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U.S. House of Representatives Votes to Cut Off Federal Funding of NPR

Mar 18, 2011  •  Post A Comment

The U.S. House of Representatives has voted to cut off Federal funding for National Public Radio (NPR), Bloomberg reports. .

The move comes after NPR’s chief executive stepped down after a video surfaced that purported showing another NPR executive criticizing the Republicans and the Tea Party, the story notes.

Nevertheless, the article adds that the effort to cut funding from NPR is not likely to get a vote in the Senate, which is dominated by Democrats.

NPR said in a statement that the vote was "a direct effort to weaken public radio that would ultimately choke local stations’ ability to serve their audiences.”

Georgia Republican Tom Price said it was "past time" for government support of NPR to end because the service has "exhibited a troubling level of inexplicable and unacceptable bias," the story notes.

3 Comments

  1. You mean, “Nevertheless, the article adds that the effort to cut funding from NPR is NOT likely to get a vote in the Senate, which is dominated by Democrats.” ??

  2. Thanks, argraham. We’ve made the correction.

    Chuck Ross
  3. There is another correction I think you need to make. As I understand it, the vote was not cut off Federal funding for National Public Radio (NPR). It was to cut funding for local stations to buy programming from NPR. If the local stations don’t have money to buy programming from NPR, the result is the same as not funding NPR. Technically, however, your article would be incorrect.

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