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I am writing to encourage you to defund NPR.

Our government is spending too much money as it is. It's time to start making cuts, and one of the first things to go should be NPR. National Public Radio's recent firing of Juan Williams as a news analyst demonstrates how partisan this supposedly "objective" media outlet has become. George Soros, founder and sponsor of MoveOn.org, has recently paid for NPR to hire 100 political reporters.

It would be okay for NPR to spread a radically left-wing message on their own dime, but it's not okay for them to do so using my tax dollars. Why should I be forced to pay for content antithetical to my views? If the federal funding they receive, both directly and through their affiliate stations, truly comprises such a small percentage of their total funding as NPR so often claims, they should hardly notice the change.

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2 days ago
Andrew D. from Dexter, MI signed.
Apr 13th, 2017
Someone from Spokane, WA writes:
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i've just waded through the HUUuuuGE number of links to petitions like "protect my public media" to finally find this DEFUND page... unbelievable! (even AARP has multiple links to it ?!?) somehow, i received a heartfelt message from our local PBS station (i immediately unsubscribed) which started my day & started my defund search. i wonder how much $ PBS makes from dvd sales alone -- to the many libraries & colleges throughout the U.S. ?
Apr 13th, 2017
Les K. from Woodbine, NJ writes:
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Cut it ! What a sack of liberal twits !
Apr 6th, 2017
Someone from Alexandria, KY writes:
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I am an attorney who listens to NPR's station every day, to and from courts. Diane Rehm's usually-objective broadcasts have been replaced by "1-A" --an extremely liberally-biased program whose guests are rarely challenged as they spout propaganda, e.g., MSNBC's Chris Hayes. To justify funding, CPB. throws out "Big Bird" and "Science Friday" as examples. Fine. Let's specifically fund certain programs but no more "block funds" to perpetrate this anti-Trump, pro-minority-view nonsense.
Apr 6th, 2017
Laurie H. from Alexandria, KY writes:
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I am an attorney who listens to NPR's station every day, to and from courts. Diane Rehm's usually-objective broadcasts jave been replaced by "1-A" --an extremely liberally-biased program whose guests are rarely challenged as they spout propaganda, e.g., MSNBC's Chris Hayes. To justify funding, CPB. throws out "Big Bird" and "Science Friday" as examples. Fine. Let's specifically fund certain programs but no more "block funds" to perpetrate this anti-Trump, pro-minority view nonsense.
Apr 5th, 2017
Anthony W. from Martinez, CA signed.
Apr 5th, 2017
Jeffrey B. from Vallejo, CA signed.
Apr 4th, 2017
Donald W. from Eugene, OR writes:
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When I was young, Public Broadcasting hosted shows like Firing Line with William F. Buckley. Those who think that National Progressive Radio (NPR) is balanced should ask where are the conservative shows or when will they give conservative intellectuals the same amount of air time to showcase their issues which are much broader than identity politics and the environment.
Mar 30th, 2017
Someone from San Antonio, TX writes:
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It is time to stop government funding to NPR. They do not report equal and balanced views.
Mar 30th, 2017
Michael P. from Clio, MI writes:
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If you are going to fund NPR you might as well start sending taxpayer's money to the Occupy Democrats, too. They are just a front for the liberal Democrat platform. How about we start funding the Heritage House, too?