Thursday, March 17, 2011

Obama's Rage Over NPR

Rep. Doug Lamborn’s H.R. 1076 that would strip National Public Radio from much of its government funding, passed the U.S. House of by a vote of 228-192 and led on the floor by Rep. Marsha Blackburn, who did a fantastic job of directing today’s debate.

So why is President Obama so angry? It’s because the U.S. House is taking one small step towards dismantling the liberal propaganda machine -- that’s why From the White House this afternoon :
The Administration strongly opposes House passage of H.R. 1076, which would unacceptably prohibit Federal funding of National Public Radio (NPR) and the use of Federal funds by public radio stations to acquire radio content. As part of the President’s commitment to cut spending, the President’s Budget proposed targeted reductions in funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), which provides a small amount of funding for NPR, and the Administration has expressed openness to other spending reductions that are reasonable. However, CPB serves an important public purpose in supporting public radio, television, and related online and mobile services. The vast majority of CPB’s funding for public radio goes to more than 700 stations across the country, many of them local stations serving communities that rely on them for access to news and public safety information. Undercutting funding for these radio stations, notably ones in rural areas where such outlets are already scarce, would result in communities losing valuable programming, and some stations could be forced to shut down altogether.
Let’s cut through the noise for a moment. Obama made itty-bitty cuts here and there, but we can’t cut NPR because… um, it might hurt rural people and stuff.

So it’s not because NPR has an agenda, it’s not because they fired Juan Williams for expressing a discomfort with Muslims felt by most Americans since 9/11, it’s not because their fundraising staff shamelessly prostitutes themselves to organizations posing as aligned with the Muslim Brotherhood. It’s not even the outrage that NPR falsely accused TVC of mailing anthrax back in 2002.

It’s not even the fact that NPR willingly states that they can operate on their own two feet independent of federal funding. No no no… even this minor cut in federal spending has Obama outraged. “Strongly opposed” is the raging and high pitched tone from today’s press statement from the Chief Executive, with no real explanation other than that rural (and ostensibly conservative) populations need to hear the soothing, left-leaning voice of NPR every day.

Is that worth your tax dollars?