Thursday, March 17, 2011

Point Counterpoint: Funding NPR

In the wake of an undercover sting by conservative activists that cost two NPR executives their jobs and renewed the debate about public broadcasting in the United States, the House of Representatives will vote today on whether to end funding for NPR. They voted earlier this year to end funding for all public broadcasting. Both measures have run into resistance in the Senate.

Read more about the conservative sting HERE, questions about how it was conducted HERE, and publicly funded broadcasting HERE.

Here are arguments against publicly funded media from conservative columnist and ABC News commentator George Will and for it by ABC News and NPR commentator Cokie Roberts.

George Will says neither NPR nor any other media outlet should get federal dollars:


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