Harry Reid With Another Compelling Reason Not to Defund NPR: Cool Stories About Dog Racing

Yesterday the House voted to defund NPR, but leave it to Harry Reid to come up with a good reason to keep shoveling taxpayer cash at them:

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), who had come to the floor to congratulate athletes currently competing in the Iditarod Dog Race in Alaska, prompted the majority leader to speak on the topic.

After listening to Murkowski and asking a couple of questions, Reid explained that he had heard a piece about dog racing on NPR.

“They had a really, really good piece on public radio before the start of the race,” explained Reid. “I hesitate saying this because I know I will probably get in trouble, but this is a good reason why the House vote was bad today to defund public radio.”

Reid continued, “The only radio station I can get during the daytime in Searchlight, Nevada is public radio.”

Oh my God, if the GOP gets their way, how will America get all its dog racing information? This is a national security issue!

Why is a liberal pretending to like the Iditarod anyway? That’s a Palin sport.

As for NPR being the only station Reid can get at home, according to NPR, 2 percent of their money comes in the form of taxpayer subsidy, so why the continual assumptions that NPR will go off the air without federal funding? In any case, it’d be far cheaper just to buy Harry Reid a better radio.

Update: Question of the day: If NPR is so wonderful and valuable, why can’t it compete in the marketplace like other news outlets?