More Criticism Over That $100K Government Contract

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We’ve been watching this one closely, also scratching our heads about why Shelby County commissioners in Tennessee agreed to pay a company over $100,000 of taxpayer money to create podcasts.

And now The Tennessee Star is reporting that the Nashville-based Beacon Center of Tennessee, a free-market think tank, is also outraged.

Beacon spokesman Mark Cunningham told the paper spending that kind of money on podcasts was insane. “It’s hard to justify how the county commissioners in Shelby County could possibly think this is a good use of tax dollars. A couple of people on the council will have weekly shows and break down what happened at the meetings. It will be an hour-long show telling you what they think, which, honestly, sounds a lot like state-sponsored TV.”

Commissioner Mick Wright was the only commissioner to vote against the deal.