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Post  fshnski on Sun Jan 12, 2014 9:47 am

… National Socialist Radio?

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Post  WHL on Sun Jan 12, 2014 1:26 pm

fshnski wrote:… National Socialist Radio?

Good question when you and I pay for it.
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NPR National Progressive Radio

Post  fshnski on Sun Jan 12, 2014 1:33 pm

They don't even try to travel in the middle of the road. They were my home page for years.
Here are some of their headlines from today.

Nation's New Mayors Revive Big City Liberalism

Trans-racial Family Gets Double-Takes 'Everywhere We Go'

When The Right To Religion Conflicts With A Changing Society

A New Rule For The Workplace: 'Hug Sparingly'

Caped Crusader, Or Cruel Sadist? Miller Makes One Fan Wonder

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Post  Achigan on Sun Jan 12, 2014 3:16 pm

fshnski wrote:… National Socialist Radio?

Some people just can't stand hearing the truth. I really can't understand that thought process. scratch 
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From wiki about nor listeners ...

Post  fshnski on Sun Jan 12, 2014 3:23 pm

Study results

Consumers of information from NPR contend that NPR does its job well. A study conducted in 2003 by the polling firm Knowledge Networks and the University of Maryland's Program on International Policy Attitudes showed that those who get their news and information from public broadcasting (NPR and PBS) are better informed than those whose information comes from other media outlets. In one study, NPR and PBS audiences had a more accurate understanding of the events in Iraq versus all audiences for cable and broadcast TV networks and the print media.[11][12]


This is not a joke. That's what it says!


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NPR Admits It's Packed With Liberals

Post  fshnski on Sun Jan 12, 2014 3:29 pm

Times have been tough for NPR in the last six months. Just last week, NPR CEO Vivian Schiller spoke at the National Press Club in Washington. Among other things, she discussed the firing of NPR Senior Correspondent Juan Williams in October. By the end of the week, Schiller herself was out of a job, after a video caught her chief fundraiser making disparaging remarks about Tea Party activists and Jews.

In her speech at the National Press Club, Schiller made sure to emphasize that NPR maintains its commitment to diversity. She meant, of course, racial diversity.

Even casual observers know that the network’s devotion to this cause appears to apply only to the staff’s skin pigmentation not to their political orientation. Something that strikes me as more than passing strange for an organization that inherently deals with politics.

But it’s not just me saying that NPR lacks political diversity—it’s now coming from NPR itself! And this time it wasn’t the result of a sting video, either. The admission came on NPR’s air this past Sunday.

Just look at this the exchange last Sunday between Bob Garfield, host of the NPR show “On the Media,” and Ira Glass, host of “This American Life.” Mr. Glass had challenged Mr. Garfield to conduct an internal audit of liberal bias at NPR and report on it in a week. Mr. Glass added he was sure none would be found (that makes two of us, but I digress). Then the conversation turned to what metrics would be used. Could the absence of conservatives at NPR be a metric?


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Post  Achigan on Sun Jan 12, 2014 3:36 pm

I'll say it again and listen up please: "Some people just can't stand hearing the truth. I really can't understand that thought process.  scratch "

I've heard enough of your whining so go onto something else.
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Post  fshnski on Sun Jan 12, 2014 4:04 pm

Do you think it is fair for the public to pay for something that disagrees with the persons core principles?

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NPR Honors the 'Complicated' and 'Achingly Beautiful' Work of Radical Black Poet Who Wrote 9-11 Was an Israeli Plot

Post  fshnski on Sun Jan 12, 2014 4:11 pm

Billionaires who back conservative Republicans are trashed on NPR when they die as “scathing TV ad” backers. But what about a black radical who wrote a poem blaming 9-11 on Israel and implying America was evil and terrorist? On Thursday night's "All Things Considered," NPR began by calling him “one of America's most important — and controversial — literary figures,” under the headline “Amiri Baraka's Legacy Both Controversial And Achingly Beautiful.”

The man’s invented Muslim name was Amiri Baraka (formerly LeRoi Jones). He was the poet laureate of New Jersey in 2002, but they abolished that honorary office after his poem. NPR cultural correspondent Neda Ulaby found his most controversial work wasn’t too negative, it was “complicated.”

