If NPR is sufficiently financed by private donation to be inependent as you claim, then there is no need for the government finance it by stealing money from people who do not listen to it. You people are claiming that NPR is fiscally solvent and then claiming that the taxpayer MUST fund it.
Well, which is it?
Mayor Snorkum says that if the taxpayer is funding it, then NPR MUST be subject to the "Fairness Doctrine", and have it's airtime must be devoted to the right side of issues. The Fairness Doctrine must not be applied to privately own commercial broadcasters, but if the taxpayer is funding NPR it is only right that NPR start presenting the side of the issues that benefits Americans and not just liberals.