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  •  NPR's funding breakdown according to WikiPedia (5+ / 0-)

    Can someone forward this the Huckster and Palin?:

    "According to the 2005 financial statement, NPR makes just over half of its money from the fees and dues it charges member stations to receive programming. Public funding accounts for 16% of the average member station's revenue, with 10% of this coming in the form of grants from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a federally funded organization.[14][15][16]  Some more of that money originates from local and state governments and government-funded universities subsidizing member stations' fees and dues to NPR.[17]  Member stations that serve rural and "minority" communities receive significantly more funding from the CPB; in some cases up to 70%.[14] About 2% of NPR's non-membership created funding comes from bidding on government grants and programs, chiefly the Corporation for Public Broadcasting; the remainder comes from member station dues, foundation grants, and corporate underwriting. Typically, NPR member stations raise funds through on-air pledge drives, corporate underwriting, and grants from state governments, universities, and the CPB itself."

    •  You can't expect Palin and Huck to understand... (3+ / 0-)
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      Matt Z, brein, amk for obama

      ...they think it's all Federally-funded, because, primarily, they're idiots.

      Anything that takes a whole paragraph full of big words like the one you wrote is just too complex for the knot of nerves at the base of their skull to process.

      -5.38 -4.72 T. "...a mosque that rejects radicalism is not a symbol of the enemy's victory; it is a prerequisite for our own." Michael Gerson

      by trevzb on Thu Oct 21, 2010 at 10:03:09 AM PDT

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