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Rep. Lamborn: NPR Can’t Save Its Govt Funding

By    |   Friday, 06 May 2011 12:47 PM

National Public Radio’s new lobbying campaign to save its government funding won’t work, Republican Rep. Doug Lamborn has pledged. “NPR’s misguided attempt to buy goodwill on the Hill will go nowhere. The simple truth is, our government is broke, and the gravy train has run out of steam,” Lamborn told The Daily Caller.

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Rep. Doug Lamborn: NPR should switch to private donations. (Getty Images Photo)
“NPR ought to focus its efforts on replacing federal revenues with private donations,” said the Colorado congressman, who has been in the forefront of those calling for defunding of the public radio network.

NPR has taken on top Washington lobbyists Bracy, Tucker, Brown & Valanzano to fight to keep its funding. The amount it is paying will not be known until second quarter lobbying forms are completed, reports The Caller, which said the network spent $131,666 on an in-house lobbyist during the first quarter.

NPR has been under attack since two Project Veritas activists caught NPR fundraiser Ron Schiller in a sting in March by pretending to represent a Muslim group wanting to give $5 million to the network.

In a taped conversation, Schiller said NPR would be better off without government funding and attacked the tea party as racist. Both he and NPR CEO Vivian Schiller (no relation) quit after the release of the tape.



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National Public Radio s new lobbying campaign to save its government funding won t work, Republican Rep. Doug Lamborn has pledged. NPR s misguided attempt to buy goodwill on the Hill will go nowhere. The simple truth is, our government is broke, and the gravy train has run...
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