- The American Conservative - https://www.theamericanconservative.com -

Defund NPR? What About Fox?

Massachusetts Democrat Jim McGovern argues that taxpayer dollars should not go “for advertising on the partisan, political platform of Fox News.” The Washington Examiner‘s David Freddoso agrees [1] — indeed, end all federal television advertising. “When there is a legitimate issue for the public’s attention, the news media publicizes it. When there’s an emergency, we have the emergency broadcast system. But advertising, that’s just a waste of money — welfare for Madison Avenue.”

Comments Disabled (Open | Close)

Comments Disabled To "Defund NPR? What About Fox?"

#1 Comment By Frank On March 17, 2011 @ 9:07 pm

Indeed! I was thinking the same thing earlier today while listening to the news of the new initiative in Congress to expressly prevent federal funding for NPR.

Taxpayer money should not be used to subsidize any media outlet. Stop the government subsidized advertising not only on Fox, but also ESPN and any other major commercial enterprise.

I am sure there will be plenty of breweies and hygene product manufacturers who would gladly buy that time, which would be more beneficial to the economy anyway.

In fact. Fox should put its anti-government and anti-Kenseyian rhetoric where its mouth is and refuse to accept those government subsidies.

#2 Comment By JustSayNo On March 18, 2011 @ 9:03 am

Fox is doing a good job of defunding itself. I stopped watching it over 4 years ago, when I could no longer bear to have the word “conservative” associated with visual images of Hannity and Kristol smirking, or the Goebbels-like death mask of Charles Krauthammer.

#3 Comment By SnowCrash7 On March 18, 2011 @ 11:55 am

JustSayNo you nailed it. My sentiments exactly. Unfortunately far too many people think that Fox’s neocon’s viewpoint is conservative.

#4 Comment By Mike On March 21, 2011 @ 10:19 am

Hahaha. You nailed it JustSayNo!!! Thanks for the sharing that funny and true observation.