Former Senator Jim DeMint, in an interview with the Wall Street Journal, revealed that top executives at Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) and National Public Radio (NPR) enjoy lavish salaries, one of the reasons why they are fighting hard to prevent budget cuts under the Trump administration.
With the presidents of government-funded broadcasting companies actually making more than the man at the Oval Office, there is a compelling reason why the federal government should stop the subsidies for them. It’s because they don’t need it.
100% Fed Up reports:
You won’t believe the obscene salaries of PBS and NPR higher ups. PBS pays their president a $632,233 yearly salary. This is shocking but here’s another one: Sesame Workshop President and CEO Gary Knell received $956,513!
If PBS pays Paula Kerger $632,233 every year and Gary Knell made $956,513 in 2008, you’d think they can operate without financial help from American taxpayers.
Yet these organizations are aggressively lobbying to prevent Congress from eliminating hundreds of millions of dollars in subsidies.
The Association of Public Television Stations has hired lobbyists and several media outlets have also launched an advocacy campaign to urge members of Congress to prevent the budget cuts from happening, WSJ reports.