In my desire to pay more than my fair share for BBC service, I came up with this story.
It seems that while the US House of Representatives is defunding US Public Radio, the United States is currently giving a grant of $4.5 million to the BBC World Service Trust!
In fact, The Guardian reported that the U.S. government was considering an increase in BBC funding, the State Department denied that claim in a letter to the editor.
Well, actually, I can come up with an explanation for this. The BBC has a much better reputation for accuracy and objectivity than does Voice of America. On the other hand, depriving US citizens of an objective source of media (sort of since US citizens can access the World Service, sort of) is non-nonsensical. Of course, control of information is one of the more infamous propaganda techniques.