National Public Radio was created to get the news heard. It helped get radio stations in small towns. It provided programming with public dollars so that you could hear what was going on in the world.
And today, it’s no more than a liberal mouthpiece that continues to use public money to pay its executives large salaries.
And Juan Williams, formerly of NPR, has joined the chorus of those that want to take away that funding:
“They [Republicans] know NPR plays a vital role in providing quality news programming – from rural radio stations to in-depth coverage of foreign affairs. If the Republicans had their way, we’d only be left with the likes of Glenn Beck, Limbaugh and Sarah Palin to dominate the airwaves.”
With that statement Congressman Israel made the case better than any Republican critic that NPR is radio by and for liberal Democrats. He is openly asking liberal Democrats to give money to liberal Democrats in Congress so they can funnel federal dollars into news radio programs designed to counter and defeat conservative Republican voices. [Juan Williams Gives Up Supporting NPR’s Federal Funding – Say Anything]
When even those that support you turn on you, you know that it’s obvious what you’ve been doing. The funny thing is, these people say that they’re profitable, and they don’t exist just on Federal funding. So why don’t they prove it?