National Public Radio

Waste Of Time

National Public Radio (NPR), a privately and publicly funded media organization that regularly begs for listener donations and government taxpayer money with their pledge drives.  A radio station that, on its own merit, would  have failed long ago if it wasn’t for tax payer dollars to keep it afloat.   NPR produces and distributes what it called news and cultural programming.  So why would NPR besmirch listeners with rubbish like this:

All Thing’s Considered?

I listen to Hawaiian Public Radio (HPR), an offshoot of NPR, they broadcast mostly classical music throughout the day, except during the Drive to Work Mornings and Drive to Home Evening broadcasts.  These are the news hours, when I listen in to NPR Broadcasts programs like “All Things Considered” and “Morning Edition“.  Being  a Newsy person, I often listen to NPR’s broadcasts up until they begin reciting stories like High School Essayists vying for acceptance into a Journalism class.  Poorly constructed and painful to listen to.

Non Productive Radio

Where I live in on the Island of Hawai’i, the Big Island, we have limited radio as compared to O’Ahu.  Plenty of music stations, although some that are caught in a 70’s time warp, Hawaiian music , country music and a mix of top 40 hits of some year.  The local News and Sports station in Hilo is KPUA, an excellent local news station.

I’d Rather See My Tax Dollars Go To A More Useful Program

What’s for Dinner?

Spinach and Ricotta Stuffed Tortellini’s with Creamy Alfredo Parmesan Sauce


5 Responses to “National Public Radio”

  1. Drew Says:

    And it also takes up airwaves that could go to something better.

    • Kini Says:

      Aloha Drew,
      Indeed NPR does take up space on the airwaves, but consider NPR as the lefts contribution to the Fairness Doctrine. Their own Free Speech channel in a world or sphere in which something exists for them. Their Own Private Idaho, if you will.

      As long as they control that one frequency on your radio dial, and nothing else, then it’s like hearing a tree falling in the forest of conservative radio.

      Meanwhile, let NPR live in the free market like everyone else, where success or failure is determined by content and not by government handouts.

      Thanks for posting, I’ve added you to my blog roll, should have done that long ago.


  2. The government and competition « The DREW BLOG Says:

    […] Some ignorant people believe that creating a “public option” for health insurance would “increase competition” and lower costs for Americans. How could the government ever increase competition in an industry? In reality, all the government ever does is destroy jobs that would otherwise exist, and then re-establish an inferior substitute in place of whatever business it displaced. Just consider NPR as one example. […]

  3. moraloutrage Says:

    A change has been taking place at NPR. National Public Radio provided a strong alternative voice until the Bush administration, when Republican fundraiser Gay Hart Gaines was appointed by George W. Bush as vice chair for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, plus Dubya appointed Cheryl Feldman Halpern chair of the Corporation, and Elizabeth Sembler to the board of the corporation.

    These women are certainly not liberals …

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