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[–] MetaCog 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

"... recent clashes with the Trump administration that have sparked fears about the independence of the U.S. government-funded news organization..."

All of a sudden the unidentified are concerned about the independence of the Government-funded nooz. The INDEPENDENCE of GOVERNMENT FUNDED NEWS. Since when does INDEPENDENCE = GOVERNMENT FUNDED??? Last I checked, "news" that's "government funded" is the literal definition of fascist propaganda.

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[–] Qd4Action 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Rather than just accept their resignations, they should just close down the damn agency. There is, after all, the internet. And in places where the internet is monitored or censored, there are VPNs and onion router browsers that will get someone around censors.

Add in NPR while you're at it. We don't need to propagandize our story. Enough with the taxpayer-funded psyop agencies. If anyone can demonstrate some tangible benefit to keeping these broadcasts going, then they should show it. But the emotional pleadings of bureaucrats that have made a living doing this stuff should be coming to an end. It surely hasn't changed the Chinese, the Iranians, the Cubans, or prevented Venezuela from falling into a socialist dictatorship, the North Korea from committing atrocities under the mantle of state security, or the spread of radical Islam and its destructive tenets.

Like many federal programs and pet projects, it's a money pit that needs to be filled in and forgotten.

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[–] BusBoy 1 point -1 points (+0|-1) ago 

There are many things about NPR that I like and think are legitimate. Their news and commentaries are not in that category.

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[–] Qd4Action ago 

It's not all bad but it no longer needs to be funded by taxpayers. There are enough sources for news and opinion and their opinion pieces run left but never right in my experience.

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[–] Rnlynn 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

And the beat goes on. YAY!

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[–] SuckaFree ago 

If it's "govt" funded, it's not independent.

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[–] Don_Tomaso ago 

Good news, just 600 000 deepstaters to go and 80 more years of "we-are-in-control" while the traitors laugh all the way to the bank.

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[–] MrBateman ago 

independence of the U.S. government-funded news organization

god wtf is wrong with people

your independence from who pays your bills? jfc