It’s begging week at NPR, and I have a suggestion. If they’re going to claim, as they have several times this morning, that they rely on their listeners for all of their funding, they might want to remove this smoking gun from their own site.

Aaron Haspel | Posted February 26, 2003 @ 1:15 PM | Culture,Politics

4 Responses to “National Public Radio: Who Pays?”

  1. 1 1. dan mclean

    I thought the fund raisers were for the local station’s costs in bringing you the NPR, PRI, etc. programming, labor costs, operating costs, local programs, etc. In Philadelphia, the leading NPR affiliate is currently prepping its audience months in advance for a special fund-raiser, to be devoted exclusively to getting a new transmitting tower.

  2. 2 2. Aaron Haspel

    And so they are. But when begging, the NPR talking heads obfuscate the fact that they are still federally subsidized, and at a healthy clip.

  3. 3 3. Radio

    Who funds the federal government you idiots?

  4. 4 4. Aaron Haspel

    That was sort of the point, hombre.

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