Carney Defends Funding for NPR

by Daniel Foster

From the White House press briefing today, Jay Carney defending the $451 million budget line item for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. 

 

“We do not support calls to eliminate funding for National Public Radio and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, as is evidenced by our budget,” Carney said. “In an era where tough choices have to be made, including the ones this president laid out in his proposed 2012 budget, there remains a need to support public broadcasting and NPR.”

It wasn’t the most full-throated endorsement — at one point, Carney suggested that NPR’s White House correspondent, Mara Liasson, come up to the podium to help with her organization’s defense.

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