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Huckabee Calls on Congress to Cut Funding for NPR (MPR?) - Juan Williams Firing
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Posted on 10/21/2010 10:23:40 AM PDT by quesney

In the wake of NPR's firing of contributor Juan Williams over comments about Muslims, Mike Huckabee is calling on the next Congress to cut the radio network's funding when it convenes next year.

"NPR has discredited itself as a forum for free speech and a protection of the First Amendment rights of all and has solidified itself as the purveyor of politically correct pabulum and protector of views that lean left," Huckabee said in a statement provided to CNN.

Williams told Fox News host Bill O'Reilly on Monday that he gets "worried" and "nervous" on flights when he sees people wearing "Muslim garb." NPR terminated Williams' contract on Wednesday evening.

Huckabee said he "will no longer accept interview requests from NPR as long as they are going to practice a form of censorship, and since NPR is funded with public funds, it is a form of censorship."

"It is time for the taxpayers to start making cuts to federal spending, and I encourage the new Congress to start with NPR," he said.

NPR says federal funding comprises less than 2 percent of its budget, with most of its financial support coming from station fees, sponsorships and grants. Like Williams, the former Arkansas governor is also a contributor to the Fox News channel.

Huckabee called Williams "refreshingly honest and candid," adding: "There isn't a more honest and fair-minded person in journalism."

(Excerpt) Read more at politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com ...


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KEYWORDS: 0bamadinajihad; alreadyposted; billoreilly; freespeech; juanwilliams; libtards; mikehuckabee; npr
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To: ilovesarah2012

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51 posted on 10/21/2010 11:53:56 AM PDT by goldendays (that)
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To: quesney

{Mike Huckabee is calling on the next Congress to cut the radio network’s funding when it convenes next year.}

Now if only Fox Network would cut funding and get rid of that sleazy backstabber.


52 posted on 10/21/2010 11:54:30 AM PDT by RetSignman (A funny thing happened on the way to America's destruction, millions of giants awoke)
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To: goldendays

They should really have Ds by their names.


53 posted on 10/21/2010 11:57:14 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: lonevoice

“Me either! Don’t even bother calling me, NPR!”

LOL


54 posted on 10/21/2010 12:00:07 PM PDT by SeattleBruce (T minus 14 days to SMACKDOWN - Tea Party like it's 1773! Pray 2 Chronicles 7:14!)
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To: Constitution Day

“Gosh, I actually agree with the Huckster on something. Go figure.”

Even a broken clock is right twice/day...;)


55 posted on 10/21/2010 12:03:19 PM PDT by SeattleBruce (T minus 14 days to SMACKDOWN - Tea Party like it's 1773! Pray 2 Chronicles 7:14!)
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To: ilovesarah2012

OK...END OF DISCUSSION. You are nuts. We started with your commentary on Radio Free Europe, and now we are back to Corp. Public Broadcasting.

YOU make no sense, so I’m outta here.


56 posted on 10/21/2010 12:07:14 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: quesney

Good for Huckabee. Why must we pay for this leftist BS.


57 posted on 10/21/2010 12:08:30 PM PDT by 1035rep
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To: ilovesarah2012

“Time to stop using any taxpayer money for any radio broadcasts.”

Amen!


58 posted on 10/21/2010 12:11:15 PM PDT by 1035rep
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To: quesney

I kind of like Huckabee...he just doesnt make a good conservative politician however.


59 posted on 10/21/2010 12:11:56 PM PDT by Soothesayer9
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To: rockinqsranch

What makes no sense about “stop using taxpayer money to fund any radio broadcasts”?


60 posted on 10/21/2010 12:14:07 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: quesney
When I think of my tax dollars going to NPR, I think of this quote from Thomas Jefferson:

“To compel a man to subsidize with
his taxes the propagation of ideas which he
disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical”.
- Thomas Jefferson

61 posted on 10/21/2010 12:58:50 PM PDT by Gabrial (The Whitehouse Nightmare will continue as long as the Nightmare is in the Whitehouse)
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To: quesney

Excellent! Huckabee can certainly not be called a “radical” by the Dems, so it is great that he would come out and say this.


62 posted on 10/21/2010 1:35:46 PM PDT by livius
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To: GoMonster

You are a cheap buy off! My Gosh!


63 posted on 10/21/2010 4:50:06 PM PDT by True Republican Patriot (May GOD Continue to BLESS Our Greatest President :George W. Bush!!)
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To: GoMonster

You are a cheap buy off! My Gosh!


64 posted on 10/21/2010 4:50:21 PM PDT by True Republican Patriot (May GOD Continue to BLESS Our Greatest President :George W. Bush!!)
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