The amount of monies provided to NPR, PBS, etc is not much; in fact it’s only 15% of the NPR budget. If they can raise 80%+ through donations, then they can raise 100% or scale themselves back like other non-profit entities do.
It’s long past time to stop funding these parasites and let them sink or swim on their own. I know plenty of nonprofit groups who not only fund themselves, but take 0 federal dollars—-including grants. And, some are multi-million dollar nonprofits. If they can do it, so can these groups.
I think they are worth their weight in gold, and I would give them more federal funding to help us keep the federal government honest.
If they can do it, so can these groups.
Non sequitur: because other things are not equal Broadcasting is a very expensive business. Therefore public broadcaster expenses are likely to be much higher than those of other non profit groups.
Commercial television funds itself by lies and exaggerations that annoyingly interrupt its programming and force up the price of everything we buy. It is not in the information or entertainment business but the advertising business.
Public broadcasters are totally in the entertainment and information business.
I don’t regard that as a superior funding arrangement.
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