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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.
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.
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.