NPR Has Been Wrong Before

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    One would think that government subsidized 'voice' would have best interests of country at heart? That doesn't mean partisan, but should mean voice for all:

    The blacklisting of an investigative journalist :: Jeff Jacoby

     
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    NPR is just another two faced media outlet.

    Fire Juan but allow that idiot Nina Tottenberg to state on air that she hoped Jesse Helms and his grandkids get aids.

    NPRs funding should be pulled. Let them earn their own fucking keep and see if they can stay on the air.
     
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    Seems they cave into CAIR again and again. I agree about the funding, if they are such a jewel, they should be able to survive with their market share.
     
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    Oh I'm fairly certain that they'd stay on air.

    But they would likely have to more carefully select their areas of coverage.

    The more remote areas in the country would likely lose the signal.
     
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    NPR is easily the best thing on radio. (Except for RadiomanATL, of course!)

    But they shouldn't have fired Juan Williams.
     
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    Seems to me that C-Span is the NPR equivalent on television. It's something I watch quite frequently, though not often for more than 40 minutes at a time. They do not get public funding. If lack of diversity of opinion was truly a problem in US, I could see justification for government funding of NPR or PBS. It just isn't the case.

    Without the funding, they could fire at will, there'd be little coverage as has been the case quite frequently with CNN as of late.
     

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