Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Comment on Veronique de Rugy,
The Corner - National Review Online:
On Cutting Federal Funding for NPR

On Cutting Federal Funding for NPR - By Veronique de Rugy - The Corner - National Review Online

American Disestablishmentarianism, unchain PBS.

There is some small legitimate government information distribution function. Some safety and legal notifications should be put out to the public and not simply left to Public Affairs contacting private publishers. TV networks all offer a channel for local government and I support that. In NYC you can turn on channel 25-2 and watch fascinating land use committee meetings. The federal role in this should be circumscribed. Elected politicians should advocate for positions but bureaucrats should not. We should draw a line between honest propaganda to support out foreign policy that is the role of Department of State and the freedom of citizens to form opinions. Tavis Smiley and Bill Moyers should be free to raise money and rent air time but they should not get to use the taxpayer's money.

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