Vail Daily letter: Publicly funded broadcasting |

Vail Daily letter: Publicly funded broadcasting

Gus Nicholson (Letters to the Editor, Feb. 5) criticized plans to drop federal funding of the Corporation For Public Broadcasting — PBS and NPR. I ask: Why should taxpayers pay for media outlets like those?

When that started out, there weren’t many TV channels available to most people, and the reasoning was that this would bring culture to the masses and education to the kids. Now, most people have access to more radio and television stations than they can use. It’s not all banal junk — think C-SPAN, History Channel, National Geographic and so on.

It’s clear that there is a left tilt in the topics, opinions and values presented on publicly funded media. Why should taxpayers who are not liberals have to pay for it?

Terry Quinn