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    Re: De-fund NPR and PBS

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Liberal media = no conservative bias.
    Yep. If it was about budget issues, that money would have been cut period. The way the thing is written though is that it was cut for NPR but the money is still funded.

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    Re: De-fund NPR and PBS

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    This has nothing to do with balancing the budget. It is to punish NPR for having a mostly neutral (not conservative) news outlook.
    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Liberal media = no conservative bias.
    I'll just repost what I stated in another thread on this same subject:

    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.

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    Re: De-fund NPR and PBS

    I never listen to NPR, so I don't really have an opinion. I don't really see any inherent societal benefit of the government funding a radio station though. I'm not going to be that upset if the government stops funding NPR.

    PBS is great. It's widely considered one of the most reliable sources of news, and it has great educational programming that truly DOES provide a benefit to society. I'm not sure how competitive that would be in a free market, so I don't have any problem at all with government funding PBS.
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    Re: De-fund NPR and PBS

    The Constitution does not authorize the funding of a government propaganda network.

    Nor should people who oppose the socialist message of NPR be forced to pay taxes to support it.

    NPR should compete for dollars on the same free-market place that Limbaugh, Beck, and John and Ken are competing in. If they can't remain financially solvent then that's proof enough that the majority don't want it, and as Mayor Sokum keeps hearing from the left, the will of the majority is supposed to prevail.

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    Re: De-fund NPR and PBS

    Quote Originally Posted by Mellie View Post
    Do you agree or disagree that we need to stop giving federal $$ to NPR and PBS? I'd like someone who disagree with the defunding, to give some good reasons why the taxpayers should be forced to give money to a radio and TV station.

    Thank you.
    Absolutely not, I would be in favor of increasing their funding. All industrial democracies have public funding. Commercial stations are biased by their advertisers, NPR and PBS are not dependent on advertisers.

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    Re: De-fund NPR and PBS

    Quote Originally Posted by repeter View Post
    Nothing shameful about it.

    That's the Mayor's buck and a half and he shouldn't be robbed of it.

    Here's an idea. Let all the people who want NPR subscribe to it on Satellite radio. Let all the rest of us who have no use for that crap keep their money.

    What are you going to insist on next, that people who think "Piss Christ" is a complete waste of everything be forced to subsidize it via the unconstitutional funding of the National Endowment for the Arts?

    The nation is going bankrupt, the government has to stop funding unconstitutional pet projects, especially when those unconstitutional projects don't serve the public interest.[

    My point is, the amount of money we each spend on NPR (I'm not sure about PBS, but I'm lazy, and will assume its not horrible worse than NPR's funding situation) is pretty minimal. I listen to NPR every morning on my way to school, and honestly, its worth the money my family puts into it in terms of tax dollars.
    The Mayor's point is that if you listen to it, you pay for it, and stop demanding people who don't listen to it pay for it, too.

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    Re: De-fund NPR and PBS

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    I never listen to NPR, so I don't really have an opinion. I don't really see any inherent societal benefit of the government funding a radio station though. I'm not going to be that upset if the government stops funding NPR.

    PBS is great. It's widely considered one of the most reliable sources of news, and it has great educational programming that truly DOES provide a benefit to society. I'm not sure how competitive that would be in a free market, so I don't have any problem at all with government funding PBS.
    If you enjoy PBS, you need to stand firm in maintaining funding for NPR because both are owned and operated by the same company, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

    From Wikipedia:

    NPR, formerly National Public Radio, is a privately and publicly funded non-profit membership media organization that serves as a national syndicator to 797 public radio stations in the United States of America. NPR was created in 1970, following congressional passage of the Public Broadcasting Act of 1967. This act was signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson, and established the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, which also created the Public Broadcasting Service in addition to NPR. A CPB organizing committee under John Witherspoon first created a Board of Directors chaired by Bernard Mayes. This Board then hired Donald Quayle to be the first President of NPR with studios in Washington D.C., 30 employees and 90 public radio stations as charter members.

    NPR produces and distributes news and cultural programming. Individual public radio stations are not required to broadcast all NPR programs that are produced. Most public radio stations broadcast a mixture of NPR programs, content from rival providers American Public Media, Public Radio International and Public Radio Exchange, and locally produced programs. NPR's flagships are two drive time news broadcasts, Morning Edition and the afternoon All Things Considered; both are carried by most NPR member stations, and from 2002–2008 they were the second and third most popular radio programs in the country. In a Harris poll conducted in 2005, NPR was voted the most trusted news source in the U.S.

    NPR manages the Public Radio Satellite System, which distributes NPR programs and other programming from independent producers and networks such as American Public Media and Public Radio International. Its content is also available on-demand via the web, mobile, and podcasts.
    Defund one, you reduce the effectiveness of both!

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    Re: De-fund NPR and PBS

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    The fact is defunding NPR, PBS isn't going solve our deficit,
    Nickels and dimes built the deficit, cutting hundreds of millions of dollars out of completely non-essential and completely unconstitutional services will add up, too.

    Also I don't know about NPR, but PBS does alot of educational programing that is used in schools, and I support federal money for PBS.
    Just in case you missed it, the Federal government is prohibited from spending money on public education. That's something Thomas Jefferson pointed out in his request for an Amendment authorizing that. The Congress of the time agreed that it was unconstitutional and declined to Amend the Constitution. So it's still unconstitutional.

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    Re: De-fund NPR and PBS

    Quote Originally Posted by Objective Voice View Post
    Defund one, you reduce the effectiveness of both!
    Well, that's good news. So we should keep up the pressure to privatize both of those parasitic companies.

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    Re: De-fund NPR and PBS

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    I never listen to NPR, so I don't really have an opinion. I don't really see any inherent societal benefit of the government funding a radio station though. I'm not going to be that upset if the government stops funding NPR.

    PBS is great. It's widely considered one of the most reliable sources of news, and it has great educational programming that truly DOES provide a benefit to society. I'm not sure how competitive that would be in a free market, so I don't have any problem at all with government funding PBS.
    I have listened to NPR some on long drives across country. It has simply put the best in depth news coverage. Newspapers and magazines wish they had as solid of news coverage.
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