Skip to comments.House Votes to Defund NPR
Posted on 03/17/2011 9:28:16 AM PDT by xtinct
The House just voted 236-181 to remove federal funding for National Public Radio via the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
Let the Game Begin!!!!
Bravo Zulu to all of those Republicans, especially my own congressman, Doug Lamborn, who co-sponsored the bill.
Aww, our tax dollars won’t fund a Dem spin machine.
It’s about time! The Libs would have the government funding NPR in perpetuity.
Will they have to change their name?
Anbyone have suggestions for a new name?
So was Mr. Weeper - I mean, Mr. Speaker, in favor, or not?
Awesome!!! Hope it sticks!!!
There’s some good local programming through CPB, but one thing few people know is that a few years ago, the NPR people changed the rules for the local affiliates and they were FORCED to carry a specific (large) number of the NPR talk programs (leftist rants like “All Things Considered,” etc.). This cost the local stations a lot of their support and listenership. But that didn’t matter in NPR’s ceaseless quest to force its leftist propaganda down our collective throats.
Oh - and to enrich its head honchos.
I’m sure the Senate will take this up right after lunch. /s
Come on Boner, back the Dems in a corner on the budget and debt ceiling; make them defend themselves!
National Palestinian Radio ???
Bravo! NPR can fund their own news programs....like everyone else!
Well they don’t need the money.
In fact, they’d be better off without it. :)
Oh, we can’t let the obvious go...
National Socialist Radio
If the GOP leadership makes it a standalone bill, it is doomed to fail. Just like the defunding of ObamaCare
What about PBS and Pacifica?
Not Peoples Radio
Doesn’t mean jack. Senate will NOT pass it. If they truly had any cojones at all they would have put it in the CR.
All Liberal Things Considered.
Yup, then let the dems be the ones who shut down the gov...
And yet it will be funded by the CR they will passed yesterday and another in 3 weeks. People can’t see the forst for the trees.
It’ll be voted down in the Senate, like everything else.
The ‘public’ radio and TV stations are able to offer tax deduct-ability for contributions. I think this is supposed to go hand in hand with not carrying commercial advertising. But to me it seems like they have crossed the line into advertising, thus should lose the tax exempt status. Best for them to be entirely cut loose and operate under the same rules as commercial stations.
Happy St. Paddy’s day! Double.
O will come back and say if you want to defund NPR, then I will defund the Army, Navy, Airforce, etc.
Michelle Bachmann was on local radio here in MN this morning...please tell me this bill cuts ALL NPR funding, not just redirects it to ‘certain’ NPR programming.
Ernie and Bert aren't going to take this lying down!
Pravda is already taken.
I believe you are correct. As far as I know the only way the House alone can cut off NPR is to remove the appropriation from the budget, the Senate cannot put it back in.
Does this have to go to the Senate also or can they just defund it?
Not to worry, they will always have the mediocre alphabet channels to do it.
All Things Considered is one of the most insipid broadcasts ever aired. It is barf-inducing.
This looks like a straight party-line vote to me. Probably DOA in the Senate.
Only hope it’ll happen someday.
Meanwhile in the hell freezes over dept. Boston public broadcaster WGBH has been called “right-wing”—by a spokesman for its largest union. The union rejected a contract but the station has imposed it over their objections, leading announcer/union spokesman Jordan Weinstein to call it “right- wing rejection of collective bargaining”
HAHAHAHAHA! Take that, my liberal sister.
Is this part of the overall appropriations bill? I don’t think so. If not, it is a purely symbolic vote. If it is not part of the overall bill, the party poobahs are not serious about defunding NPR.
Now it’s off to the Senate,
Where ideas go to die.
But, thank you House members, for doing your part!!
Acc to an email sent out
(quoted on a post on
>>Here are some points you should know about H.R. 1076:
· 9,000 jobs are in danger if the bill passes
· Its passage would destroy local stations’ ability to raise local revenue and produce local programs like the news
· The legislation bans stations from using federal funds to get listeners’ favorite NPR programs, such as Morning Edition, Market Place, Beale Street Carvan, World Cafe, All Things Considered and many more.
· Most stations rely on federal funding to access almost a third of their programming
· Without these beloved programs, stations would lose their listener base, and thus their ability to fund raise through memberships and underwriting
· Restricting public radio stations from using federal funds to acquire programming marks an incredible upset to their economic models
Never-ending Pledge-drive Radio.
“Anyone have suggestions for a new name?”
Wilting Under The Free Market.
We in Minnesota are just delighted to have a buffoon, by temperament and profession, as our Senator.
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