• Republicans One Step Closer to Their Dream of an NPR-less World

    You know what? You can point out that James O'Keefe's hidden-camera gotcha video of an NPR executive was dishonestly edited all you like. You can ask for somebody to show you a shred of evidence of a left-wing bias in the station's news coverage until you're blue in the face, and it won't matter one bit.

    Because, if you define "liberal bias" as anything that does not correspond with the RNC's talking points, then NPR is guilty as charged…

    The House plans to vote Thursday on a bill that would remove funding for NPR, according to House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's (R-Va.) office…

    If the legislation were enacted, it would prohibit direct federal funding to NPR, ban public radio stations from using federal funds to pay their NPR dues and prevent those stations from using federal dollars to buy programming…

    A memo from Cantor's office says the new bill, H.R. 1076, would prohibit other federal funding from going to NPR. According to the memo, NPR received over $5 million last year from the CPB, Department of Education, Department of Commerce and the National Endowment for the Arts.

    $5 million?! Why, that's nearly as much as the federal government pays to NASCAR every year!

    Tags: Eric Cantor, House of Representatives, James O'Keefe, NPR, Republicans


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