Coronavirus Bill Includes $75M for PBS, NPR

The final passed Coronavirus rescue bill includes $75 million for PBS which funds NPR as well as the show “sesame street.”

PBS is also the employer of Yamiche Alcindor, who recently had an explosive exchange with President Trump.

Tim Graham recently wrote in an Op-Ed for MRC:

The enormous coronavirus “stimulus package” was festooned with goodies for key Democratic constituency groups, including $75 million in “emergency” funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, which offers grants to PBS and NPR stations. That’s on top of the half-billion the Congress already authorized for the year. 

They call it “public” broadcasting, but it’s niche broadcasting by liberals, for liberals. Even during this self-isolation, PBS aired a documentary slashing the NRA, and NPR celebrated the 12th anniversary of Barack Obama’s speech about toxic Reverend Wright. 

The PBS heroine of the moment is White House correspondent Yamiche Alcindor, who inspired the Left to make the viral hashtag “#WeLoveYamiche.”

Yamiche has been squabbling with President Trump, scolding someone at the White House for using the term “Kung Flu” – so racist! – and lecturing about the president questioning large supply requests from Democratic governors. In the current environment, you can never downplay the doom, especially when it’s in opposition to that golden-tongued Andrew Cuomo.

Washington Post media blogger Erik Wemple spoke for many liberal journalists when he gushed “As Alcindor stands and rams through her questions, she is becoming the symbol of American journalism: strong, unflappable and polite.”

But Yamiche is not always “unflappable.” Last fall, at a press conference at the G-7 summit in France, she grew emotional with Trump. “Why do you keep using the misleading statement that Russia outsmarted President Obama!….Why keep repeating what some people would see as a clear lie?” Trump clearly disagreed. Russia invaded and took Crimea, and Obama rolled over.

Then Yamiche went on the PBS NewsHour and complained about Trump. “He also repeated his incorrect claim that Russia was kicked out of the group because Russia outsmarted former president Barack Obama.” In the land of PBS, no one should ever be allowed to say Obama was outsmarted. It’s like saying LeBron was outplayed, or Beyonce was out-sung.