Rep. Doug Lamborn (CO) published a blog post in the The Hill today regarding NPR's firing of Juan Williams. Read an excerpt here:
National Public Radio’s (NPR) recent firing of longtime news analyst Juan Williams was a wake-up call for many Americans to the political correctness and liberal bias at NPR. However, it is not so much that bias that offends me, but the fact that my tax dollars are funding it.
Long before this Juan Williams fiasco blew up with NPR, I had sponsored a bill in Congress to pull the plug on federal funding for NPR. I have long believed that the operation is fully capable of standing on its own. It is time for Congress to prioritize its spending to our nation’s most pressing needs. With the national debt over $13 trillion dollars, the government cannot continue to fund non-essential services.
On its own website, NPR describes itself as “an independent, self-supporting media organization… that receive[s] no direct federal funding for operations.” That carefully worded statement is disingenuous and hides the truth about the extent to which taxpayers are supporting NPR and its liberal agenda.