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Old 03-17-2011, 10:22 PM
 
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Educational television.
More like indoctrinational television.
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Old 03-17-2011, 10:24 PM
 
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To get real news. Boring as ****, just like news is supposed to be.

Never heard of him? I'd guess you're younger than 22. NTTAWT.
I don't get news from the radio.
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Old 03-17-2011, 10:32 PM
 
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I don't get news from the radio.
He's on PBS.
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Old 03-17-2011, 10:34 PM
 
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More like indoctrinational television.
Do I have to explain the irony here?
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Old 03-17-2011, 10:39 PM
 
Location: Atlanta metro
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Conservatives won't get rid of NPR, donations from supporters will probably start to soar now.
I listen to it regularly, within the American radio landscape NPR is in a class of its own
The entire point is that taxpayer dollars should not be going to something like this, especially something that is so obviously biased.
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Old 03-17-2011, 10:44 PM
 
Location: Atlanta metro
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Geez, Got a headache yet?

It doesn't say what anywhere in my link? The stated purpose of this particular Congress is to cut spending, is it not?

Congress voted today to defund NPR which I thought was to save taxpayer money and cut spending.
To that end, I guess, someone had the CBO score the savings to be gained by cutting said funding. The CBO scored the total net savings TO THE TAXPAYERS at $0.
You yourself state that they are removing it from taxpayer dollars which is all I was speaking to.
Whether NPR still raises money from other sources has nothing to do with them receiving or not receiving federal funds, which is all today's vote was about.
All I intended was to point out yet another hypocritical political vote by Congress who mew constantly about deficit reduction while wasting time grandstanding on votes like this one that have zero effect.
I don't understand how this can be. If *any* taxpayer dollars are going to NRP, defunding it (thus removing those tax dollars) would lead to saving money for the taxpayer. The story just does not add up.
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Old 03-17-2011, 10:51 PM
 
Location: Near Manito
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Call me innocent, but wouldn't it make sense for NPR/PBS to simply make a sincere effort to tone down the obvious liberal partisanship of its programs and personnel? Such an effort would not only diffuse the arguments about bias; it would also help to address what I assume is the mission of public broadcasting: to serve all Americans fairly and objectively, regardless of their political affiliation.

Of course, a partial answer to my query might be that public broadcasting and its supporters define "serving all Americans" as working to support liberal views and consistently favoring one political party while criticizing the other.

If this is indeed the case, wouldn't it disqualify NPR/PBS from being considered a "public service", and receiving federal funding?
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Old 03-17-2011, 10:54 PM
 
Location: Palm Springs, CA
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The GOP is wasting it's time and our money - once again.

House cuts to NPR funding likely to die in hands of Senate - USATODAY.com

Why don't Republicans do something useful for a change? Stop the grandstanding and pandering to the base with bills that will never become law.
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Old 03-17-2011, 10:58 PM
 
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Hurray!!!

I agree with the (R) Rep who said, "We're not defunding NPR. We are LIBERATING IT FROM PUBLIC DOLLARS!"

That's great! Most of these lefties could care less about spending OUR tax dollars on junk like NPR. They are probably still living off their mom and dad,
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Old 03-17-2011, 11:21 PM
 
Location: Prepperland
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I am holding out for the "BIG" defunding - approximately 95% of the Federal Budget.
When they cut THAT out, then we can celebrate.
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