Do you think the government should defund NPR and all public broadcasting agenci

Jump to Last Post 1-9 of 9 discussions (9 posts)
  1. Flightkeeper profile image69
    Flightkeeperposted 8 years ago

    Do you think the government should defund NPR and all public broadcasting agencies?

  2. nicomp profile image63
    nicompposted 8 years ago

    Withdrawing federal funding from NPR won't hurt them financially because it's only 2% of their budget. They'll probably drift further toward the left if they aren't answerable at all to Congress, but they will continue to receive donations from George Soros: … eporters/.

  3. drbillfannin profile image59
    drbillfanninposted 8 years ago

    Yes. The government should get out of broadcasting completely, even PBS. If they can't make it on donations, get off the airwaves. NPR has plenty of money. That is one way to reduce taxes and spending.

  4. weholdthesetruths profile image61
    weholdthesetruthsposted 8 years ago

    There is no reason on earth to be spending taxpayer dollars on tv or radio.    There never has been.

  5. Bibowen profile image92
    Bibowenposted 8 years ago

    Absolutely. I like NPR, but they’re not objective and taxpayer money should not go to promote liberal elite opinion. They should have to work to earn a listenership, just like every other radio program.

  6. Jason R. Manning profile image83
    Jason R. Manningposted 8 years ago

    I take an opposite approach to everything said here thus far.  I say the government and NPR should put their money where their mouth is.  Instead of enacting (or trying to) the Fairness Doctrine…show us by example that NPR can equally take a non partisan view and objectively report news and programming.  Or, give equal time to both sides, again, showing us through this program just how well a 50/50 roster is supposed to work.  Is this not the least combative, and most “fair” way of handling the latest debacle?

  7. colonial82 profile image62
    colonial82posted 8 years ago

    No, I think anyone thinking that after the Juan Williams thing is letting partisanship get the best of them.  Juan Williams broke his contract with NPR and under an at-will contract, they can fire him whenever they want to fire him.  They do a great job of talking about the news and only the news.  I want my news to be the news and the opinions of the newscaster to stay with themselves.  This whole incident is blown out of proportion.

    Anyone who wants to call NPR liberal must be listening to a different station because I believe they are the most balanced and fair news organization we have in this country (but not saying much with state of our media).  I want news and only news, which is what they give me.  And I am a moderate independent and that is my opinion.

    Jason, you are missing the point about the news.  There shouldn't be equal time for each side, there shouldn't be a side with the news.  It should be just the news and no sides. 

    P.S. NPR only gets 2% of their funding from the federal government.

  8. BillyDRitchie profile image61
    BillyDRitchieposted 8 years ago

    Um, yes, not only NPR but other wastes of time like the National Endowment For The Arts.

    How do you locate a government building?  Look for a really hideous piece of subsidized "art" on the front lawn.

  9. someonewhoknows profile image73
    someonewhoknowsposted 8 years ago

    no,however the public airwaves have been sold to private interests and N.P.R. is one of the few well known publically at least overtly ,though covertly private interests use it to promote their own agenda,it's more obvious that it is in the private side of television.


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)