I'd wager most of us would agree that NPR is something of a failed news media enterprise given its inherent bias and recently revealed utterly condescending and repugnant view of the average American citizen it is intended to serve - not disrespect.
Jim Geraghty of NRO offers some interesting information as regards NPR compensation and severance packages
. In defense of NPR workers, how could one not be condescending given some of its compensation levels and severance packages for producing so much media so many Americans ignore for being the Leftist shill it so often obviously is.
Hopefully now that it's been exposed, the Republicans in Congress will demonstrate some backbone and get taxpayers off the hook from having to subsidize such extravagance in the face of so much failure and disappointment.
The departure of heads of NPR can prove costly for the organization, which is funded in part by the U.S. taxpayer. According to NPR’s 990 financial disclosure form with the IRS, in 2008, former NPR CEO Kenneth Stern received $872,189 in severance payments. Stern was reportedly forced out by the NPR’s corporate board after less than 18 months in the top job.
To her credit, Schiller understood that the organization was facing tough times and felt a need to lead by example; the fiscal 2009 form indicates she took no compensation from NPR.
However, I suppose she’ll be entitled to a severance package . . .
Also note those 990 forms are fascinating troves of information.
NPR president Kevin Klose’s compensation that year was an eye-opening $1,176,202. Interim CEO Dennis Haarsager’s compensation amounted to $315,878 that year.