House GOP Pushes to Permanently Bar NPR, Affiliates from Funding

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House Republicans have voted to defund public broadcasting for the rest of this year. Now there's a move to prevent NPR from getting public money permanently. The latest GOP move stems from a highly edited ambush video interview with an NPR fundraiser. Among other things, Ron Schiller told interviewers, who lied about their own identities, that NPR could survive a cutoff of federal funds. His comment that small rural stations would likely close was edited out, but Schiller resigned anyway and NPR fired President Vivian Schiller (who is unrelated). Paul Farhi reports for the Washington Post.

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