NPR (formerly National Public Radio) is funded, in part, with taxpayer dollars. Conservative and libertarian groups often insist that government has no role in funding a radio network. The NPR nickname of “Nationalized Public Radio” has been cited in print since at least 1995.
Other NPR nicknames include “National Propaganda Radio” (cited in print since at least 1989), “National Pinko Radio” (cited in print since at least 1990), “National Palestinian Radio” (cited in print since at least 1993) and “National Pubic Radio” (cited in print since at least 2002).
NPR, formerly National Public Radio, is a privately- and publicly-funded non-profit membership media organization that serves as a national syndicator to a network of 900 public radio stations in the United States.
NPR produces and distributes news and cultural programming. Individual public radio stations are not required to broadcast all NPR programs that are produced. Most public radio stations broadcast a mixture of NPR programs, content from rival providers American Public Media, Public Radio International and Public Radio Exchange, and locally produced programs. NPR’s flagships are two drive time news broadcasts, Morning Edition and the afternoon All Things Considered; both are carried by most NPR member stations, and are two of the most popular radio programs in the country.
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Laura and Bill Stewart
Jun 22 1995
Yeah - heard it on Nationalized Public Radio yesterday, so the details weren’t too clear, but it sounded like the judge felt that Baker hadn’t violated any of the specific offenses defined by the laws (i.e. that he hadn’t really made a threat against the woman whose name Baker used), and that his free speech was being violated.
Thanks, too, Jason, for the corrective information about NPR - but I’m not an American and National Public Radio does sound suspiciously like Nationalized Public Radio to someone in the UK. For what it’s worth, I believe that a lot of Foundations have been captured by the left - Ford, Macarthur especially. Correct me if I’m wrong.
Posted by Findlay Dunachie at December 8, 2004 08:18 AM
Why is it stunning that the Stalinists who run Nationalized Public Radio behave like Stalinists?
28 posted on Wednesday, September 26, 2007 8:15:32 PM by KingSnorky
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
PHH: *ALL* things considered? I’m highly skeptical!
So now that Jay Leno killed television, there’s only one place to turn to...NPR. Yes, that rabble-rousing communist propaganda tool Nationalized Public Radio can fill the political geek entertainment void with the excitement of calm essay reading and proper diction
Quote from: Just Me on November 18, 2010, 04:37:05 PM
Isn’t the fundamental question around government funding of a politically biased news organization?
Or should NPR stand for “nationalized” public radio?
A Snotty, Snearing Beltwaytarian
Posted by Thomas DiLorenzo on May 30, 2012 03:10 PM
Now along comes the pathetic and insufferably smarmy David Boaz, vice grand poobah of Cato, to tell Nationalized Public Radio that Senator Rand Paul “has softer edges than his dad,” which “helped get him elected to the Senate.”