The above was said by Democratic Congressman Jim McGovern.
...[T]here is absolutely no reason to cut off funds for NPR... There is no reason to jeopardize the news and entertainment that millions and millions of Americans rely on and enjoy.
But if you insist on going down this road, Mr. Chairman, then we should be “fair and balanced” in the way we do it.
Over the past several years, it has become clear that the Fox News channel is wildly biased. They continue to employ a talk show host who called President Obama a racist. They continue to employ several prospective Republican Presidential candidates as “analysts,” giving them hours and hours of free air time. And their parent company has donated millions to GOP-linked groups.
My amendment would prohibit federal funds – taxpayer dollars – from being used for advertising on the partisan, political platform of Fox News.
(Apparently, the government does a lot of military recruitment advertizing on Fox.)
It will be interesting to see where this goes.
You can read more about it right here.
UPDATE: I'd also like to recommend a short article entitled "Note to NPR: Fight Back". (But, I'm inclined to say, "Don't hold your breath.")