By Bill Wilson
Any pretense that once existed that National Public Radio (NPR) is an
objective news outlet open to alternative viewpoints and serving the
public interest is gone.
That is why in the wake of NPR’s canning news analyst Juan Williams
simply for speaking his mind, Americans for Limited Government (ALG) has
launched a national petition calling for an end to taxpayer funding of
public broadcasting. Concerned citizens can visit http://defundpublicbroadcasting.org
to take part.
Really, this is a long time coming. For too long, the Corporation
for Public Broadcasting has operated as a front for a radical, left-wing
agenda under the guise of providing a public service. As such, ALG
has also renewed its
call for members of Congress to cosponsor legislation
by Representative Doug Lamborn (R-CO) that would defund it permanently.
Lamborn’s legislation got a big boost on October 21st when House
Republican Leader in
an interview with National Review Online also called for pulling
the plug on public broadcasting.
It’s pretty simple. In these dire economic times, with a national
debt of over $13.6 trillion, we cannot afford luxuries.
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