In 1967, through an act of Congress, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) was created.
Below is an excerpt:
The corporation’s mission is to ensure universal access to non-commercial, high-quality content and telecommunications services. It does so by distributing more than 70 percent of its funding to more than 1,400 locally owned public radio and television stations.
The CPB’s annual budget is composed almost entirely of an annual appropriation from Congress plus interest on those funds. 95% of the corporation’s appropriation goes directly to content development, community services, and other local station and system needs.
For fiscal year 2014, its appropriation was US$445.5 million, including $500,000 in interest earned. The distribution of these funds was as follows:
- $222.78M for direct grants to local public television stations;
- $74.63M for television programming grants;
- $69.31M for direct grants to local public radio stations;
- $26.67M for PBS support;
- $22.84M for grants for radio programming and national program production and acquisition;
- $22.25M for CPB administrative costs;
- $7.00M for the Radio Program Fund.
Public broadcasting stations are funded by a combination of private donations from listeners and viewers, foundations and corporations. Funding for public television comes in roughly equal parts from government (at all levels) and the private sector.
Stations that receive CPB funds must meet certain requirements, such as the maintenance or provision of open meetings, open financial records, a community advisory board, equal employment opportunity, and lists of donors and political activities.
Listen to National Public Radio at any time and you’ll be assaulted with a socialistic blast of anti-American, USA-hate indoctrination that will go as far as to declare that the Declaration of Independence, perhaps one of the most advanced manuscripts progressing the path toward liberty for all humanity, is “a document with flaws and deeply ingrained hypocrisies.”
More Than $180 Million Annually
If you ask them, NPR will tell you that they receive the bulk of their revenue from programming fees, grants, fundraising, contributions, and sponsorships, and no longer receive government funding.
First of all, if this were true, then the obvious follow up question would be, was the government funding amounts ever paid back to the US Taxpayers? And if so, were they paid back with interest?
I can answer that one.
No, the monies were never paid back. Moreover, they never ended.
In 2010, NPR revenues totaled over $180 million.
All’s good, or so it seems.
But look closer at the programing fees charged to member stations and you begin to see the deliberate misrepresentation NPR is offering.
Corporation for Public Broadcasting—By Our Tax Money
The Corporation for Public Broadcasting’s (CPB) main mission is not to ensure universal access to non-commercial high-quality content and telecommunications services. This is obvious to any listener that tunes into its airwaves of leftist hate and propaganda.
PBS is funded by member station dues, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, corporate contributions, National Datacast, pledge drives, private foundations, and individual citizens.
The individual citizens listing is a total joke, as anyone who’s ever listened to PBS knows that in order for them to beg for money they need the tax payer financed station infrastructure to broadcast their solicitation. That being said, PBS gains the bulk of their financing from tax funds, directly and indirectly. In fact, less than two decades after LBJ signed it into law, NPR staved off mismanagement and bankruptcy—how?—through a loan from Corporation for Public Broadcasting. How exactly does the Corporation for Public Broadcasting get money? By our tax money.
The Corporation for Public Broadcasting is funded by the American taxpayer.
Nonetheless, NPR officials will swear up and down that they’re not funded by taxpayers.
This latest episode, as we celebrated our Republic’s 245th year of birth, can be tagged to an endless list of biased, anti-USA propaganda that dates back to NPR’s creation.
Reich Minister of Propaganda, Paul Joseph Goebbels, could not have penned leftist codswallop any better.
All at the US Taxpayer’s expense.
Hiding behind the curtain of kiddie programing, like a profane Wizard, NPR makes claim that it’s unbiased in its news broadcasting.
This is as truthful as saying CNN is a fan of President Trump.
Photos: Jesse Martini, Robina Weermeijer