Skip to comments.WHEN THE H*LL WILL WE DEFUND NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO?
Posted on 11/07/2004 3:01:13 PM PST by doug from upland
While doing some painting today, I wanted to listen to some talk radio. Unfortunately, Sunday is not a good day for talk radio. The only thing I found on was . . . . . KPFK -- public radio.
I listened to "Counterspin" and "Spotlight Africa." I was in the vomitorium.
I hadn't listened for awhile. These people are nuts. I wanted to throw my radio.
The anti-American and anti-conservative and anti-Bush crap that they are putting out on the air is overwhelming and sickening. Because I believe in free speech, I don't advocate that we shut them up. But I don't want to pay for it. Let them compete in the arena of ideas as we do.
One show was attacking our election. Of course, we cheated. Both Americans and foreigners are claiming that. One foreign "expert" said that our election would not even pass the test in Africa. Who in the hell do they think they are to tell us about how to run an election. For well over 200 years, we have had peaceful elections.
Our war is racism. Blah blah blah. With Bush in charge, it is like they are on the plantation again. Blah blah blah. It was another stolen election. Blah blah blah.
A caller from San Bernardino said that the African nations should withhold their oil from us. He wants demonstrations in the street and strikes. He does not want to accept this election.
When they are finished in Fallujah, I want the Marines to prepare a siege on KPFK. I don't want to pay for this any longer!
Now would be a good time.
Where does most of their federal funding come from? It helps to know where their Achille's heel is.
Oh, yeah. Now.
Dont wait for Bush to lead the parade against NPR.
Organize us Doug.
BTW, did David Drier win reelection over the
pouts and rants of John & Ken?
I was just watching Fox's Sunday show and realized that the two conservative commentators held real jobs; the liberals were on the public dole (NPR). Hmmm, indeed.
I agree. ANWAR is the solution. We should also defund attempts by people to live in desert and draw water from its natural places. That would make San Bernardino drier than it is today, wouldn't it?
only 10% of their $100mil budget is public money, the rest comes mostly from corporations and the balance from beg-a-thons. $10mill is still $10mill too much money.
20 years ago would have been fine with me. Since that hasn't happened NOW would be a great time to do it!
The fact that it won't be defunded is proof the elected Republicans are mostly gutless weinies.
Congress should pull NPR's and PBS's non-profit, tax exempt status. There are enough alternative outlets that NPR and PBS don't need a tax advantage. Let the two outlets compete for advertising dollars like the rest of the industry.
NPR is totally unfair to the American taxpayer. Why should we have to fund liberal, far-left radio??? At least we have the option to buy, or not to buy, the New York Slimes. Your money is being TAKEN FROM YOU TO FUND NPR...in reality.
NPR should be put off the air, like Al Jazeera (sp?).
However, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), a government-funded nonprofit corporation created by Congress in 1967, funnels tax dollars to some 700 NPR affiliates nationwide in the form of Community Service Grants (CSGs).
There are a whole lot of publicly funded organizations that need to go. PBS, NPR, and the NAACP are but a few.
Doug- I'd be happy to help in any way I can. My question i- what about the NPR stations that are run by state universities? These universities raise tuition by 10% or more each year, and yet continue to fund the commie radio stations. The stations of course ask for more and more money, yet I believe their listenership is declining. It's a waste of taxpayer money in so many ways.
This is the place, now is the time, momentum is on this side..let's get ride of NPR
Lobbying at the state level might be effective.
Does that include money that goes from the government into other organizations and from there gets steered into public radio? True, either way, they don't need $10 million seed money, $10 million endorsement, or anything from the federal gov, much less more than that. Another thing to look at is special treatment by the FCC.
It's no better here in Vermont. I used to listen to NPR for the sake of the classical music. But there's no classical music left. It's all left-wing talk shows and third-rate jazz, and third rate anti-Bush jokes on Prairie Home Companion.
I've always liked good jazz, but I'm beginning to hate the very sound of the stuff they try to shove down listeners' throats, no doubt because they think it's politically correct. What ever happened to Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington, John Coltrane? Whatever happened to Mozart, Bach, Hayden, and those guys?
The ONLY excuse for public radio was that it was educational--that it broadcast stuff that was good for people and that wasn't commercially feasible. Whatever happened to nonpolitical discussions on informative subjects? History, geography, philosophy, art, cooking, almost anything but POLITICS ALL THE TIME.
Now it's nothing but POLITICS ALL THE TIME.
Are you sure about this? The left is very sneaky about phrasing their explanations about funding so as to mislead the Rubes (us). For example, the United Way tries to convince suckers that their donation won't go to left-wing wackos if you check the right boxes on the contribution form. This is absolute nonsense, of course.
I wouldn't be surprised if NPR didn't have some similar misleading arguments.
KPFK is not an NPR station. Its the LA branch of the far-left Pacifica network. They have a station in SF and one in NY. I could be wrong but I believe it's privately funded although its possible it may receive some federal grant money and, if so, I agree they should cut it off.
Bingo! The best way to soak the government is to hide the routes that the money takes. Democrats have probably turned this into a science.
THANK YOU for that link!
NPR and Federal involvement in public education seem to share the attribute of "should be wiped out, but won't be."
I listen to Car Talk, With Heart and Voice and Jazz on my local PBS stations. That's it. I used to love Garrison Keeler, but not anymore.
No wonder a few folks have been scarce around here!
Oh, my! Dan Rather would NEVER allow his tax dollars to support FoxNewsChannel!
Oh, but they were so hawkish when Clinton was bombing Serbia. Killing white Christians is so cool, so not racist,they can clap each other on the shoulder and congratulate on how liberal and progressive they are.. You are right, they make me vomit too.
And don't forget Bill Moyers (may cr*p be upon his head) getting rich making leftie films for PBS
Changing the subject slightly, Bush should beware of any Democrat help in his efforts to allow public funding of religious volunteer programs. Look at what the gay marriage issue has done to a lot of church denominations. The left may be small, but they're often the first there with the most men, (to paraphrase someone the left reviles).
I used to be against NPR, but I've realized that it keeps the Left in their fantasyland. If they had to venture out into the private sector they might learn to be more effective. Why take their kool-aid away from them? It's not like any swing voters listen to that biased junk. We still want to have NPR and a few other liberal institutions to kick around for awhile. Better strategery to let them all have ether kumbaya sessions.
Actually, I think isolation keeps people in their fantasyland. But NPR is just about everywhere except the most rural areas. NPR/PBS/etc is subsidized left-wing evangelism. There's nothing good about it.
DEATH TO NPR
NPR needs balance. Let's shove it down their throats or else . . . .
Good, then they can do without it.
El Rushbo should buy NPR. When asked why he did... Rush's response would be, "Because I can. It's called capitalism."
Balance comes from the marketplace or not at all.
In my wildest dreams we will defund them, God that would be nice.
I agree, but until NPR is defanged perhaps we can intrude a shade and demand balance . . . or else.
You would think that controlling the entire government, pubbies could take NPR (National Pervert Radio) off the dole. However they can't even fire the administrative Rat traitors in government.
Come again? John & Ken used to be on here in Columbus, I always enjoyed their silliness and never once heard them talk about politics.
How about we let that money bleeding AIR AMERICA take over NPR and PBS since they all seem to be pushing the same liberal agenda along with partially funding the BBC (which is UK financed by its people).
Besides AIR AMERICA's are funnier and crazier liberal lunatics than those stuff-shirt washed-up academiats that fill NPR airwaves....
NPR will be defanged when it is defunded. Right now, it answers to nobody except the people who run it.
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