Peter 'Happy' Thomas (happypete) wrote,
Peter 'Happy' Thomas

An NPR Supporter calls for the end of public funding

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I depend on NPR and my local public radio station, WAMU for news and entertainment. I recognize, though, that there are many people who consider NPR anathema.  Now, I think they're misinformed--and for those willing to listen, I'll take the time to explain why.  That said, I cannot reconcile myself to a moral position that says that I have a right to enjoy NPR programming at their expense.

I often tell people that the way out of our budget troubles is not by taking potshots at programs we oppose, but rather to look at programs that we support--and propose cutting them anyway.

For my part, I'll double my total giving to public broadcasting for 2011.

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Tags: budget, npr, politics

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