Marco in the Lion's Den
3:10 PM, Jul 19, 2012 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
“I do have concerns about spending money on public broadcasting.”
So said Marco Rubio, one of Mitt Romney's possible running mates. Opposition to public broadcasting is sound conservative doctrine, not least because such broadcasting is invariably left-leaning as demonstrated by the controversies the led to the departure of Vivian Schiller as head of NPR.
Opposition to spending public money to provide one more media outlet when there are already hundreds is also prudent policy. As Senator Rubio boasted, “I have 300 stations on my satellite radio.”
Nothing in the senator's remarks, then, to cause surprise except, perhaps, the venue he chose for delivery. Rubio said these things to “Diane Rehm during an hourlong Q&A on NPR.”
Good for him.