One veteran media watchdog will not be completely satisfied that the Corporation for Public Broadcasting — CPB — acquired a tidy $75 million grant from the federal authorities as part of the latest CARES Act, designated for coronavirus aid across the nation.
“We believe this was misguided. Just as Amazon, Microsoft, Ford Motor Corporation, and Starbucks have given so generously to help in the fight against COVID-19, so should the CPB give,” wrote Brent Bozell, founding father of the Media Research Center, in an open letter to President Trump.
“The CARES Act is already law and the money the government issued to the CPB is unlikely to be returned. Regardless, it is worth noting what this money could have been spent on instead,” he mentioned — noting that the grant might have as a substitute bought the next medical objects: 300,000 Covid-19 take a look at kits or 21,428 hospital beds — even 357,483,318 pairs of medical security gloves or 12.5 million bottle of hand sanitizer
“At this point in our country’s history, all of these things are infinitely better uses of taxpayer money than giving it to left-wing outlets like NPR and PBS, both of which attack you and your administration continuously,” Mr. Bozell mentioned, including that the group behind public broadcast already has an annual funds of $445 million.
“No amount of classical music, Ken Burns documentaries, or ‘Morning Editions’ is worth one saved human life,” Mr. Bozells mentioned.
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