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I'm all for cutting spending and reducing the deficit but why are the Republicans going after Public Broadcasting? In the grand scheme of things $430 million is a drop in the hat.
WASHINGTON — Call it the ultimate pledge drive for public broadcasting. Near the midnight hour on Capitol Hill, Democrats tried to preserve at least $430 million that the federal government plans to spend this year to subsidize radio and television stations across the country, including Boston’s WBUR and WGBH.
Now House Republicans believe they are on the verge of voting to end federal subsidies for public broadcasting, setting the stage for a Big Bird-size battle in the Senate and potentially thrusting the issue into the hands of President Obama, an avowed fan of the public networks.
Didn't we all grow up on Sesame Street and the Electric Company? My kids watched Sesame Street, Arthur and a bunch of other shows back in the late '90's on WGBH.
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It is viewed as a left wing spin machine, while in reality shows like Frontline and NOVA have been pretty unbiased and often do not paint a pretty picture of any administration..
Some of this anger stems from the firing of Juan Williams, and this became somewhat of a flashpoint to jumpstart this movement.. now it has morphed into soemthing else they can demonize kind of like ACORN.
If they are defunded they will survive as most of their contributions come from private citizens, and overall have been defunded slowly.. it will probably happen and they will emerge stronger.
“We like to say that dependability is more important than ability,” Bill Belichickism....
How is C-Span funded? Legit question as I have no idea.
CSPAN is funded by cable companies IIRC. PBS also makes tons of money with Sesame St Barney and Thomas the Tank Engine, they don't need public subsidies.
"Some guys play in all-star games, some guys don't. I don't know who picks all those all-star teams. In all honesty, I don't know who picks the combine, for that matter," Belichick said. "How does (Miami-Ohio offensive lineman Brandon) Brooks not get invited to the combine? How did Vollmer not get invited to the combine? I don't know. We can't really worry about that. We just have to try to evaluate them the best we can."