Momemtum building to defund NPR and CPB
Brent Bozell, President Media Research Center
Our fight to end taxpayer dollars financing left-wing radio took a major step forward today.
Senator Jim Demint of South Carolina and Congressman Doug Lamborn of Colorado — both solid conservatives — have begun circulating a letter amongst their colleagues demanding a total and permanent end to taxpayer dollars flowing to National Public Radio and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
The American people should not be forced to pay for the CPB’s political indoctrination efforts. PBS and NPR have both consistently pushed a wildly liberal agenda through their ‘news’ programming. The MRC has long tracked their offenses, and the evidence cannot honestly be challenged.
The most recent example is PBS newscaster Gwen Ifill emceeing an event honoring HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius for implementing ObamaCare. Ifill clearly violated the spirit of the Public Broadcasting Act by emceeing the event. Even the PBS Ombudsman said Ifill should have skipped the event. But, she did it anyway and CPB didn’t even flinch.
We taxpayers have had enough. We pay the salaries at NPR (in some cases over $500,000 per year!) and a majority of us firmly oppose ObamaCare. How dare they use our taxes to promote policies we find repugnant?
To support this vital effort to reign in government spending and stop the use of our tax dollars to promote a far left ideology, we must support the efforts of Senator Demint and Congressman Lamborn. Click here to contact your Representative and Senator and demand that they add their name to the letter to defund NPR.
We need a strong show of support from EVERY member of the MRC Action team to once and for all, end the practice of using patriotic Americans' hard earned money to pay the salaries of ideologues like Ms. Ifill. After you’ve contacted Congress, please share this effort far and wide using email and your social networks.
Thank you for standing with us,