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WVGN Radio gone - sold
Another loss for the VIs, our only NPR radio station. Sold to make way for yet another blah music station clone.
I spent many good hours listening to the intelligent and entertaining NPR shows. No more.
And what source did you acquire that information from because it is totally wrong!
PBS and NPR got $445 million from the government in 2012—or about 0.014 percent of the federal budget.
it's worth noting that the government doesn't actually give money directly to PBS or NPR. Instead, Congress funds the Corporation on Public Broadcasting, which in turn divvies up the money according to formula. A big chunk goes to TV programming, with the rest going to 581 local television and radio stations around the country.
And the reason this 'could' be an issue is that we all fund NPR and not necessarily by choice.
If you walked through an NPR newsroom and took a poll on political affiliation, you would find that like most newsrooms, there are primarily Democrats on staff and these journalists in general tend to skew liberal, and at NPR, it might be fair to say they do so even more than most.
Most good, post-modern educated journalists will admit that even tho they try and be objective, there is a cognitive level of bias that is unavoidable and creeps into their work, and there are occasions where they can't help but be passionate about issues that are clearly partisan in nature. Which is to say, there is a liberal bias at NPR.