Accuracy in Media, the nation’s oldest media watchdog organization, today praised the House Appropriations Committee for approving a bill that would cut funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting by $100 million, or 25 percent. “This is a step in the right direction,” declared Cliff Kincaid, editor of AIM. “But Congress must go further and completely de-fund public TV and radio. All $400 million a year should be terminated.”
Kincaid commented, “There was a time when non-commercial public broadcasting may have offered an alternative that people couldn’t find elsewhere. With the rise of cable television, talk radio and satellite TV and radio, however, the public should not have to subsidize public broadcasting through their hard-earned tax dollars.”
Kincaid added, “The Congress has appropriated over $8 billion to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting since 1969. It is time for taxpayer funding of public TV and radio to end. Let them survive in the marketplace ? if they can. Or let George Soros pay for it.”
Accuracy In Media (AIM) is a non-profit, grassroots citizens watchdog of the news media that critiques botched and bungled news stories and sets the record straight on important issues that have received slanted coverage.