Defending NPR: Why We as a Nation Should be Outraged…

12 Mar

Save NPR

I’m sure most of you remember the attack on PBS/NPR during the George W. years, when W. planted partisan operatives at the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) in an attempt to challenge journalists who didn’t hew to the party line–my that seems ethical (?).  I am sure that “the right-wing machine would thrill if our sole sources of information were Fox News, Rush Limbaugh and ads paid for by the Koch Brothers – it walks into a trap perpetrated by one of the sleaziest operatives ever to climb out of a sewer.”  There are so few reliable sources of news right now, although I am seeing a lot of good stuff coming from blogs (DailyKos), we have to do everything we can to save PBS/NPR.  Here is a great article from Truthout.  Please take the time to read it. Again, might I please ask the House of Representatives to stop wasting tax payer money and instead look to create jobs and decrease our homeless population.  Your jobs are to protect all citizens, not just the wealthy ones that stuff your greedy pockets with cash.

4 Responses to “Defending NPR: Why We as a Nation Should be Outraged…”

  1. webwordwarrior March 14, 2011 at 1:49 pm #

    To borrow from Bill Maher: New Rule – if you can’t spell NPR you aren’t allowed to defund it.

  2. jeremy pierce March 25, 2011 at 10:57 am #

    exactly why should we be paying for public television. They should be able to get plenty of advertisers and do just fine, right ?? Maybe not… hmmm…

    • Michael Hulshof-Schmidt March 25, 2011 at 11:06 am #

      LOL, exactly, and we won’t have to worry about corporations preventing the integrity of journalism–oops, well maybe not.

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