MRC founder and president Brent Bozell took to Twitter on Monday to underline how non-essential PBS/NPR stations are taking $75 million from the emergency $2 trillion "stimulus" bill to deal with the economic ramifications of the coronavirus pandemic.
This is what America did NOT get because of PBS/NPR:
-- 300,000 Covid-19 test kits
-- 4,166 ventilators
-- 21,428 hospital beds
-- 192,307,692 masks
-- 357,483,318 pairs of medical gloves
-- 12,500,000 bottles of hand sanitizers
Speaker Pelosi's original "stimulus" proposal would have granted $300 million to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, so it was reduced by 75 percent.
Lobbyists for the public broadcasters claim this money will go to "local news and information," "distributing emergency alerts," and "partnering with local and state educational authorities to provide remote learning services for millions of pre-K to 12th grade students." But they use the same talking points about their everyday funding.
To many conservative Americans, NPR and PBS stations are better known for partisan information and misinformation, like these recent items from NewsBusters:
If you sensed that the Democrats inserted PBS/NPR money into the bill to get more of what these links describe, you're not wrong!