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(3/10/2011 1:28:01 PM)   Flag as inappropriate content
One can always debate the general wisdom or necessity of public funding for arts or communication. But the NPR case is different: The problem is that NPR long ago abandoned all but the pretense of objectivity, and began the process of disqualifying itself as a legitimate recipient of public money. NPR and others frequently make illegitimate claims that since they sometimes receive criticism from many sides, this proves they are objective. This is an illogical lie and a game, and now it all unravels for them.
- T.Mintner
(3/10/2011 12:27:14 PM)   Flag as inappropriate content
No business, even non-profit ones, should be subsidized with tax dollars. Especially when those dollars come from private businesses and their employees who are in direct competition with the subsidized business.
- keith
(3/10/2011 12:21:37 PM)   Flag as inappropriate content
Politics aside, it's time to quit spending taxpayer money on NPR/CPB.

As congressional leaders have said, funding NPR/CPB makes zero sense when we have thousands of stations/channels available, and the taxpayers have to borrow forty per cent of every penny we spend.

Those who say we need NPR/CPB to "counteract" Fox News or any other media outlet have missed the point. Taxpayers don't have to pay for Fox News, or Huffington Post, Or CNBC, or Rush Limbaugh or whatever.

Certainly, some fiscal adjustments will need to be made, I personally enjoy hearing some of the programming on our public radio station, (even though I compete with them for listeners and ad dollars), but every other broadcaster has had to cinch the belt up a notch or two.


- Sean Kelly
(3/10/2011 10:26:59 AM)   Flag as inappropriate content
Schiller was making a sales pitch. How many of the radio GMs and Sales GMs on high horses now have told clients whatever they needed to hear in order to close? There is a lot of hypocritical sanctimony going on in radio at NPR's expense.

I thought the Republicans were elected to create jobs? So far, all they are doing is putting people out of work.

- Mike Luoma
(3/10/2011 9:46:43 AM)   Flag as inappropriate content
The people at the top of NPR have proven themselves to be ideologues. The mission of NPR was to provide diverse points of view. That has come to mean only politically correct points of diverse view when seen from the eyes of the ideologues at the top of NPR's management chain.
- mike
(3/10/2011 8:49:06 AM)   Flag as inappropriate content
Outside of the stunning P.R. gaffs, this has nothing to do with CPB/NPR funding, which should stop. It's about mathematics and a fundamental principle:
1. Math - 40% of CPB/NPR tax funds are borrowed money. A portion of tonight's 'All Things Considered' will be financed over decades by another generation.
2. I want to go into competition with NPR. Anybody want to partner up? All we need is $70M in tax money. Explain to me why that wouldn't be appropriate.

- R. Boekeloo


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