Given the plethora of taxpayer-funded National Public Radio (NPR) stations promoting liberal ideology across the U.S., maybe, there should be just as many “Mark Levin stations,” Media Research Center (MRC) President Brent Bozell quipped Monday on Levin’s nationally-syndicated radio program.
Bozell and Levin made the case for defunding NPR to save taxpayers from being forced to subsidize “left-wing activists” masquerading as “NPR reporters” – who don’t have the audience to stay on the air without taxpayer funding.
Levin began by saying that a recent hostile interview of the Trump Administration’s secretary of state prompted him to question the very existence of NPR:
“I saw that Mike Pompeo, the Secretary of State, was set up by a reporter at NPR and I asked a simple question: why does NPR exist?
“I mean, we have thousands of radio channels and stations and podcasts and information flowing left and right and all around. NPR is a throw-back of the past, and NPR’s quite liberal.”
If NPR is supposed to be “national public radio,” why does it need more than one station, instead of a thousand – with several concentrated in cities like Washington, D.C. and New York City – and suggested that there should be an equal number of “Mark Levin stations”:
“Why one needs to have three NPR stations in Washington, DC; four in New York City, six in Seattle – and the list goes on and on. Why not just have one station in each city?
“But, then, it hits me. Wait a minute: this is National Public Radio – why don’t we have only one station for national public radio, not one thousand.
“And, I thought, well look, if you’re going to have a thousand NPR stations, I think we need to have one thousand Mark Levin stations.
“Think about this: six Mark Levin stations, I’m not talking about shows, I’m talking about stations - in Seattle. This is absolutely ludicrous.”
Bozell and Levin also noted instances of NPR bias – such as a host calling Trump supporters “Brown Shirts” and NPR's promotion of Pres. Obama’s Iran arms deal – and examined the “shell game” NPR appears to be playing when reporting its funding to disguise how much actually comes from taxpayers.