LOL, Whut.

Matt Welch, editor of the curiously named publication Reason, has a curiously formed op-ed up at
The public broadcasting subsidy shares something in common with corporate welfare schemes everywhere, whether for Archer Daniels Midland (one of NPR's biggest sponsors, incidentally), film productions or your local professional sports venue: It forces taxpayers to fund other people's cultural preferences.

Gee, if you look at it that way, pretty much everything the government does is based on somebody's "cultural preferences". "Cultural preferences"? Really? You went there?
We have been down this road many times before, from Richard Nixon to Ronald Reagan to Newt Gingrich. Conservatives become outraged at the liberal slant of public broadcasting, threaten to cut funding and succeed instead in getting more conservatives on the airwaves (while funding, with rare exception, continues to increase). [Emphasis mine]

With "rare exception", eh? What does that mean, and what, precisely, does that statement have to do with reality?
De-coupling from the federal government would allow NPR to sell advertising

Um, what? Psst... Dude, your cultural preference is showing. Reason. Heh.

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