House to vote on bill that would stop NPR funding
March 17th, 2011
08:06 AM ET
12 years ago

House to vote on bill that would stop NPR funding

(CNN) - The House of Representatives has scheduled a vote Thursday on a bill that would bar federal funding for National Public Radio.

The move to pull funds from the public broadcasting outlet comes after a conservative activist secretly taped an NPR executive criticizing Tea Party supporters and saying NPR would be better off without federal money.


Filed under: House of Representatives • NPR
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  1. Sissy

    Apparently the Republican party has so little faith in the validity of their message, they feel they must silence all other voices including the non-partisan NPR. Their efforts this spring to silence the unions, silence radio and tv, and silence any who disagree with conservative mandates accentuates the poverty of their ideas. The conservatives have previously stated their desire to have a one Party nation – that's not Democracy, that's tyranny.

    March 17, 2011 08:25 am at 8:25 am |
  2. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    The house has to made up of the dumbest group of individuals ever assembled in one spot. Republicans ran on jobs, jobs, jobs, and after 11 weeks, have not brought one job creating bill to the floor. Fire Boner 2012!

    March 17, 2011 08:30 am at 8:30 am |
  3. ConservaFascists/F.U.B.A.R.

    Aren't there more pressing issues at hand such as JOBS!!! Where are the JOBS? And don't quote last month's unemployment numbers because that had nothing to do with any measures the GOP has passed.

    March 17, 2011 08:37 am at 8:37 am |
  4. Russ

    Hey, may want to mention the video in question was a eleven minute clip of a two hour video, cut to make NPR look bad.

    March 17, 2011 08:55 am at 8:55 am |
  5. Mac

    Even after it was shown that the tape was edited to make the NPR reps look bad? Kind of makes me wonder why they...and by "they", I mean the fawning toadies who specialize in political hatchet-jobs...even bother to set up those "stings", since they can just say they did and many people will (for some brain-deprived reason) believe it no matter what subsequent facts show.

    March 17, 2011 09:12 am at 9:12 am |
  6. Okey Moronu

    Welcome to the USA where partisan politics trumps common sense.

    March 17, 2011 09:23 am at 9:23 am |
  7. vic nashville tn

    8 years G.W.Bush gave big victory to democrats in 2008 till now many republicans couldn’t accept that lost and they didn’t learn any thing from their mistakes

    Stop funding NPR, cut funds to Tsunami warning centers, WIC, government employee’s benefits, education etc voters may buy it if GOP stops giving tax breaks to rich

    March 17, 2011 09:27 am at 9:27 am |
  8. New Age Independant

    Without federal money at least NPR can stop pretending that they are not the most liberal news agency on the planet. It's time Democrats start funding their own liberal media instead of stealing our tax dollars.

    March 17, 2011 09:32 am at 9:32 am |
  9. Marry

    As I said before, Public Broadcasting is one of the very few sources in the US for truly independent information. Of cause, this does not sit well with everybody who tries to manipulate the public and who is shown for what they are or stand for! I was already wondering when “THEY” would try to pull the plug. So sad!

    March 17, 2011 09:35 am at 9:35 am |
  10. Greg in Arkansas

    Lets all just watch FOX, after all, they are Fair and Biased.
    What more can we possibly need than their opinion spin at the end of each story?
    I am tired of thinking for myself.....
    NPR is just too boring with all those FACTS.

    March 17, 2011 09:36 am at 9:36 am |
  11. Doug

    Dems have plenty of other outlets to spew their hate and instruct their mindless Soros-bots to inflict violence against Republicans like they did last night in DC.

    March 17, 2011 09:54 am at 9:54 am |
  12. Wilson

    Defund that pig. We have more that enough media outlets in the country now that we sure don't need to taxpayers to pay for them. If they have so much support they can survive like the rest of us that own businesses without government handouts.

    March 17, 2011 10:26 am at 10:26 am |
  13. LA, LA, LA

    The American people are going to get so over the republicans sooner than I thought.

    March 17, 2011 10:37 am at 10:37 am |
  14. Jeff in Virginia

    The information in the above article is not correct.

    The unedited video shows that none of the accusations made against the NPR executive are true. He actually defended the Tea Party.

    March 17, 2011 10:53 am at 10:53 am |
  15. Fair is Fair

    Good. If their programming is as good as they think it is, they'll have no trouble competing in the free market like the rest of the media has to.

    March 17, 2011 11:03 am at 11:03 am |