I suppose we shouldn’t be all that surprised Obama has the balls to propose an increase in NPR funding in the face of repeated GOP attempts at defunding the DNC’s propaganda arm.

(Washington Examiner) — 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.”

Vivian Schiller, the head of NPR — and focus of much controversy over the firing last year of commentator Juan Williams — released a statement saying she is “grateful to the Obama Administration for recognizing the importance of public radio to the life of communities across the nation.”

“At a time when our country is confronting many difficult challenges,” Schiller said, “public broadcasting is providing an essential service by informing and educating 170 million Americans every month. This mission is more relevant than ever.”

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