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Conservatives call to defund NPR in wake of Williams firing.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_upshot/20101022/cm_yblog_upshot/conservatives-call-to-defund-npr-after-williams-firing

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jaycietaylorgma

Asked by jaycietaylorgma at 6:33 PM on Oct. 22, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • I supported defunding it long before he was fired.
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 6:39 PM on Oct. 22, 2010

  • Haha, good luck with that! I'm sure they'd be out of business in no time after losing that 1% of federal money they get... Of course, it won't happen. But I'm glad it gave the right wingers something new to scream about, I was getting a little bored of their usual rants :)
    Anouck

    Answer by Anouck at 6:41 PM on Oct. 22, 2010

  • Fine defund them, their money doesn't come from them anyway.
    urkiddingright

    Answer by urkiddingright at 6:53 PM on Oct. 22, 2010

  • I agree, Carpy, I have felt that way for a long time, also.
    jaycietaylorgma

    Comment by jaycietaylorgma (original poster) at 6:55 PM on Oct. 22, 2010

  • if people have a problem with how NPR is funded, that seems a fair debate, however, it seems really crazy to piggyback this argument on the platform of defending a man's right to be a bigot... so... NPR shouldn't get money because they fired someone for bigoted comments? this is logic to some people? sorry, i don't get it.
    figaro8895

    Answer by figaro8895 at 7:06 PM on Oct. 22, 2010

  • figaro, I'm not surprised, I didn't expect you to "get it."
    jaycietaylorgma

    Comment by jaycietaylorgma (original poster) at 7:12 PM on Oct. 22, 2010

  • Ah yes, when you don't have a logical, factual response, use insults instead. Now THAT doesn't surprise me, jaycietaylorgma....
    Anouck

    Answer by Anouck at 7:21 PM on Oct. 22, 2010

  • I with Carpy on this one!! Let's see how successful NPR is when they have to generate their OWN money to fund the site and pay their Journ-O-lists! LOL :o)
    LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 7:26 PM on Oct. 22, 2010

  • Didn't "insult" anyone Anouck, just stated a fact. She said she didn't "get it", I told her that doesn't surprise me in the least. I didn't expect her to.
    jaycietaylorgma

    Comment by jaycietaylorgma (original poster) at 7:34 PM on Oct. 22, 2010

  • The debate to defund NPR has been going on since at least 2006...
    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 7:52 PM on Oct. 22, 2010

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