Lamborn: NPR flap will help end tax funding

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Colorado Republican congressman Doug Lamborn says National Public Radio’s decision to fire news analyst Juan Williams will boost support for his bill to eliminate federal funding for public broadcasting.

Lamborn introduced a bill last June that would pull the plug. He said Friday the federal government can’t afford the $420 million a year it gives the Corporation for Public Broadcasting because it’s running huge deficits.

NPR fired Williams over comments he made about Muslim airline passengers.

Lamborn says the firing will help the bill because it shows a “leftist bias” at NPR.

He says the broadcast business is thriving on the radio the Internet and television and doesn’t need government support.

4 Responses to Lamborn: NPR flap will help end tax funding

  1. I can’t believe the short sightedness of this approach.

    October 22, 2010 at 3:42 pm

  2. Name one stance taken by Doug Lamborn in his short Congressional history to which the term “short sighted” could not be applied…

    Michael Jones
    October 23, 2010 at 1:27 pm

  3. Congressman Lamborn: No, it won’t.

    Lamborn introduced the bill in June and it’s not gone anywhere. NPR gets its support from liberal members of Congress (more precisely, those liberal donors who fund Congressional campaigns). There is nothing that conservatives are willing to give up in order to get NPRs backers to pull the plug, so this bill is little more than posturing. What do you say, Mr Lamborn? Willing to give up some local pork to cut 1% of NPR’s budget? I didn’t think so. Thanks for stopping by.

    October 23, 2010 at 3:30 pm

  4. We have to start some where… When a Country gets to a place where they can’t trust their media, the end is in sight… and let me tell you folks we are there!!! Wake up and smell the pathological lying… I have no idea how you turn this monster on its head, but it needs to be done… I listen to NPR every morning and am very disappointed in their decision to fire Williams. Williams is way to left for me, but he gave an honest answer to a real concern, and that I respect him for. I wonder how much of the comments he makes is “scripted” and not his true feelings at all…

    Lacy Cronkhite
    October 25, 2010 at 10:05 am