Report: Corporation For Public Broadcasting Received Federal Funds Despite Shutdown
October 9, 2013 at 4:38 AM (PT)
The government may have shut down, but FOX NEWS and CNS NEWS are reporting that according to the Daily Treasury Statement for OCTOBER 1st, the federal government still managed to send $445 million to the CORPORATION FOR PUBLIC BROADCASTING on the first day of the shutdown, The CPB, not technically a government agency but funded by the government to help keep public broadcasting in operation, was one of the entities to receive funds on OCTOBER 1st despite the shutdown, including the Department of Health and Human Services, Social Security, and unemployment benefits. The funding for CPB and, by extension, public broadcasting while other services are not being funded is a political issue for conservatives who consider public broadcasting, in the words of BREITBART.COM columnist C. EDMUND WRIGHT quoted by FOX NEWS, "a staple of liberal propaganda."
"The UNITED STATES Treasury sent public broadcasters their two-year advance appropriation -- a sum, approved by Congress in 2012 for FY 2014, representing only 0.01% of the federal budget," said CPB spokesperson KELLY BROADWAY. "Seventy percent of these indispensible dollars are promptly sent to locally-owned and operated stations in cities and rural communities all across the country, as they have been for most of the past 40 years. There, they provide jobs for more than twenty thousand people who are working to support 'AMERICA’s Largest Classroom' as well as life-long learning for all Americans with our unique cultural, public affairs and news programs."