1. They do not need the money. In 2011, James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas secretly recorded senior NPR executives meeting with a potential donor and admitting that NPR “would be better off in the long run without federal funding.” NPR reports that it “receives less than 2 percent of its budget directly from CPB,” and has long anticipated the possibility of losing that.
2. Big Bird doesn’t work there anymore. In 2015, Sesame Street‘s production company signed a deal with HBO. The first HBO-hosted shows began in 2016, and only aired nine months later on PBS for children from less affluent households.entity. Using taxpayer funds to support one-sided news coverage is an abuse of taxpayer money.[color=rgb(17,17,17)][size=4]
[font=inherit]4. PBS no longer produces content worth public investment.
Edited by Baltimatt, 19 March 2017 - 04:36 PM.
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