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NPR says they will no longer post fresh content to its 52 official Twitter feeds.
They got their feelings hurt.
“It would be a disservice to the serious work you all do here to continue to share it on a platform that is associating the federal charter for public media with an abandoning of editorial independence or standards,” NPR CEO John Lansing said in an email to staff.
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NPR got its tote bags in a twist after Twitter labeled the far-left radio network as “government-funded media.”
It’s a fair moniker — seeing how NPR literally gets some of its funding from the federal government — our tax dollars.
That’s why I often refer to them as National Public Welfare Radio.
“The whole point isn’t whether or not we’re government funded,” Lansing told his network. “Even if we were government funded, which we’re not, the point is the independence, because all journalism has revenue of some sort.”
NPR says it receives less than one percent of its budget from the government — but that’s still one percent too much.
Especially for someone like me. I actually own a talk radio station. And my tax dollars are literally being used to fund my competition.
Not that incessant woke droning from woke NPR propagandists is competition – but that’s not the point.
NPR says they are trying to protect their credibility and produce journalism without a shadow of negativity.
And that’s why they’ve gone silent on Twitter.
“The downside, whatever the downside, doesn’t change that fact,” Lansing said in an interview. “I would never have our content go anywhere that would risk our credibility.”
Well, if they are that concerned about their credibility maybe they should just turn off their broadcast signal.