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Subject:  Re: OT: Air America Sold Date:  2/18/2007  2:03 PM
Author:  tenworlds Number:  2310 of 117398

Liberal talk rasio is NPR, government supported, just as you say.

Funny, it seems any broadcast that isn't Rush, Hannity, or O'Reilly is 'Liberal'.

That's seems to be the opinion of those who've never really ever listened to NPR anyway.

As far as "government supported" ;

A very small percentage -- between one percent to two percent of NPR's annual budget -- comes from competitive grants sought by NPR from federally funded organizations, such as the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, National Science Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.
On average, public radio stations (including NPR Member stations) receive the largest percentage of their revenue (34%) from listener support, 24% from corporate underwriting and foundations, and 13% from CPB allocations.*
(* These figures are derived from the most recent CPB data available, FY03. The remaining average revenue breakdown is: 6% from local and state governments, 14% from institutional support, and 8% from all other sources.)

That's from FY03 and since then there have been ever increasing cuts from 'the government'. You make it sound like NPR is an arm of the government.

As far as balanced, remember this little tidbit about the Bush appointed chairman of the CPB, Kenneth Tomlinson?

(AP) Under fire for promoting conservative programming, the former Corporation for Public Broadcasting chairman has resigned from the corporation's board after the panel reviewed an investigative report on his tenure.
The investigation was begun after Reps. David Obey, D-Wis., and John Dingell, D-Mich., in May called for CPB Inspector General Kenneth A. Konz to look into reports that Tomlinson used questionable tactics and corporation funds to exert political influence over public broadcasting.

NPR and PBS continue to be the only place where I find news to be presented as news. Sure there are programs with a political bent where events are discussed, but programs like the Newshour with Jim Lehrer, or Morning Edition and ATC on the radio just puts the news out there.

It appears any programming that presents news without a spin to it is "Liberal".

Yeah, words DO have meaning.
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