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President Trump's newly-recommended budget includes $300 billion in new spending overall but also includes a proposal to end federal funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), according to The Hill.
The 50-year-old nonprofit CPB provides federal funding for PBS and National Public Radio stations. Trump's proposal would eliminate government funding for the CPB "over a two year period."
CPB President Patricia Harrison was not happy, of course. “We will work with the new administration and Congress in raising awareness that elimination of federal funding to CPB begins the collapse of the public media system itself and the end of the essential national service," she said.
It's not an essential national service; it's an essential propaganda service for the left. If the left cares that much about this "essential service," let them pay for it themselves instead of the taxpayers footing the bill for a steady stream of media bias.
“There is no viable substitute for federal funding that ensures Americans have universal access to public media’s educational and informational programming and services," she continued. Again, it's not educational, it's leftist propaganda, and there certainly is a viable substitute -- it's called private funding, and PBS and NPR already receive a ton of that. In fact, Trump's proposal notes that "CPB grants represent a small share of the total funding for the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) and National Public Radio (NPR), which primarily rely on private donations to fund their operations."
But Harrison offered up more alarmist, apocalyptic nonsense: “The elimination of federal funding to CPB would initially devastate and ultimately destroy public media’s role in early childhood education, public safety, connecting citizens to our history, and promoting civil discussions — all for Americans in both rural and urban communities.” Please -- no one in rural communities listens to the biased drivel NPR pumps out incessantly.
PBS CEO Paula Kerger said at a TV critics meeting last July that "a number" of PBS stations across the country depend on federal funding to survive. "PBS will not go away, but a number of our stations will," she said at that time. "There is no Plan B for that."
Sure there is. It's called George Soros.