Today NewsBusters publisher and Media Research Center (MRC) President Brent Bozell applauded Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) and Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-Colo.) for calling for the Corporation of Public Broadcasting (CPB) to be permanently defunded of taxpayer subsidies.
Said Bozell in a statement released today:
Good for Senator DeMint and Congressman Lamborn. They are correct: today consumers have an endless array of news and entertainment choices and it’s the height of fiscal irresponsibility to shovel hundreds of millions of dollars at this utterly outdated concept.
Nor should the American people be forced to pay for the CPB’s political indoctrination efforts. PBS and NPR have both consistently pushed a wildly liberal agenda through their ‘news’ programming. The MRC has long tracked their offenses, and the evidence cannot honestly be challenged.
The most recent example is PBS newscaster Gwen Ifill emceeing an event honoring HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius for implementing ObamaCare. Ifill violated the spirit of the Public Broadcasting Act by emceeing the event. Even the PBS Ombudsman said Ifill should have skipped the event. Yet CPB didn’t even flinch.
We taxpayers have had enough. We pay your salaries and a majority of us firmly oppose ObamaCare. How dare you use our taxes to promote policies we find repugnant?
Here are some assorted MRC Highlights of CPB Lowlights: