As CEO of Twitter, Elon Musk is exposing the media’s true colors.
They have not been able to stop him from spreading the truth.
And one leftist media outlet is in trouble after Musk went after them with brutal honesty.
State-funded media is something that exists in many nations around the world that are dictatorships, communist regimes, or otherwise unfree.
They use these media outlets to spread the regime’s propaganda and keep themselves in power by feeding misinformation to the people.
Luckily the U.S. is still a republic and a democracy and hasn’t turned into one of those totalitarian regimes yet. But the U.S. does, in fact, have state-funded media.
NPR gets 1-2% of their funding from the U.S. government. They are dependent on the Feds for that money and thus exist to communicate the messages that the government wants the people to hear.
One might assume that they would play it safe politically, so as to not anger one side or the other and jeopardize their funding. But the opposite is true. NPR is one of the most consistently and stridently leftist news outlets in America.
They may have thought they were untouchable. But now Elon Musk has come along and started throwing haymakers at NPR.
Now that Musk is the CEO of Twitter, he is trying to undo the damage that the previous Twitter regime did to our country.
Instead of teaming up with the mainstream media to spread propaganda, Musk is lifting the curtain to show what has really been going on behind the scenes.
According to Fox News, “Twitter has made it official, National Public Radio (NPR) is now classified as a ‘US state-affiliated media’ outlet on the platform.”
“It’s a label that has traditionally applied to state-run media outlets in foreign autocracies, like Russia’s RT and China’s Xinhua.”
While the U.S. government has plenty of issues, especially under the current incompetent Biden administration, it is not a totalitarian regime like China or Russia.
Americans can criticize Joe Biden and reasonably expect not to go to jail, which they almost certainly would in those countries for criticizing the government.
However, the fact remains that Musk is correct. NPR is funded by the government and exists to act as a mouthpiece for the government.
Musk got lots of criticism for this decision, but he fired back. He responded to the critics on Twitter, saying simply, “Seems accurate,” in reference to the new NPR label.
The Fox News article continues, “The label – which made waves on Twitter this week – will now be seen by NPR’s over 8.8 million followers on the platform.”
“The outlet has previously faced criticism for liberal bias despite receiving funding from the U.S. government.”
The U.S. is a free country that is supposed to have an independent media. Having a state-funded media outlet totally contradicts that ideal.
Hopefully Musk’s decision to draw attention to this will spur legislators to take serious action to remove government funding from NPR. If they want to report the news, they should fund themselves.