NPR has proven that it is a bigoted organization whose “news” coverage is slanted far to the left. NPR and its member stations collect around $500 million in taxpayer funds and they have admitted that they could survive without those public funds.
Fundraising President Ron Shiller said: “It is very clear that we would be better off in the long run without federal funding”. It’s about time we called their bluff. Programs like Sesame Street and others which are beneficial to kids and in demand in society would certainly connect with investors and major donors, so why should the public continue to subsidize NPR while they support a single agenda? Who can forget the way they fired Juan Williams for the way he displayed his personal opinion on a different network?
Now, Ron Shiller, said "The current Republican Party is not really the Republican Party. It's been hijacked by this group that is ... not just Islamophobic but, really, xenophobic," in comments that were made about the TEA Party, he continued "They believe in sort of white, middle America, gun-toting — it's scary. They're seriously racist, racist people". The people, millions of people, who are speaking out against the growth of government, the cost of government and the overreaching of government are considered racists. The following is a list of stories where the liberal bias of the organization is pointed out:
- NPR: If You're Just Joining Us, The Republicans Are Dangerously Extremist
- Totenberg's 'Very Afraid' of These  Elections; Thomas Thinks They're 'A Joke...Political System's a Mess'
- FNC’s Liasson: Send off Pelosi ‘In a Blaze of Glory’ Like Churchill After ‘Historic’ Accomplishments
- NPR Reports On U.S. Liberal Bias -- Tilted to Theorist Who Laments Reporters Aren't Openly Liberal Enough
- NPR Cries Factual Foul on Paul Ryan for Saying 'Failed Stimulus' in SOTU Response
Newsbuster’s includes the above as a few in a long history of NPR’s liberal bias in this story (link at the top). They also point out that NPR gave airtime to a magazine editor who said, "It was only after I saw the shooter's gringo surname, that I was able to go on and read the rest of the news about those who lost their lives on Saturday and those who, like Rep. Giffords, were severely wounded.".
Newsbuster’s also points out that “For instance, it is official NPR policy to refer to pro-life Americans as ‘abortion rights opponents.’” yet “‘Opponents of the rights of the unborn’ would certainly not fly in an NPR newsroom”.
It’s time to hold NPR to the same standard as Fox News, MSNBC, CNN and the networks and strip its taxpayer subsidies.
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