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Greg Gutfeld's Case Not to Defund NPR: We Need Them to Remind Us What Subsidized Failure Looks Like
Newsbusters ^ | October 23, 2010 | Jeff Poor

Posted on 10/23/2010 6:54:05 AM PDT by Rufus2007

It appears Juan Williams’ firing is just what the public needed to realize their tax dollars are being poorly handled through subsidies from the federal government given to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting to prop up National Public Radio.

However, “Red Eye” host Greg Gutfeld makes the most reasonable case not to deprive NPR of its taxpayer subsidies. On the Oct. 23 broadcast of his program, Gutfeld explains to his viewers his case for not defunding the radio organization, but not without taking some jabs their decision to fire his Fox News colleague.

“So, many people are calling for the defunding of NPR – after all, why should Americans have to pay for something that's so fundamentally anti-American?” Gutfeld said. “Let's face it: They didn't fire Juan Williams for expressing an independent opinion, they fired Juan Williams for expressing an independent opinion that didn't jibe with theirs.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: defundnpr; greggutfeld; juanwilliams; npr; rachelmaddow
Red Eye for the win
1 posted on 10/23/2010 6:54:09 AM PDT by Rufus2007
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To: Rufus2007

Love Red Eye = But still defund PBS / NPR .


2 posted on 10/23/2010 6:58:21 AM PDT by Sparky1776
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To: Rufus2007

Let Soros eat cake.


3 posted on 10/23/2010 6:59:27 AM PDT by Marty62 (marty60)
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To: Rufus2007

If they won’t defund it than the next republican President should appoint Michael Savage to run the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.


4 posted on 10/23/2010 6:59:43 AM PDT by AU72
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To: Rufus2007

With all due respect to Mr. Gutfield’s comic point, I am quite confident that we have enough examples of subsidized failure to keep us busy for many years.


5 posted on 10/23/2010 7:00:12 AM PDT by November 2010
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To: Rufus2007
Love Greg and the Red-eye gang!

They're a blast to watch.

6 posted on 10/23/2010 7:00:40 AM PDT by Northern Yankee (Where Liberty dwells, there is my Country. - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Rufus2007

I’m tired of working for people that hate me.


7 posted on 10/23/2010 7:01:17 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim (Pablo lives jubtabulously!)
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To: Sparky1776

PBS and NPR are funded by George Soros.


8 posted on 10/23/2010 7:02:04 AM PDT by reg45
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To: Rufus2007

Rather than continuing to fund NPR, I would rather read about it in a history book. Another chapter could be devoted to Air America.


9 posted on 10/23/2010 7:02:26 AM PDT by NautiNurse (ObamaCare uses Bernie Madoff theory of economics)
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To: Sparky1776

I agree. Defund npr. Greg Gutfeld can send them money if he thinks such a reminder is necessary.


10 posted on 10/23/2010 7:03:55 AM PDT by new cruelty
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To: November 2010
I am quite confident that we have enough examples of subsidized failure to keep us busy for many years.

Amen to that!

11 posted on 10/23/2010 7:05:56 AM PDT by LaineyDee (Don't mess with Texas wimmen!)
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To: Rufus2007

I cannot wait for the next “Pledge Drive” when they will give me a toll-free number to call them - and tell them WHY I WILL NOT be donating.


12 posted on 10/23/2010 7:06:36 AM PDT by wendell
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To: Sparky1776

If people start waking up, which it looks like they are, NPR will be just the beginning. When NPR fails, then go after others that get federal funding.


13 posted on 10/23/2010 7:06:51 AM PDT by RC2
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To: wendell

Pledge drives are on mow I believe.


14 posted on 10/23/2010 7:11:02 AM PDT by kalee (The offences we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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To: Rufus2007

We’ll still have the Post Office.

Pray for the election


15 posted on 10/23/2010 7:12:11 AM PDT by bray (A November to Remember)
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To: Rufus2007

WTF? To anyone who thinks that funding NPR is a good idea, I’d like to ask where in the Constitution does the federal government derive its power to build, operate or finance a public radio network?


16 posted on 10/23/2010 7:14:04 AM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: Rufus2007

Islamic mutant terrorists all over the world killing innocents; wars raging in the Middle East; taxes skyrocketing; drug use, abortion, open borders with Mexican and Central American scum poring into our country unfettered; ObongoCare; union thug bailouts; criminal bribery and payouts at Fannie and freddie; voter fraud from the left rampant across America; the Constitution being savaged by leftist ACTIVIST judges; AND WE’RE WORRIED ABOUT A FRECKLE-FACED LEFTIST ON FOX??????????????????????????????????????


17 posted on 10/23/2010 7:14:57 AM PDT by Doc Savage (SOBAMP!)
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To: Rufus2007

Let Soros subsidize them.


18 posted on 10/23/2010 7:25:55 AM PDT by FrdmLvr ( VIVA la SB 1070!)
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To: Rufus2007
We have no need of a government subsidized "news" organization.

The government already has the bully pulpit, no need for "news" at public anything unless it consists of reading and showing press and video releases.

I don't care how little comes from the taxpayers it is too much. Further, the "grants", subsidies, underwriters and the like, tax breaks, discounts etc, all need to be unwound and removed.