Read more: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/tim-graham/2014/01/12/npr-honors-complicated-and-achingly-beautiful-work-radical-black-poet-wh#ixzz2qDkyhOhs

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Post  Achigan on Sun Jan 12, 2014 4:13 pm

fshnski wrote:Do you think it is fair for the public to pay for something that disagrees with the persons core principles?

I haven't even read or heard any of the NPR articles so I can't comment on them.

BUT..if NPR was expressing only good things that you want to hear then where would that leave the rest of us??

If they were just saying good things about the right wing and bad thing about the left, then you would praise them to no end.

People like me can see right thru you and it ain't good.

You want it one way just like the way you want this forum to be.

You just don't listen to common sense because of your hate for President Obama.

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Corporation for Public Broadcasting got $445 million on first day of government slimdown; calls funding 'indispensible'

Post  fshnski on Sun Jan 12, 2014 4:15 pm

LOS ANGELES – Funding for clinical cancer trials and other life-saving research under the National Institutes of Health was cut off in response to the government slimdown, but it looks like the cookie monster will still be knee-deep in chocolate chips (or is it carrots now?)

According to the Daily Treasury Statement and first reported by CNS News, the administration dished out $445 million to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) on the first day of the slimdown, which means funds for the likes of PBS Newshour, NPR and “Sesame Street” are being spent before cancer research.

“It’s more than irresponsible, it is reprehensible. It’s an ‘in-your-face’ move by the administration, blatantly picking winners and losers in this shutdown,” C. Edmund Wright, a columnist for Breitbart.com and American Thinker, told FOX411. “Public broadcasting is a staple of liberal propaganda.”

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How Public Is NPR's Funding?

Post  fshnski on Sun Jan 12, 2014 4:18 pm

De-fund NPR! In the wake of the firing of Juan Williams by National Public Radio, we've once again heard conservative voices issue that call. NPR representatives respond, as they always do when their dependence on government purse strings is noted, by arguing that only two or three percent of the service's money comes from the federal government. NPR apologist Norah O'Donnell recently threw out a one- to three-percent figure on MSNBC.

We don't see these people volunteering to give up that three percent, but we have to admit that this amount of funding is not the gigantic boondoggle we might prefer to oppose. Is this three-percent number a fair claim by the NPR crowd? Apparently, in a very limited sense, it is, but in a more comprehensive analysis, it is nowhere near accurate.

To understand NPR funding, we have to recognize that public radio is a two-tier operation. There is, on the one hand, the network itself, the Washington-based producer of programs that actually terminated Juan Williams' contract. On the other hand, there is the collection of some nine hundred NPR affiliate radio stations who bring this programming to radios around the United States. We cannot hope to understand NPR's finances without understanding the stations as well, so let's begin there.

According to information available from the NPR website, local radio station money comes from the following sources:

32.1% Individual contributions

21.1% Business contributions

13.6% University funds

10.1% Corporation for Public Broadcasting funds

9.6% Foundation money

5.6% Federal, state, and local government funds

7.6% Other

At first glance, this distribution of funds seems to confirm that public radio's support does not come in large amounts from the direct allocation of tax moneys. After all, 5.6% is not a gigantic portion of the budget, is it? But let's look more closely. That 10.1% that comes from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting is 99% provided by -- you guessed it -- the federal government. Those university funds, whenever they are provided by a public university, represent taxpayer-provided dollars. We can safely assert that three out of four university-supported stations are publicly funded, which means that more than 10% (three-quarters of that 13.6%) is taken from the taxpayer's pockets.


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Post  fshnski on Sun Jan 12, 2014 4:19 pm

So far, we find that NPR member stations count on direct or indirect taxpayer money for some 25% of their funds -- and that's before we consider some of the largest portions of their budgets.

Obviously the support by individuals, businesses, and foundations does not constitute taxpayer funding, right? Not so fast. These donations are tax-deductible; thus, they are subsidized by the government. Granted, not every gift is actually reflected on an individual or business tax return, and not all of those that are itemized wind up offsetting  high marginal tax rates. Still, it is reasonable to believe that on average, these gifts result in deductions at the 25% tax bracket. Since these three categories add up to roughly 64% of station funds, we can reasonably argue that 16% of that money (64% x 0.25) is subsidized by the tax code.

In the end, then, local NPR affiliates derive something like 41% of their funding from taxes, either directly or indirectly.

