REHOBOTH BEACH, Del., Oct. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- (http://www.myprgenie.com) -- Glen Urquhart, former Reagan appointee and Delaware Republican Congressional candidate, today called for the Federal Government to end all funding of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
"It's time for us to end this anachronistic public funding of left-wing broadcasting entities such as PBS and NPR. Taxpayers are spending $450 million a year to pay the salaries of elitists who sneer at the rest of us and suppress free speech," Urquhart said. "It's time to cut the Corporation for Public Broadcasting entirely out of the Federal budget, and let PBS and NPR survive or fail in the marketplace, just like any other media business. In America, we believe in free markets and fair competition. ABC, NBC, CBS, and Fox survive in the media business based upon their ratings and advertiser support. I have no problem if NPR and PBS want to broadcast their left-wing values, but it is morally wrong to require all taxpayers to pay for the expression of viewpoints that are antithetical to their American values," Urquhart added.
Last week, NPR, the radio network which receives millions of taxpayer dollars in direct and indirect funding from the taxpayer supported Corporation for Publish Broadcasting, fired long time analyst Juan Williams for comments he made on Fox News.
"My opponent, John Carney, is an extremist who supports the use of public funds to suppress freedom of speech. If I am elected, I will introduce legislation to immediately cut off all funding for the Corporation of Public Broadcasting. The people of Delaware have a clear choice when they go to vote next Tuesday. Do they want to support John Carney, an elitist who wants to give your tax money to promote left-wing views at NPR and PBS? Or do they want to support me, a businessman who understands and supports the free market?" Urquhart concluded.
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SOURCE Glen Urquhart for Congress