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NPR at 50 Years: Still a Lib Sandbox

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Posted By: Kafka2, 5/8/2021 11:50:12 PM

National Public Radio is celebrating its 50th anniversary this week in a classic way: asking its fans for money. A fundraising email gushes, “From covering the Vietnam War in 1971 to the COVID-19 vaccination effort today, and everything in between, NPR has delivered fact-based news and trustworthy analysis to millions.”


50 years ago, when NPR was created, it was supposed to be the US equivalent of the BBC. The US subsidies were supposed to be a temporary measure to help it get to the point that it was self supporting. Although many other stations have become self supporting, NPR has depended all this time on government welfare and charity to support it. If snobs want programs for snobs they should not be expecting the rest of us to pay for it.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: stablemoney 5/8/2021 11:52:37 PM (No. 779525)
The GOP is so weak that the left funds all their stuff, and the GOP can't get anything funded, and this has gone on for many decades.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: NYbob 5/9/2021 12:05:13 AM (No. 779531)
It is the eternal smugness of the pious rats that bug me. Only the brief years of Firing Line had anything like real dialogue. The local Rochester, NY PBS station constantly fished for commercial video work and always undercut the going rate for production time. They constantly had the latest and greatest equipment, while begging the community multiple times every year. A local free lance reporter looked into the salary of the station and she showed that he makes over $500,000 every year, when you add up pay and benefits. That was at least 5 years ago.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: JL80863 5/9/2021 12:52:37 AM (No. 779551)
NPR at 50 years: Still a Lib Litter Box
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Reply 4 - Posted by: smokincol 5/9/2021 1:17:54 AM (No. 779561)
can't believe I used to listen to NPR on the radio
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Reply 5 - Posted by: clipped wings 5/9/2021 1:32:25 AM (No. 779569)
I used to listen for the Classical music. Now, I’ve found other sources.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: J. Arthur Brown 5/9/2021 1:33:37 AM (No. 779572)
And you know what cats do in sandboxes . . .
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Reply 7 - Posted by: JimBob 5/9/2021 1:47:58 AM (No. 779573)
So.... Who wrote THIS Howler? "NPR has delivered fact-based news and trustworthy analysis" HAW! HAW! HAW! HAW!
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Trigger2 5/9/2021 1:54:03 AM (No. 779576)
I wouldn't give that demonrat loving station one red cent.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623 5/9/2021 2:15:44 AM (No. 779589)
I resent my tax dollars supporting them. If they are that great, they shouldn't need US.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: DVC 5/9/2021 2:31:34 AM (No. 779597)
I never, ever listen to NPR.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Rather Read 5/9/2021 5:56:14 AM (No. 779617)
I used to listen to NPR about 40 years ago. As time went on I could see a nasty anti-Israel bias in their reporting. Also, the constant syrupy tones of the announcers and the CONSTANT pleading for money got on my nerves. Then one day I discovered Rush Limbaugh and never looked back.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Krause 5/9/2021 6:47:40 AM (No. 779632)
The only thing you can learn from listening to NPR is that they are all rabid democrats. Smarmy ones, too.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Patchy Groundfog 5/9/2021 7:20:42 AM (No. 779641)
NPR and the First Amendment are a contradiction in terms.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Petronius 5/9/2021 7:25:31 AM (No. 779645)
I used to listen to NPR regularly, There were some great programs ("Car Talk", "Hearts of Space", "Thistle and Shamrock", "What Do You Know?", and even "A Prairie Home Companion" back in the day before Keillor became so overtly mean and bitter and the classical music programming. Now it's just continuous woke, black urban, homosexuals, hatred of western culture, pro drug users, anti-white, socialism, and profanity. If I wanted to be exposed to that, I could hang around a slum or trailer park.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: Strike3 5/9/2021 7:32:36 AM (No. 779652)
Juan Williams' former employer still denies that they receive government funding every time the question is asked. Classical music and Car Talk were their only real accomplishments. The over-educated dweebs who continue to support the democrats and bash anything that real Americans stand for are insufferable.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: anniebc 5/9/2021 7:36:19 AM (No. 779656)
And we're still funding it. . .
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Reply 17 - Posted by: downnout 5/9/2021 8:19:14 AM (No. 779704)
Look at the salaries of NPR employees....
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Reply 18 - Posted by: ROLFNader 5/9/2021 8:24:08 AM (No. 779707)
I used to listen to the Diane Rheem (sp?) show because it was so bad that it reminded me of something you'd hear on SNL in the good old days.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: udanja99 5/9/2021 9:15:32 AM (No. 779755)
There’s a reason why radio host Chris Plante calls it National Panhandler Radio.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: IAmButASimpleCaveman 5/9/2021 9:25:47 AM (No. 779765)
i have no freakin idea why reps dont push for proportional budgetary allotments to say all congressman and have those allotments be the arbiter of content and funding - otherwise its the sameold same old
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Reply 21 - Posted by: Gallo3 5/9/2021 11:03:16 AM (No. 779849)
Years back, before Garrison Keillor was busted for copping female staffer feels, Minnesota Public Radio was riding high. The Kling Family owned it like a fiefdom; they sold their online-music resource sales company to Dayton's for like $150,000,000. Tax Free. Of course, this was and is a 'Non-Profit' tax-free 'public' corporation- the salaries etc were and are huge. They play all of us for saps in this gigantic Marxian hustle. And the end product is blatant Communist agitprop.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: MickTurn 5/9/2021 11:10:30 AM (No. 779856)
I see the National Public Reprobates are still at it....
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Reply 23 - Posted by: TennDon 5/9/2021 11:22:27 AM (No. 779868)
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Reply 24 - Posted by: TennDon 5/9/2021 11:23:18 AM (No. 779870)
NPR — Delenda Est !
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Reply 25 - Posted by: Penney 5/9/2021 6:02:25 PM (No. 780168)
It is a crying shame that taxpayers are made to continue support for, 'public broadcasting,' spreading its leftist propaganda throughout the country based in colleges & universities. The results of those 50 years is tragically evident.
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