The comment about Juan's psychiatrist was childish, insulting and probably actionable from a legal standpoint. The woman has no business being in charge of anything in which the taxpayers have a stake.

19 posted on 10/23/2010 7:26:20 AM PDT by johncatl (...governs least, governs best.)
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To: Rufus2007

Absolutely defund it.


20 posted on 10/23/2010 7:28:09 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Rufus2007
Greg Gutfeld's Case Not to Defund NPR: We Need Them to Remind Us What Subsidized Failure Looks Like

Nah, just hop a ride on AmTrak for that...

...or mail a letter...
21 posted on 10/23/2010 7:29:42 AM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: Doc Savage

Please understate Red Eye and Greg before you call him a liberal. This wild show is an irreverent look at current events to present conservative thought to the young hip generation. His comments are over the topto reach the crowd that would otherwise get their news from Conan O’Brian. They keep it sexy and fun in order to show the conservative/libertarian side. It is very funny and outrageous. I record every episode to watch at a better time. Think of it as an outreach program.

And I don’t think he even has freckles. ;^)


22 posted on 10/23/2010 7:30:40 AM PDT by myprecious
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To: Rufus2007

I didn’t call Gutfeld a LIBERAL you NUT JOB, I was talking about JUAN WILLIAMS!!!!!!!!! Can’t you read???????????????? Shhheeesh! I love Red Eye! Good Grief!


23 posted on 10/23/2010 7:32:37 AM PDT by Doc Savage (SOBAMP!)
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To: Doc Savage

Oops “understand”. My 50 year old fingers have trouble with the iPhone keypad.


24 posted on 10/23/2010 7:33:16 AM PDT by myprecious
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To: November 2010

!!!!


25 posted on 10/23/2010 7:34:55 AM PDT by SC_Pete
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To: Doc Savage

Just read other post admitting you are Red Eye fan. Never mind.

However, consider that it will be fun watching Juan turn into a strong, black conservative. Welcome him to our side....,


26 posted on 10/23/2010 7:36:57 AM PDT by myprecious
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To: Rufus2007

Military adage: “Never surrender any advantage to your enemy.”

Do not underestimate NPR. They have 797 radio stations across the US, pouring out their propaganda often to people that have few other sources for “news”.

They get special treatment from the FCC, getting very valuable bandwidth allocations, likely worth hundreds of millions of dollars, that could be going to far more worthy enterprises.

And it should not be understated that this is taxpayer money going to support one of the party propaganda organs of the Democratic National Committee.

Nor should it be forgotten that not long ago, liberals, the left, and the Democrat party had a virtual government monopoly on the media, because of the corrupt “fairness doctrine”. With that gone, they tried to reestablish their monopoly through business acquisitions, that eliminated huge numbers of independent and local media.

So the bottom line is that NPR, as well as PBS, and the National Endowment for the Arts, need to be eliminated entirely, or completely restructured so that they get neither government funding or other government supports than any competing commercial enterprise.


27 posted on 10/23/2010 7:47:18 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: myprecious
it will be fun watching Juan turn into a strong, black conservative.

Would you settle for 1 out of 3?
28 posted on 10/23/2010 7:54:17 AM PDT by Question Liberal Authority (Am I my half-brother's keeper?)
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To: Question Liberal Authority

it will be fun watching Juan turn into a strong, black conservative.

Would you settle for 1 out of 3?

Having watched Juan over the years, he has had a difficult time defending the current situation with his beloved party. He has spouted the party line, but his body language betrayed the conflict. This personal event has forced him to face the ugly truth.

I want all three.


29 posted on 10/23/2010 8:09:49 AM PDT by myprecious
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To: Rufus2007

That’s like saying we need to burn down a house every week to remind us what arson looks like.


30 posted on 10/23/2010 8:14:01 AM PDT by Crawdad (Obamacare will lead to back-alley physicals.)
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To: johncatl

“I don’t care how little comes from the taxpayers it is too much. Further, the “grants”, subsidies, underwriters and the like, tax breaks, discounts etc, all need to be unwound and removed.”

Not only do they enjoy all the advantages you stated above BUT they are never included in the ratings. I would love to see that happen before they get the axe. I’m tired of them being treated with such reverence, spoken of in such hushed tones.

Reminds me of a sportscaster interviewing Yankee players after last night’s Ranger game.


31 posted on 10/23/2010 8:25:32 AM PDT by Let's Roll (Stop paying ACORN to destroy America! Cut off their federal funding!)
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To: Rufus2007
We Need [NPR] to Remind Us What Subsidized Failure Looks Like

For that purpose, we have AMTRAK. We don't need NPR's subsidized subversion..

32 posted on 10/23/2010 8:43:07 AM PDT by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...)
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To: Rufus2007
We Need Them to Remind Us What Subsidized Failure Looks Like

I thought that was the purpose of the DMV

33 posted on 10/23/2010 10:48:47 AM PDT by Mygirlsmom (TEANAMI INCOMING! Jump in or get out of the way)
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To: Rufus2007

Let NPR join Err America in the trash pile


34 posted on 10/23/2010 1:08:51 PM PDT by cutty
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