First off, I never contributed millions (or even thousands) to public radio. A couple hundred bucks here and there. And I know a couple people employed by the Minnesota Public Radio. Heck, I even helped them usability test their site a while back. Kinda fun sitting on the other side of the desk.
That said, I haven’t contributed recently nor do I foresee doing so. I don’t agree with their Next Standard in Public Radio campaign. I especially don’t agree with their copyright infringement suit against Current.TV – the audience-generated, Al Gore-backed Current TV Network. His project to “democratize television.”
I wish MPR felt the same way about radio. Oh well, back the podcasts.
Thanks to Tod Maffin for the tip.
My personal favorite comment on the topic over at MNSpeak:
Other food for thought from the discussion – ‘the Current’ is the new ‘JackFM’