NPR Fighting to Protect Tax Dollars

Cokie Roberts, Michelle Norris, Nina Totenberg - all the taxpayer supported journalists are out doint the talking points - NPR won't be harmed if federal support for public broadcasting is cut, but lots of little stations around the country will lose big chunks of funding and be forced to "go dark."

GEORGE WILL: We learned this week redundantly that NPR is run by people who don't like people like me. Which is fine. The problem is there are 14,000 radio stations in this country. The government shouldn’t be subsidizing neither entertainment, certainly not journalism. In fact, this is a solution in search of a problem.

 

ROBERTS: Well, there are not 14,000 radio stations in rural areas, which is where most of the federal funding goes. Most of those stations are the ones that, NPR gets hardly any money from the federal government, and the big stations get hardly any money. But the little, tiny, rural stations that, where there’s nothing else on the air, get a lot of money and they would go dark.

Here's Michelle Norris on Meet the Press.