Elon Musk Reaches Limit, Calls for Defunding NPR: ‘What Hypocrites’

Elon Musk is calling for the defunding of NPR after the taxpayer-funded broadcaster had a meltdown and quit Twitter.

NPR has left Twitter in protest because Musk is calling the outlet “State-affiliated media and Government-funded Media.”

In response, NPR said it will no longer post fresh content to its 52 official Twitter feeds.

NPR cited Twitter’s decision to first label the network “state-affiliated media,” the same term it uses for propaganda outlets in Russia, China, and other autocratic countries for making this extraordinary decision.

“At this point, I have lost my faith in the decision-making at Twitter,” NPR CEO John Lansing said.

“I would need some time to understand whether Twitter can be trusted again.

“The downside, whatever the downside, doesn’t change that fact.

“I would never have our content go anywhere that would risk our credibility.”

In an email to staff explaining the decision, Lansing wrote:

“It would be a disservice to the serious work you all do here to continue to share it on a platform that is associating the federal charter for public media with an abandoning of editorial independence or standards.”

Musk fired back saying:

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“NPR literally said ‘Federal funding is essential to public radio’ on their own website (now taken down).

“What hypocrites!” he added.

“Defund NPR.”

READ MORE: Elon Musk Humiliates ‘Lying’ BBC Reporter for Pushing False ‘Hate Speech’ Claims

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By David Hawkins

David Hawkins is a writer who specializes in political commentary and world affairs. He's been writing professionally since 2014.

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