Can anyone explain this to me? NPR fired the odious Juan Williams, who immediately got a $2 million deal from FOX, and Eric Cantor wants to punish NPR?
“When NPR executives made the decision to unfairly terminate Juan Williams and to then disparage him afterwards, the bias of their organization was exposed,” the two Republicans said in a statement. “Make no mistake, it is not the role of government to tell news organizations how to operate. What is avoidable, however, is providing taxpayer funds to news organizations that promote a partisan point of view. Eliminating taxpayer funding for NPR is precisely the kind of commonsense cut that we have to begin making if we want to fundamentally alter the way business is conducted in Washington.”
That’s a mighty big leap you took there, congressmen. I thought Juan Williams was a liberal? And firing him shows a bias? What, a conservative bias?
As the rest of the article indicates, this particular cut was selected based on an internet poll. There’s no way those can be rigged to show a false majority, right?