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DEFUND NPR! Rep. Jim Banks Intros Bill to Prevent Federal Funds Going to Far-Left Media Outlet

posted by Hannity Staff - 4.19.24

According to a Daily Caller report, Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN) has introduced legislation that would defund National Public Radio (NPR) in the wake of the explosive exposé from former editor Uri Berliner.

Berliner wrote a piece for the Free Press exposing the far-left bias of NPR, including that the Washington D.C. bureau employs 87 registered Democrats and zero registered Republicans.

Berliner was initially suspended for five days without pay for exposing the lefty news org — he eventually resigned and took a shot at the new CEO, Katherine Maher, calling her part of the problem.

“NPR’s new CEO is a radical, left-wing activist who doesn’t believe in free speech or objective journalism. Hoosiers shouldn’t be writing her paychecks. Katherine Maher isn’t qualified to teach an introductory journalism class, much less capable of responsibly spending millions of American tax dollars,” Banks told the Caller before introducing the bill.

“NPR was a liberal looney bin under the last CEO John Lansing, and it’s about to get even nuttier. It’s time to pull the plug on this national embarrassment. Congress must stop spending other people’s hard-earned money on low-grade propaganda,” he added.

Banks seems to have at least one big-name supporter; Elon Musk expressed his support on X.

More over at The Daily Caller:

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