Monday, May 16, 2005
Debate over the public financing of media
Glen Dean at Nashville Truth has a great intro into the long-running debate over whether the government should be financing media (PBS, NPR, etc.). I don't watch PBS or listen to NPR, much because I didn't see why the government should be involved in such forums in a free marketplace (both financially free and intellectually free), which ours strives to be. Right-wing, left-wing, neutral - it doesn't matter. I just don't see why government is involved. Much like welfare and other social programs, government media may have served a purpose at some time, but I don't see what that purpose is during this era.