Unless those conservatives do a thorough review of NPR's programming like the conservative Brent Bozell has, those conservatives are agreeing to something that isn't so.Superhorn wrote:Even some conservatives who listen to it agree that it's fair and balanced.
"Some liberals" on NPR? Cute. Actually, the fact that the left's POV gets more representation than the right's isn't the main reason to defund it, which is to help balance the federal budget.Superhorn wrote:Just because there are some liberals on it is absolutely no reason to defund it.
Superhorn wrote:Defunding NPR will save practically nothing for the government. NPR barely even get speanuts.
The discussion just wouldn't be complete without the liberal offering a completely irrelevant, unconstructive Bush-blame (excuse me while I set my watch). How very current-president of you.Superhorn wrote:And if former President Bush hadn't poured trillions down the drain in the futile and disastrous Iraq war, we'd have a lot more money than we do now. And there are plenty of other things Bush squandered money on.
Something else obviously missed by you in my last post--here y'go: Actually, the fact that the left's POV gets more representation than the right's isn't the main reason to defund it, which is to help balance the federal budget.Superhorn wrote:NPR offers a lot of programming quality programing which has nothing to do with politics, so defunding it is just plain WRONG.
Wow, either you didn't read my last post at all, or you simply don't see conservative messages any better than you do liberal messengers. Here y'go: NPR & PBS have programming that can certainly survive in the free market, so let the market decide.Superhorn wrote:Thouasands of jobs will be lost, and there will be a lot off ill effects from this move.
While this statement doesn't deserve a response, I still hope you'll clarify your exact feelings about the silencing of voices. If you are against it, I suggest you clear your schedule for the list of examples I'll provide of liberals (BO being one of the stars) trying to silence conservative voices. If you are only against it if affects liberals, you're as hateful as those imaginary conservatives you've been griping about, and I'd suggest years of therapy.Superhorn wrote:It's just the tip of the iceberg in Washington Republicans plans to silence liberal voices in America.
I would not go that far. I would simply keep the tax deductions for individuals and corporations who donate. I don't really think public broadcasting deserves a more privileged status than, say, United Way, American Cancer Society and other such organizations.JDC wrote:How about the government defunds NPB/CPB/PBS but gives those who wish to donate to them a direct, 100% tax credit for the donation instead of having to lump it in with the rest of your itemized deductions?
ARJ127 wrote: Some people here think that this source is a biased liberal propaganda organ. Maybe not. Disagreeing with the biases or prejudices of conservatives does't necessarily make it a liberal medium.
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