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Re: Public broadcasting funding

I listen to NPR news daily and find them to be no more biased than the
mainstream media.  I think they are generally fair and of much higher
quality than the news broadcast by most electronic media outlets.  Maybe I'm
weird, but I like Rush and All Things Considered.

I don't object to government funding of public broadcasting because of their
political views.  I oppose it because I do not believe it is an essential
service in this era of cable, satellite and the internet.  Let the minority
of the people who listen to public broadcasting pay for it and use the funds
saved for necessary public services.

I also do not think any news outlet can be truly objective when they depend
on a government appropriation to stay on the air.

-- Dan Billings, Bowdoinham, Maine

----- Original Message -----
From: "Paul Hopfgarten" <hopfgapr@sprynet.com>
To: <kc1ih@mediaone.net>; <boston-radio-interest@bostonradio.org>
Sent: Monday, January 15, 2001 4:31 PM
Subject: RE: Public broadcasting funding

> I try oncassionally to listen to NPR on 'BUR for example, and after 5-10
> minutes, I just have to change the station for fear of driving off the
> in anger listening to the bullpukcy they spew!
> -Paul Hopfgarten
> -Derry NH