Priorities: Cuts for VOA, but More Cash for NPR

by Dave Blount | February 17, 2011 2:08 pm

Even as American influence declines due to our awful leadership, and that of communist China and radical Islam rises, Comrade Obama is moving to reduce our benevolent impact still further by pulling the rug out from under Voice of America[1]:

The Obama administration will cancel shortwave radio broadcasts by Voice of America into China this year, as Beijing is expanding its propaganda operations in the United States and around the world.

Critics of the broadcasting cuts, announced Monday, said major reductions in staff and shortwave broadcasts will sharply curtail an important outlet for unfiltered news and information for large numbers of people in China, especially areas such as Tibet and western Xinjiang province, where pro-democracy forces are opposing Chinese rule.

At least the Manchurian Moonbat has found something he is willing to cut in the face of the looming government debt crisis. Or is he just shifting the money somewhere else[2]?

As some Republicans on Capitol Hill try to cut, or even eliminate, its government funding, National Public Radio has sent a public thank-you to the Obama administration for proposing an increase in taxpayer funding for public radio.

“Public broadcasting received a vote of confidence today from the Obama Administration,” NPR said in a statement Monday. “The President’s FY 2012 budget submission to Congress included $451 million for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) for the two year advance appropriation for FY 2014, an increase of $6 million over FY 2013 funding.”

We can’t afford to transmit pro-liberty information abroad, but so long as moonbats hold the reins, there will always be coercively subsidized anti-liberty propaganda at home — even if we have to steal money from our grandchildren to pay for it.

On a tip from Ummah Gummah. Hat tip: American Thinker[3]. Cross-posted at Moonbattery[4].

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