“…WHEREAS, NPR content more frequently addresses topics of interest to liberal listeners than it addresses topics of interest to conservative listeners…”
By all means, proceed.
A House concurrent resolution, introduced on Monday:
Specifies that no state funds shall go to National Public Radio
Sponsor: DeGroot, Bruce (101)
Proposed Effective Date: Varies
LR Number: 2118H.01I
Last Action: 02/28/2017 – Read Second Time (H)
Bill String: HCR 37
Next Hearing: Hearing not scheduled
Calendar: Bill currently not on a House calendar
It gets better – the full text:
FIRST REGULAR SESSION
House Concurrent Resolution No. 37 [pdf]
99TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVE DEGROOT.
2118H.01I D. ADAM CRUMBLISS, Chief Clerk
WHEREAS, National Public Radio (NPR) is a privately and publicly funded nonprofit membership news media organization that serves as a syndicator to over nine hundred public radio stations in the United States; and
WHEREAS, NPR routinely takes sides on issues and topics that, as a news organization, it should report in an unbiased manner; and
WHEREAS, NPR criticizes Republican politicians more frequently than it criticizes Democratic politicians; and
WHEREAS, NPR content more frequently addresses topics of interest to liberal listeners than it addresses topics of interest to conservative listeners; and
WHEREAS, academic studies, including a study co-authored by a University of Missouri – Columbia professor, have found NPR has a liberal bias; and
WHEREAS, under the guise of objective news reporting, NPR is helping advance a liberal political agenda; and
WHEREAS, NPR receives federal grants from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting; and
WHEREAS, NPR receives other public funding from federal, state, and local governments; and
WHEREAS, public funds originate from taxpayers who hold beliefs across the entire political spectrum; and
WHEREAS, a news organization that receives public funds should report content in a strictly unbiased manner so as to equally serve all those who contribute to its funding; and
WHEREAS, NPR fails to meet this standard and reports news with bias:
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the members of the House of Representatives of the Ninety-ninth General Assembly, First Regular Session, the Senate concurring therein, hereby decree that no state funds shall go to the support or benefit of National Public Radio; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Chief Clerk of the Missouri House of Representatives be instructed to prepare a properly inscribed copy of this resolution for members of the budget committee of the Missouri House of Representatives and the appropriations committee of the Missouri Senate.
Oh, and Tinky Winky carries a purse. Oh, wait, sorry, that’s PBS.
Would you like some whine with your radio programmimg?
So much butthurt, so few words.
Ladies and gentlemen, the priorities of your right wingnut controlled Missouri General Assembly.