What about the entity that generated all the buzz for firing Juan Williams? Interestingly, despite their conflicting 2% and 3% claims, the NPR website says, "We receive no direct federal funding for operations." Of course, that sort of statement leaves open the possibility of receiving direct federal funding for other purposes. What are those? They don't volunteer that information easily. What they do point out prominently is that the biggest source of money is from member stations. Local stations pay dues and fees for the programs they rebroadcast. This money, recorded as Station Programming Fees (40%), Membership Dues (1%), and Distribution Services (8%), accounts for nearly half of NPR's funds.

Why is this significant? You do recall that some 41% of local station money came from taxpayers, right? If 50% of funding comes from money that is 40% derived from taxes, then another 20% of NPR's budget comes, indirectly, from taxpayers. Twenty percent! That's a long way from the 2%-3% figures, isn't it?

The next huge chunk of NPR income comes from "Sponsorships." These are the things that, in any other media outlet, would be called advertisements. We could argue that sponsorship money is tax-deductible and therefore partly taxpayer-funded, but, lest we look like double-standard-wielding lefties, we would have to make the same argument for the ads that car companies run on ABC and CBS. Let's face it: virtually every large corporation in America enjoys some form of government largesse. That's what happens when government tentacles reach into all portions of our lives.

On the other hand, there is much more clarity when we look to the 10% "Grants and Contributions" category that represents direct taxpayer gifting (most prominently by way of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting) and indirect taxpayer support by way of tax deductions. Is it reasonable to say that half of that 10% comes in one way or another from taxes? I think so, but I'll settle for saying that this category adds just 3% to the total. This brings our total of taxpayer support for the entire NPR budget to around 23%.

Given that only 89% of the NPR income pie comes from external sources (the rest coming from investment returns), it is not unreasonable to assert that more than 25% of NPR funds from outside sources actually comes from taxpayers. That's not an overwhelming portion of the budget, but it's a long way from two to three percent.

As annoying as I find the bias at MSNBC or the New York Times, I will respect to the end their right to be as biased as they'd like. What they do with their money and whatever funds they can convince advertisers to kick in is their own business. The same does not apply to the likes of NPR. That's your money and my money going into their coffers and funding that unbalanced message. We need to demand that NPR either be pushed away from the public trough or be required to present a modicum of evenhandedness.

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Post  Achigan on Sun Jan 12, 2014 4:30 pm

OK let's de-fund NPR completely. Now shut the F**k up!!!
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Post  fshnski on Sun Jan 12, 2014 4:46 pm

No need to get mad at me. NPR has become a political tool. Right now it benefits the left. Maybe at one time it leaned right. I don't know. It's clearly progressive now.

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Post  Achigan on Sun Jan 12, 2014 5:11 pm

fshnski wrote:No need to get mad at me. NPR has become a political tool. Right now it benefits the left. Maybe at one time it leaned right. I don't know. It's clearly progressive now.

How can I help but not get mad at you.  You go on and on and offer no solutions.  If you would have said: "IMO NPR is leaning too much to the left therefore as a tax payer I thing it should be de-funded".  But no you have to cut and paste the same thing over and over from different sources and don't even completely read what you posted.
Like I said I don't know a thing about NPR but if they are using tax money to promote a certain political party then they should be de-funded.

Another thing, when you post an article it's almost like you are yelling...and then you yell again about the same thing.  Post an article, tell us what you think about it and offer any solution to the problem and you and I will get along just fine.
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Post  fshnski on Sun Jan 12, 2014 5:12 pm

How do you know I haven't read them?

I provide them to all to read.

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Post  Achigan on Sun Jan 12, 2014 5:15 pm

fshnski wrote:How do you know I haven't read them?

Maybe you have read them, but you don't completely understand them. How can you???  When I post an article I research it to death...why, because I don't want to make a fool of myself or have someone else do it.
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Post  WHL on Sun Jan 12, 2014 6:12 pm

I will not even turn it on. They are so far left it is pathetic. Juan Williams is pathetic. He is on Fox now and he is pathetic.
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Post  fshnski on Sun Jan 12, 2014 6:17 pm

I agree but Fox gives Williams a fair chance to represent the Democrats.

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Post  WHL on Sun Jan 12, 2014 6:29 pm

Yes they do even though sometimes they just roll their eyes at him or shake their heads at him in disbelief.
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