U.S. House Republicans are, for the most part, really acting like they got the message in last November’s election. The bill passed today 228-192 mostly along party lines, with no Democrats voting for it and 7 Republicans for it. The GOP’s continuing resolution rescinds funds for CPB which also runs PBS. It’s time this unnecessary taxpayer-funded Leftist propaganda machine was deprived of the taxpayer funding.
The best of the best articles from Dakota Voice last week including: The Myth of the Moderate Muslim; Pedophilia as a Sexual Orientation; Detailed Death Threats Against Wisconsin Lawmakers; Tea Party Cleans Up After Wisconsin Socialists; Supreme Court Shirks, States Proceed, on Presidential Eligibility Issue; DOJ: More Than 80% of Terrorist Convictions Tied to Radical Islam; and more!
Conservative filmmaker James O’Keefe and his Project Veritas group have released another bombshell video on NPR. Executives with National Public Radio (a taxpayer-funded entity) were recently caught on film slamming conservatives and singing the praises of liberals to some undercover people pretending to be interested in making large donations to NPR. Now they are on video offering to help a group which ostensibly has terrorist ties to hide millions of dollars in donations from a government audit.
Worried that ending taxpayer funding for National Public Radio (NPR) and Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) will result in Sesame Streets’ demise? NPR’s senior vice president for development is not. “Well frankly, it is very clear that we would be better off in the long run without federal funding,” said Ron Schiller. It’s time for public broadcasting to spread it’s wings and fly without taxpayer support.
Recently, independent filmmaker James O’Keefe and some friends did some undercover journalism on NPR. They met at Café Milano in Georgetown with NPR senior exec Ron Schiller and Betsy Liley, NPR’s director of institutional giving. The undercover filmmakers portrayed themselves as Ibrahim Kasaam and Amir Malik from the fictitious Muslim Education Action Center (MEAC) Trust and said they were thinking of giving a large donation to NPR. They caught these objective, taxpayer-funded NPR folks making some rather partisan statements disparaging of conservatives, Republicans and Tea Party patriots.
This year alone, American taxpayers spent $420 million to fund the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB). Due to the downswing of the economy, CPB has requested $604 million for Fiscal Year 2013. With hundreds of television channels available on cable and satellite, as well as hundreds of radio stations on AM/FM/satellite radio, the time has come to sweep out taxpayer funding for public broadcasting with the broom of fiscal responsibility and constitutional government.
The best of the best at Dakota Voice last week, including: Savage’s Trickle Up Poverty is Essential Reading; Glenn Beck Rocked Rapid City; The Entire Taj Mahal Hotel?; Taxpayers on the Hook for Herseth Sandlin Baby Bills?; On the Mystery of Religious Establishment; Israel Joins the Tea Party Movement; and more!
Amidst all the Left’s mudslinging, rationalizing, and scapegoating, there hasn’t been much room for any substantive discourse across party and ideological lines; the Democrats simply refuse to engage on this level. The more America’s cohort of self-identified “Tea Party Patriots” continues to grow, the deeper the Left buries its collective head in the sand. One is reminded of Scarlett O’Hara’s famous method of dealing with the unpleasantness of reality: “I’ll think about it tomorrow!” With one week to go before the election, however, the time for Democrats to change course has all but run out.
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, Americans for Limited Government has also renewed its call for members of Congress to cosponsor legislation by Representative Doug Lamborn (R-CO) that would defund it permanently.