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seafan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-19-12 03:45 PM
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While on NPR, Sen. Marco Rubio Questions Usefulness of NPR
While on NPR, Sen. Rubio Questions Usefulness of NPR

By Matt Negrin | ABC OTUS News
July 19, 2012

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., expressed worry this morning about broadcasting outlets that use taxpayer money to stay on the air.

But Rubio made his comments on NPR, a broadcasting outlet that uses taxpayer money to stay on the air.


NPR has been a source of criticism from congressional Republicans who view it as a liberal refuge that espouses its views courtesy of public funding. Although only 2 percent of NPR's funding comes from government grants, the loss of federal funding would undermine the ability of NPR stations to pay for NPR programming, NPR says.


A caller pointed out the irony of Rubio's position, saying, "He's spending an entire hour on the show today."

Rubio countered that a half-century ago, a station like NPR might have been necessary, but "today there is no shortage of options" for news and opinion.
"I have 300 stations on my satellite radio," Rubio boasted.

So Rehm asked him if he's contradicting himself by coming on her show if he doesn't believe her show should be funded by the public.
"Anytime we have an opportunity to go anywhere, we try to take that opportunity to communicate with people who are listening," Rubio said.

And Marco "The Opportunist" Rubio, once again, elbows his way to front and center.

NPR: Rubio Accuses Media Of Excess In Reporting Flaws In His Cuba Story, October 27, 2011

Some additional details from that story that I noticed:

----- Also described in this story are the previous claims by Rubio on his Senate website that his mother had returned to Cuba in 1961 'to be with his older siblings', and was held back from returning to the U. S. by the Cuban government for 9 months.

However, NPR reported this week that Rubio's mother had gone to Cuba in 1961 to care for her father, who had suffered an accident. On Rubio's website, he has since stated that his mother returned after only one month, with neither a mention of her taking care of her father on that visit nor of a '9-month' delay of her return to the U. S.

Rubio's story has morphed so many times, it is difficult to decipher the actual truth of it. But the fact remains that he made this story a centerpiece of his political biography as he campaigned for the U. S. Senate last year, and by doing so, he misled the voters of Florida and the nation, in his relentless drive for increasingly higher office. ------

My, my. No wonder Li'l Marco wants to defund NPR. The facts have that pesky 'liberal bias'.

And facts like these tend to put a damper on his political ambition.

We the people question the usefulness of Marco Rubio.

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Divine Discontent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-19-12 10:46 PM
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1. much like mittens rmoney, this one will say anything to get to the top.
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