posted by Sgt Meowenstein View Post
    Juan Williams was an NPR commentator. According to NPR, he violated his contract for saying what he said on FOX. That's not a first amendment issue. Try again. But thanks for showing what the GOP's beef with NPR is really about. It's not about the budget, it's about ideology.
    1. Ahhh... it seems that clause only applies to the lone Conservative on NPR, for Nina Tottenberg and her ilk... other rules apply.

    2. Let me correct your last line: "It's about tax dollars funding an ideology." There is no need for a government funded NPR. The fact there is no need for government funded NPR today reveals the problem we face with Democrats. They don't want to cut even the most obvious elements of waste.



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