Cantor, DeMint Call For NPR Defunding

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Reuters

Minority Whip and SC Sen want public broadcast money cut.

Cantor:

“Whether it’s people walking off The View when Bill O’Reilly makes a statement about radical Islam or Juan Williams being fired for expressing his opinion, over-reaching political correctness is chipping away at the fundamental American freedoms of speech and expression. NPR’s decision to fire Juan Williams not only undermines that, it shows an ignorance of the fact that radical Islam and the terrorists who murder in its name scare people of all faiths, religions, and beliefs. In light of their rash decision, we will include termination of federal funding for NPR as an option in the YouCut program so that Americans can let it be known whether they want their dollars going to that organization.”

The Juan Williams saga is tailor-made for talk radio, conservative websites and Fox News to fire up the right's base. Conspiracy theories are almost never true, but if Democrats keep control of either chamber of Congress, they should consider an investigation into NPR's apparent attempt to insure that the enthusiasm gap doesn't dissipate before November 2.
Related Topics: Midterm Elections, News, Republican Party

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