Sen. DeMint lays out his case for defunding CPB

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“The best way to stop the ‘partisan meddling’ in public broadcasting that complains about is by ending the taxpayers’ obligation to pay for it,” writes Republican Sen. Jim DeMint in a March 4 op-ed for the Wall Street Journal. “The politics will be out of public broadcasting as soon as the government gets out of the business of paying for it.” The South Carolina lawmaker points to the 170 Million Americans campaign to defend public broadcasting’s federal funding and the “massive salaries” of executives at PBS, CPB, NPR and Sesame Workshop to make the case that the field is well-financed enough to survive with out taxpayer subsidies.

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