Saturday, May 21, 2016

Iran Nuclear Deal Surrogate Gave NPR Thousands Of Dollars To Provide Coverage

The Trade Centers in NYC on 9/11 weren't multicultural enough for them.

Cortney O'Brien
Posted: May 21, 2016 11:30 AM

Earlier this month we found out how the Obama White House knowingly misled the American public to gain support for the nuclear Iran deal. Indeed, the Iranians were not as moderate as Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes suggested.

That's not all. Now, reports have surfaced indicating that some Iran Deal surrogates were funding the media to provide coverage for the nuclear agreement. The Ploughshares Fund, for instance, shelled out $100,000 to NPR.

The Ploughshares grant to NPR supported "national security reporting that emphasizes the themes of U.S. nuclear weapons policy and budgets, Iran's nuclear program, international nuclear security topics and U.S. policy toward nuclear security," according to Ploughshares' 2015 annual report, recently published online.

Ploughshares spokeswoman Jennifer Abrahamson argued it is not unusual for foundations to fund media for "underreported stories."

Underreported? Really?

The more we hear about the shady behind-the-scenes dealings of the White House's nuclear agreement with Iran, the more outraged we should become. Even before these media funding reports came out, Americans were wary of the deal. In August, a Quinnipiac poll found that the public opposed it by almost 30 points. The White House even had a hard time finding support for the agreement in the liberal hotbed of New York City.

Middle East experts issued several warnings against the ill-fated nuclear negotiations. A political analyst I met in Israel in March said the deal exposed an incompetencewithin the administration and has injured America's image as a superpower.

Well, now we know we also have the media to thank for helping push through a disastrous and dangerous deal.

Thank You Ms Obrien and Townhall.

NPR funding

In 2010, NPR revenues totaled $180 million, with the bulk of revenues coming from programming fees, grants from foundations or business entities, contributions and sponsorships.[20] According to the 2009 financial statement, about 50% of NPR revenues come from the fees it charges member stations for programming and distribution charges.[20] Typically, NPR member stations receive funds through on-air pledge drives, corporate underwriting, state and local governments, educational institutions, and the federally funded Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB). In 2009, member stations derived 6% of their revenue from federal, state and local government funding, 10% of their revenue from CPB grants, and 14% of their revenue from universities.[20][34] While NPR does not receive any direct federal funding, it does receive a small number of competitive grants from CPB and federal agencies like the Department of Education and the Department of Commerce. This funding amounts to approximately 2% of NPR's overall revenues.[20]

During the 1970s and early 1980s, the majority of NPR funding came from the federal government. Steps were taken during the 1980s to completely wean NPR from government support, but the 1983 funding crisis forced the network to make immediate changes. According to CPB, in 2009 11.3% of the aggregate revenues of all public radio broadcasting stations were funded from federal sources, principally through CPB;[35] in 2012 10.9% of the revenues for Public Radio came from federal sources.[36]

Govt. is funding, in bed with and covering for, drug cartels, gun runners and nuclear terrorists. Is it any wonder the same Govt. wants to clamp down on internet coverage/opinions/despite of their shennanigans?

Is it any wonder Govt. wants to profitably lobotomize you and your kids because you have an incurable mental disorder according to yet another klatch of Fraudsters they spend your money to fund? 

FCC (7)

Hamburg (5)
Fast And Furious (16)

NPR. Another Government pet we could all Well do without.

If you went through, line by line, all of these Govt. spending orgies and cataloged what's actually being done with all that money, a 3 year old could solve a good 90% of the problems besetting America just with his red crayon.

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