While the umbrella organization known as NPR receives less than 1 percent of your tax dollars blah blah blah, the amount of your tax money that gets spent on the organization is amorphous — and the network would like to keep it that way, since it’s far higher than that. For instance, in fiscal year 2020, 8 percent of NPR’s revenue came from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, which received that money from — ding! — the federal government. Another 10 percent comes from colleges and universities, many of them public; these institutions often host NPR affiliates. And then, as Reason pointed out in April, much of NPR’s revenue comes from its member stations, which are funded by — you guessed it — the Corporation for Public Broadcasting’s public funding. Guessing the actual amount of NPR’s finances you involuntarily pay as a taxpayer is basically the most confusing “The Price Is Right” game ever devised. The good news is that nobody seems to agree on an answer — aside from the fact that it’s way more than 1 percent, so at least you’re going to get through to the Showcase Showdown. Whatever the case, your hard-earned money was somehow involved in celebrating a pregnant “dad” on Father’s Day. And just in time for “pride” month! Why, next year, why not make it all just pregnant “dads?” The month fits! The outlet fits! And the taxpayers? They’ll learn to fit. I shouldn’t be this sarcastic. Not because sarcasm is the second-lowest form of humor right next to puns, but because I get the feeling I’m giving certain people inside NPR headquarters ideas they shouldn’t have. This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.
NPR literally says Federal funding is *essential* on their website right now at https://t.co/QA8TUZxmNOWhat have you got against the truth @NPR? pic.twitter.com/3W0X0MsZYW — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 13, 2023