Radical journalist Amy Goodman to fundraise for taxpayer-supported KUNM, KSFR, and KNME

It never ceases to amaze me what the political left gets away with in New Mexico. Amy Goodman, the host of the nationally-syndicated Democracy Now! is one of the most radical left-wing journalists in America. There is no real analog on the right, but it would probably be a cross between Alex Jones and Rush Limbaugh.

And on April 26, Goodman will be in Santa Fe doing a fundraiser for those stations.

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Now, we would never criticize a left-wing non-profit group like New Mexico Voices for Children for raising money by hosting a liberal commentator or journalist, even Ms. Goodman, but these are “public” radio and television stations (receiving taxpayer support). They are ostensibly “objective news” sources.

It’s time to end the charade. Privatize these “public” television and radio stations and let them serve their liberal, high-income “customers” without taxpayer support. Does anyone seriously believe that Downton Abbey or Sesame Street wouldn’t make it without government subsidy? Will we see future fundraisers with prominent conservative/free market speakers?

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7 Replies to “Radical journalist Amy Goodman to fundraise for taxpayer-supported KUNM, KSFR, and KNME”

  1. The federally-funded Corporation for Public Broadcasting is an artifact that now is obsolete. It was created in 1967, when it made sense to provide an alternative to the three broadcast networks. In today’s information environment, there’s no market need for a government-funded news operation, and no justification for government to be in the news business.

  2. Oh too bad, right-wing nut job. Just like I don’t have to listen to Fox so-called-news, you don’t have to watch PBS. And do not say there is a difference in funding. The corporations that support Fox charge all of us extra so they can spend billions in advertising of the effing Fox network and pay executives bloated salaries and keep the real MAKERS poor. Get a life!

    1. You are not required to pay for products you think are too expensive. And there are always less-expensive alternatives available, if you really want or need the product.

      On the other hand, everybody is required by law to pay the taxes that support public radio and TV, no exceptions. You are conveniently ignoring that big difference between publicly supported and and privately supported radio and TV.

    2. Yes, Ms. Anderson, Ms. Kroeger is correct. I am fine with Ms. Goodman getting her message out. I’m fine with her fundraising for liberal organizations, but public television and radio are supposed to be objective news sources and are supported by our tax dollars. At least they should balance out a left-wing fundraising event with a conservative one. Preferably, they’d just break off from the federal government and be independent.

    3. Yes, Ms. Anderson, Ms. Kroeger is correct. I am fine with Ms. Goodman getting her message out. I’m fine with her fundraising for liberal organizations, but public television and radio are supposed to be objective news sources and are supported by our tax dollars. At least they should balance out a left-wing fundraising event with a conservative one. Preferably, they’d just break off from the federal government and be independent.

  3. Of all these radio stations the only one I listen too is KNME and the only program I like is Heart of Space. I also like the Thistle and Shamrock show but it come on during the Stig show on KKOB where I get a lot of the local news from.

    I use to listen to PBS but then I found better, less biased info off the internet and some talk shows on KKOB.

    I can’t under stand why they have 3 PBS radio stations here in this local and I don’t have much use for any of them, why not just one? And I agree that if they received only private funds then their programming could change some. Either drop the government support or drop the news casting.

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