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WHEN THE H*LL WILL WE DEFUND NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO?
KPFK | 11-7-04 | dfu

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!


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: defundnpr; fundingtheleft; liberaltalkradio; pacifica; pacificaradio; publicradio
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1 posted on 11/07/2004 3:01:14 PM PST by doug from upland
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To: doug from upland

Now would be a good time.


2 posted on 11/07/2004 3:02:23 PM PST by Brilliant
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To: doug from upland

Where does most of their federal funding come from? It helps to know where their Achille's heel is.


3 posted on 11/07/2004 3:03:07 PM PST by dr_who_2
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To: Brilliant

Oh, yeah. Now.


4 posted on 11/07/2004 3:03:25 PM PST by doug from upland (Vietnam Vets: FINALLY -- welcome home, heroes)
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To: doug from upland

Dont wait for Bush to lead the parade against NPR.


5 posted on 11/07/2004 3:03:26 PM PST by cynicom (<p)
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To: doug from upland


Organize us Doug.
BTW, did David Drier win reelection over the
pouts and rants of John & Ken?


6 posted on 11/07/2004 3:04:45 PM PST by onyx
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To: doug from upland

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.


7 posted on 11/07/2004 3:04:50 PM PST by ican'tbelieveit
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To: doug from upland
A caller from San Bernardino said that the African nations should withhold their oil from us...

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?

8 posted on 11/07/2004 3:05:03 PM PST by Bernard (Let Freedom Reign)
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To: dr_who_2

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.


9 posted on 11/07/2004 3:05:31 PM PST by agitator (...And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark)
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To: doug from upland

20 years ago would have been fine with me. Since that hasn't happened NOW would be a great time to do it!


10 posted on 11/07/2004 3:06:08 PM PST by Fiddlstix (This Tagline for sale. (Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: doug from upland
I couldn't agree more. Can you imagine if tax dollars paid for a minute of Fox News, Hanity, Rush or any non liberal program. Why should tax money support NPR? Another double standard.
11 posted on 11/07/2004 3:06:10 PM PST by motherof 3
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To: doug from upland

The fact that it won't be defunded is proof the elected Republicans are mostly gutless weinies.


12 posted on 11/07/2004 3:06:23 PM PST by hlmencken3 (Think good and it will be good!)
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To: doug from upland

http://www.freepgs.com/mcgruff/TalkRadio.html


13 posted on 11/07/2004 3:06:24 PM PST by konaice
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To: doug from upland
NPR hasn't received direct federal funding for several years (see this); however, it does receive some indirect federal money through other organizations that are directly funded. These days, it's mostly supported by private donations, corporate sponsorship, and a few program grants.
14 posted on 11/07/2004 3:06:54 PM PST by Mudcat
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To: cynicom

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.


15 posted on 11/07/2004 3:08:14 PM PST by ESchmued
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To: ican'tbelieveit

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?).


16 posted on 11/07/2004 3:08:26 PM PST by EagleUSA (W)
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To: dr_who_2

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).


17 posted on 11/07/2004 3:08:27 PM PST by doug from upland (Vietnam Vets: FINALLY -- welcome home, heroes)
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To: doug from upland

There are a whole lot of publicly funded organizations that need to go. PBS, NPR, and the NAACP are but a few.


18 posted on 11/07/2004 3:08:35 PM PST by Excuse_My_Bellicosity (Gun-control is leftist mind-control.)
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To: Fiddlstix

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.


19 posted on 11/07/2004 3:09:09 PM PST by RushCrush (Iowa is BUSH COUNTRY!)
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To: onyx

Dreier won.


20 posted on 11/07/2004 3:09:48 PM PST by doug from upland (Vietnam Vets: FINALLY -- welcome home, heroes)
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To: Brilliant

This is the place, now is the time, momentum is on this side..let's get ride of NPR


21 posted on 11/07/2004 3:09:53 PM PST by rovenstinez
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To: Mudcat
A lot of the money comes from state funded local affiliates, though. Nebraska Public Radio, for example, pays NPR for programming, and in turn is subsidized by the State of Nebraska.

Lobbying at the state level might be effective.

22 posted on 11/07/2004 3:10:11 PM PST by Right Wing Professor
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To: agitator

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.


23 posted on 11/07/2004 3:10:33 PM PST by dr_who_2
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To: doug from upland

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.


24 posted on 11/07/2004 3:10:37 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: agitator
"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."

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.

25 posted on 11/07/2004 3:10:54 PM PST by Neanderthal
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To: Brilliant

Doug

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.


