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Saturday, June 22, 2019

GOP Congressman Introduces Bill to Defund Public Broadcasting

Republican Rep. Doug Lamborn (Colo.) has introduced a bill to defund the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), which includes National Public Radio (NPR) and the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS).

"The national debt is over $22 trillion. The federal government cannot continue unconstitutional spending to subsidize media programs that are majority privately funded," the congressman said in a press release.

Lamborn claims that NPR and PBS have "shown increasing bias in sensitive political and social issues." He cites the recent PBS episode of the children's show Arthur, which featured a same-sex wedding. Alabama Public Television and the Arkansas Educational Television Network both refused to air the episode.

"The Constitution does not grant the federal government the authority to subsidize media programming. Not only is this funding unconstitutional and wasteful, but it has also violated the conscience rights of many conservative and religious Americans," Lamborn said, "American taxpayers subsidized the CPB, the parent organization to PBS and NPR, to the tune of $445 million annually for the last two fiscal years."



Anonymous said...

That is correct. Let them spew they're bias bull$hit on their own dime. But that's how miserable liberals are, use somebody else's money to push their agenda.

Anonymous said...

Even though I do enjoy the British mystery programs, there is nothing else on MPT that I can watch and nothing on NPR that I can listen to. The lefty bias is so strong that it is not something that I can stand.

Anonymous said...

Should have been done a long time ago but Democrats fight for this wasteful funding because it benefits them.