Throughout this entire election year, liberals have been trying to pin down conservatives on “what programs they would cut”, to reduce spending. Many Republican candidates have struggled to answer the question because they know the left will make political hay with whatever answers they give. No matter how unworthy, and wasteful a program is, there are going to be many people negatively affected by its removal. Still, there are plenty of good answers to the question, and you can see some of them at You Cut, a website House Republicans launched earlier this year. You Cut asks citizens each week, to vote for programs they would like to see cut.
A list of previous winners:
As indicated by their ridiculous 2009 demand that Williams stop being identified on “The O’Reilly Factor” as a “senior correspondent for NPR” – which is of course what he was. That NPR would sacrifice the tremendous exposure for their network – O’Reilly’s show being the top cable news show now for more than a decade – on the altar of ideological irrationality is just another indicator of how far ‘round the bend they are. And should have served as a warning to Mr. Williams that, sadly, the end was nigh.That NPR has become little more than a progressive echo chamber was further evidenced by NPR ombudswoman Alicia C. Shepard’s assertion at the time that Williams was:
(A) “lightning rod” for the public radio organization in part because he “tends to speak one way on NPR and another on Fox.” Shepard said she had received 378 listener e-mails in 2008 listing complaints and frustrations about Mr. Williams.
CPB – broadcasting by leftists, for leftists.
I’m sorry for Mr. Williams, though I am sure he will be fine. But this situation again begs a question. Why are taxpayers – the vast majority of whom are on Nov. 2 going to demonstrate that they reject progressivism – forced to subsidize a public broadcasting empire that champions it?
Just a reminder but NPR didn’t fire a cartoonist who insulted tea party attendees. Apparently that kind of thinking is consistent with their editorial standards and practices.
I’m sure in the coming days people will dig up plenty examples of NPR reporters insulting Christians, America and other groups but not losing their jobs over it. As always, it’s just one group that gets super-protected status and it just happens to be the one that is so peaceful, they will kill you for insulting them.
Oh, look who else is on the same wavelength as me!:
Sarah Palin: Juan Williams: Going Rogue
At a time when our country is dangerously in debt and looking for areas of federal spending to cut, I think we’ve found a good candidate for defunding. National Public Radio is a public institution that directly or indirectly exists because the taxpayers fund it. And what do we, the taxpayers, get for this? We get to witness Juan Williams being fired from NPR for merely speaking frankly about the very real threat this country faces from radical Islam.
Fox Nation: WATCH: Juan Williams Explains How NPR Fired Him