The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), a private, nonprofit corporation created by Congress in 1967, is the steward of the federal government’s investment in public broadcasting. It helps support the operations of more than 1,500 locally owned and operated public television and radio stations nationwide. It is also the largest single source of funding for research, technology, and program development for public radio, television and related online services.
The stimulus package recently approved by Congress and signed into law by President Trump includes $75 million for the CPB. Here’s how one internet analyst described the massive CPB appropriation. Consider a “food stamp person year.” The average food stamp beneficiary in 2018 received $127 per month. That amounts to $1,560 a year. But the Democrats (you know, the party of the poor, the downtrodden, etc) insisted the CPB more than belly up to the trough.
Don’t get me wrong. When I receive our stimulus $$$ I will gladly celebrate. But make no mistake. Washington has just unleashed unending biased, one-sided liberal news coverage.
I worked in public broadcasting, primarily radio for 11 years, and also appeared on a weekly public TV roundtable discussion program for 22 years. I know full well that public radio and TV can be really, really good, or downright awful. I’ve been wanting to do this for sometime (like years) and now I’m doing it, an occasional calling out of your tax money being wasted on the public airwaves.
On the March 26th broadcast of the NPR interview program “Fresh Air” unabashed liberal host Terry Gross spoke with Benjamin Wittes, co-author of a new book.
That’s Wittes on the left. Believe me the woman on the right nowhere near resembles Gross.
During the interview Wittes said:
But look – all presidents lie at least sometimes. This president is different. He lies, you know, multiple times a day in a fashion that is unprecedented in the history of the country, and it is one of the features of his presidency that is most, most striking.
This went on for nearly 28 minutes. The program did not follow Wittes’ interview with any opposing view.