You can also read the text here.
I’ll just quote the last bit:
And the idea that we need to give up this cherished public resource because of something someone said over lunch in a videotape that was doctored by a conservative activist…give me a break.
Let’s get the facts straight about this, shall we? The entire, unedited video of the remarks made by NPR executives Ron Schiller and Betsy Lilley are reportedly here on the Project Veritas website. Nothing is edited, so one can judge for oneself whether, as Project Veritas claims, these two attacked “Republicans, Tea Partiers, middle America, Jews, and Christians.”
But I suppose that such scurrilous comments are just fine with Rep. Woolsey? She certainly dismisses this disgraceful behavior.
Let’s leave Mr. Schiller and Ms. Lilley aside now. NPR does have some reasonably unbiased programming. But as far as I’m concerned, that really isn’t the issue. The issue is whether the federal government should fund any media at all. We are in a financial bind and we need to cut spending! Why can’t those who currently produce the content of NPR find private funding? If their programs are so worthwhile, they should be able to do that. Hollywood manages to find funding for its movies and television shows. private radio stations find funding for their programming, so why can’t NPR do the same?
Lynn Woolsey is just wasting her breath “defending” NPR (I use quotation marks because she really didn’t do must defending, did she? She just used this opportunity to run cheap shots at the House majority.). This organization shouldn’t get one more red penny.