I don't even think that NPR ought to be allowed on any non-commercial stations, because NPR has commercial sponsors. It also has a very annoying left-wing bias. I also don't think that the government should be in the news business. I'd like to cut off tax support for NPR.
That's a classic NY Times piece. Government, please save us from those Southern fundamentalists!!! You'll see that same theme on a regular basis in the NY Times, in a variety of forms.
What would the NY Times say if the feds started distributing free newspapers in NYC?