26 posted on 11/07/2004 3:10:59 PM PST by Signalman
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To: doug from upland

Jan.21.


27 posted on 11/07/2004 3:12:11 PM PST by Tribune7
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To: doug from upland

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.


28 posted on 11/07/2004 3:12:14 PM PST by dr_who_2
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To: konaice

THANK YOU for that link!


29 posted on 11/07/2004 3:12:18 PM PST by RushCrush (Iowa is BUSH COUNTRY!)
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To: doug from upland

NPR and Federal involvement in public education seem to share the attribute of "should be wiped out, but won't be."


30 posted on 11/07/2004 3:12:37 PM PST by Cboldt
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To: Bobkk47

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.


31 posted on 11/07/2004 3:13:38 PM PST by Shady
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To: doug from upland


HA!
Good.
No wonder a few folks have been scarce around here!


32 posted on 11/07/2004 3:14:05 PM PST by onyx
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To: motherof 3

Oh, my! Dan Rather would NEVER allow his tax dollars to support FoxNewsChannel!


33 posted on 11/07/2004 3:15:08 PM PST by ncpatriot
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To: doug from upland

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.


34 posted on 11/07/2004 3:16:41 PM PST by Leonora
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To: Shady

And don't forget Bill Moyers (may cr*p be upon his head) getting rich making leftie films for PBS


35 posted on 11/07/2004 3:16:53 PM PST by spokeshave (Strategery + Schardenfreude = Stratenschardenfreudery)
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To: Neanderthal

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).


36 posted on 11/07/2004 3:17:44 PM PST by dr_who_2
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To: doug from upland

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.


37 posted on 11/07/2004 3:17:46 PM PST by You Dirty Rats (31 Red States - All Your Senate Are Belong To Us!!)
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To: You Dirty Rats

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.


38 posted on 11/07/2004 3:21:11 PM PST by dr_who_2
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To: doug from upland

DEATH TO NPR


39 posted on 11/07/2004 3:21:43 PM PST by wildcatf4f3 (out of the sun)
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To: doug from upland

NPR needs balance. Let's shove it down their throats or else . . . .


40 posted on 11/07/2004 3:22:00 PM PST by Fester Chugabrew
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To: agitator
"...only 10% of their $100mil budget is public money...."

Good, then they can do without it.

41 posted on 11/07/2004 3:22:06 PM PST by Bahbah (Proud member of the pajamahadeen)
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To: EagleUSA

El Rushbo should buy NPR. When asked why he did... Rush's response would be, "Because I can. It's called capitalism."


42 posted on 11/07/2004 3:22:14 PM PST by Cobra64 (Babes should wear Bullet Bras - www.BulletBras.net)
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To: Fester Chugabrew

Balance comes from the marketplace or not at all.


43 posted on 11/07/2004 3:23:07 PM PST by dr_who_2
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To: doug from upland
It would be a fulfilled dream!
44 posted on 11/07/2004 3:25:09 PM PST by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: doug from upland

In my wildest dreams we will defund them, God that would be nice.


45 posted on 11/07/2004 3:25:33 PM PST by stockpirate (Kerry; supported by, financed by, trained by, guided by, revered by, in favor of, Communists.)
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To: dr_who_2

I agree, but until NPR is defanged perhaps we can intrude a shade and demand balance . . . or else.


46 posted on 11/07/2004 3:26:24 PM PST by Fester Chugabrew
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To: doug from upland
I certainly don't know what to do. NPR should have been cut loose decades ago. The philosophy that they should get public money to foment subversive collaboration with an enemy in peacetime OR wartime is lunacy. Allowing callers to instigate insurrection and sabotage is intolerable. One never hears about all the good things accomplished at home and abroad by Americans, it is simply anti-American bias.

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.

47 posted on 11/07/2004 3:26:51 PM PST by Navy Patriot
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To: onyx
"BTW, did David Drier win reelection over the pouts and rants of John & Ken?"

Come again? John & Ken used to be on here in Columbus, I always enjoyed their silliness and never once heard them talk about politics.

48 posted on 11/07/2004 3:28:38 PM PST by Dan Middleton (Hang on sloopy / Sloopy hang on / Hang on sloopy / Sloopy hang on / Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah...)
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To: doug from upland

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....

TERRY GROSS?......indeed...blah...


49 posted on 11/07/2004 3:29:33 PM PST by no_mm
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To: Fester Chugabrew

NPR will be defanged when it is defunded. Right now, it answers to nobody except the people who run it.


50 posted on 11/07/2004 3:32:25 PM PST by dr_who_2
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