State Department should re-instate NPR reporter on Pompeo trip: Senate Democrat

State Department should re-instate NPR reporter on Pompeo trip: Senate Democrat

Demands were made on Tuesday by the ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to have an NPR reporter re-instated on Mike Pompeo’s trip to Europe and Central Asia. The journalist was reportedly removed from the group of journalists travelling with the Secretary of State after a tense interview with another NPR reporter.

Kathy
Kathy
Robert Palmer
Robert Palmer 3 months

Why is the government funding NPR? They should raise funds independently like everyone else.

Darrell Vermilion
Darrell Vermilion 3 months

NPR do raise funds every year doing pledge drives. But like PBS, they're partially funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a non-profit that helps fund a whole lot (wiki says over 1400) of public radio/TV stations across the US, some of which are NPR stations. About 2% of NPR's funding comes from CPB. I recognize their bias in some reporting, but I'm not at all convinced the world would be a better place without NPR, so I can't get too upset about their stations receiving a small portion of their overall funding in this way. A lot of their programming is actually quite high-quality.

porcus
porcus 3 months

Awww. That's just too bad...

Mutatis
Mutatis 3 months

Just send a different reporter. This is such an inane issue for NPR to be complaining about.

Crimson Jester
Crimson Jester 3 months

no they shouldn't.

Carol
Carol 3 months

Why are Trump and his admin cronies so thin-skinned? So very glad they were not the ones in charge when I was in school! No one would have been able to have had an "independent" thought; those vulnerable, tender hearted youngsters would never have been free of the dim-witted bullies!

bobby_5150
bobby_5150 3 months

Carol, wipe the spittle off your chin. It's very unbecoming.

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