Donations flow to NPR after Pompeo clash with reporter
National Public Radio (NPR) has seen an increase in donations since a feud between the network and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo began, an official for NPR confirmed Thursday.
The donations from listeners are spread across NPR’s more than 1,000 member stations, spokeswoman Isabel Lara said in an email.
“It is always wonderful to hear from listeners who value public radio,” Lara added. “NPR encourages individuals to donate to their local Member stations. Member stations provide essential financial support to NPR. By supporting your local station, you support NPR and you support local journalism.”
The Washington Post first reported the influx in donations.
Lara told the Post the exact number of donations is not yet known, as donations are spread across member stations.
The influx comes after NPR reporter Mary Louise Kelly, the host of “All Things Considered,” reported that Pompeo forcefully questioned her on whether Americans care about Ukraine, yelled at her and asked the veteran journalist if she could find the country on a map.
Pompeo later removed a different NPR reporter from his trip to Europe and Central Asia.
Asked about the encounter with Kelly earlier this week, Pompeo said, “I hope she finds peace.”
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