Keeping up the pressure – Ending Federal Funding of NPR and The Corporation for Public Broadcasting: A Taxpayer funded voice of the Left.
Canceling of funding for NPR defeated by lame duck Congress but may be brought up again.
This is from Special Report.
Open support of NPR from a Texan Senator.
Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison is still an open supporter of NPR and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Senator Hutchison did sign on to the Earmark Ban. Thanks and Congratulations! Here is a story from the Dallas Morning News regarding joining the Ban. http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/latestnews/stories/111710dnmethutchison.236914873.htmHere is link to Senator Kay’s website.
On the O’Reilly Factor for 11/18/2010, with Laura Ingram hosting, features these two stories in the night’s line-up.
Al Sharpton calling for official censorship through the auspices of the FCC to control Fox News for content. He accuses the network of ‘race baiting’ as he issues the call at a speaking engagement.
Jay Rockefeller American Political Dynast of West Virginia calls for taking Fox News and MSNBC off of the cable system. This is a repeat from the end of the first story. The Rockefeller segment was featured on the show. This is the Special Report link.
Stephen F. Hayes of the Weekly Standard and FNC contributor commenting on the behavior of Sharpton and Rockefeller states ‘It’s outrageous’ and then goes on to remark about this reaction of the Left is due the effectiveness of Conservatives in delievering their message. At a later point he says this development may not be rhetorical. It could indicate something they might actually consider.
Democratic pollster Doug Schoen denounces the comments of both Rockefeller and Sharpton, emphatically saying he is a rock solid 1st amendment supporter and goes on to say he ‘deplores the behavior’ also mentioning a one point, ‘it’s scary’.
Fox News is now leading in the TV ratings nation wide. For specifics please go to this link for TV By the Numbers, a ratings service. http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/category/ratings/cable-news