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catzies Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-05-11 04:26 PM
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5. Well, we did learn recently that the Koch brothers fund PBS programs, esp. Frontline
Edited on Sat Mar-05-11 04:26 PM by catzies
so I guess we need more progressive/liberal billionaires to out-contribute them to PBS/NPR.
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  -NPR, PBS Put Millions Into Investigative Reporting Bozita  Mar-05-11 04:01 PM   #0 
  - When I hear PBS stations complaining about the imminent loss of support ...  Trajan   Mar-05-11 04:05 PM   #1 
  - Well, we did learn recently that the Koch brothers fund PBS programs, esp. Frontline  catzies   Mar-05-11 04:26 PM   #5 
  - David H. Koch pays for NOVA...  stlsaxman   Mar-05-11 05:49 PM   #19 
  - Yes, I have noticed that in recent NOVA productions.  classof56   Mar-05-11 08:20 PM   #37 
     - Lots more conservatives funding them so in the end just another takeover eventually.  glinda   Mar-05-11 11:10 PM   #41 
     - It's called Greenwashing.  alfredo   Mar-06-11 09:41 AM   #69 
  - Sponsor list for Frontline- no Kochs  stlsaxman   Mar-05-11 07:14 PM   #26 
  - Actually, I thought Frontline's coverage, calledf The War Behind Closed Doors  Ilsa   Mar-05-11 06:26 PM   #21 
  - That was the PNAC letter where they tried to get Clinton to bomb Iraq ... !!  defendandprotect   Mar-06-11 01:26 AM   #53 
     - The first 2 questions, I remember as a Yes.  Ilsa   Mar-06-11 08:52 AM   #67 
        - That's true .... here are links for both Brzezinski and the TEXTBOOKS ....  defendandprotect   Mar-06-11 12:08 PM   #89 
           - Thanks for your reply. I'm familiar with the Brock book and  Ilsa   Mar-06-11 06:51 PM   #101 
              - You're welcome --  defendandprotect   Mar-06-11 07:49 PM   #102 
  - Nope. The world goes on and if they're changing their ways I support them.  nolabear   Mar-05-11 06:44 PM   #23 
  - naivete will be the death of us. nt  tomp   Mar-06-11 07:40 AM   #63 
  - There's a big "IF" in there --  defendandprotect   Mar-06-11 12:13 PM   #90 
  - It's never too late, is it? Otherwise we might as well dig a deep whole and take a dirt nap.  CLANG   Mar-05-11 07:02 PM   #24 
  - I should clarify .... I was mostly referring to NPR .... I should have made that more clear  Trajan   Mar-05-11 07:42 PM   #32 
  - Yes their coverage was similar to FAUX  senseandsensibility   Mar-06-11 11:39 AM   #80 
  - "Where the marketplace is unable to serve, that's the role of public media."  CBHagman   Mar-05-11 04:06 PM   #2 
  - She was defending her dept's budget. Public broadcasting can be good. Govt broadcasting is  No Elephants   Mar-06-11 10:37 AM   #71 
  - I was thinking the other day...how would the MSM change if al Jazeera was allowed in?  Frustratedlady   Mar-05-11 04:14 PM   #3 
  - I have been comparing. ALJ reports the story, Cable Views  tsuki   Mar-05-11 04:29 PM   #6 
  - great distinction! n/t  arthritisR_US   Mar-05-11 05:29 PM   #9 
  - Yes! n/t  Duval   Mar-05-11 05:44 PM   #14 
  - Just as the barn door begins to close.  RandomKoolzip   Mar-05-11 04:16 PM   #4 
  - They are only now noticing the need for such??  kestrel91316   Mar-05-11 05:07 PM   #7 
  - they are pretty good, your brush is way too wide..  sam sarrha   Mar-05-11 05:34 PM   #11 
     - Seriously -- PBS has been gone for decades -- so has NPR ....  defendandprotect   Mar-05-11 05:44 PM   #15 
     - Moyers is awesome!  dreamnightwind   Mar-05-11 09:16 PM   #38 
     - Moyers was picked because he is ineffective ....  defendandprotect   Mar-05-11 11:41 PM   #42 
        - so..they cover both sides, you sound a little hysterical over them not being extremist, the times  sam sarrha   Mar-06-11 12:19 AM   #44 
        - More than "two sides" to every story -- they've been under right wing influence for decades ...  defendandprotect   Mar-06-11 01:09 AM   #50 
        - ok... so dont watch it, but you obviously don't anyway. find something better let us know  sam sarrha   Mar-06-11 01:33 AM   #55 
           - The reason I don't watch it, is because of the problems I'm citing ....  defendandprotect   Mar-06-11 01:44 AM   #58 
        - Covering both sides is very different from how a story is slanted.  No Elephants   Mar-06-11 10:45 AM   #73 
        - Sure, there's some crap on PBS  dreamnightwind   Mar-06-11 12:53 AM   #49 
           - Bill Moyers hasn't reported anything that most liberal commentators or  defendandprotect   Mar-06-11 01:12 AM   #51 
              - Quite valuable IMO  dreamnightwind   Mar-06-11 01:22 AM   #52 
                 - Excuse me, but why does criticism always have to be received as "hatred" here ???  defendandprotect   Mar-06-11 01:33 AM   #54 
                    - ahhh... maybe it is your attitude that is getting in the way  sam sarrha   Mar-06-11 01:35 AM   #56 
                       - YOU said: "you sound a little hysterical over them not being extremist" --  defendandprotect   Mar-06-11 01:40 AM   #57 
                       - it is naive to think that just because they're putting $ into...  tomp   Mar-06-11 07:48 AM   #65 
                          - Completely agree ....  defendandprotect   Mar-06-11 11:42 AM   #81 
                       - i like his/hers, i don't like yours. nt  tomp   Mar-06-11 07:42 AM   #64 
     - FAIR has done many reports on NPR and PBS over the years  bananas   Mar-06-11 08:58 AM   #68 
     - Thank you -- I think it's been so long since the American public has had even a hint  defendandprotect   Mar-06-11 11:50 AM   #82 
     - Thank you for posting that!  Joe Bacon   Mar-06-11 11:57 AM   #84 
     - +1 (Is Moyers still on PBS?)  No Elephants   Mar-06-11 10:42 AM   #72 
     - Their RW slant and hostility to liberal ideas has become quite noticeable in  kestrel91316   Mar-06-11 12:58 PM   #97 
  - the truth hurts the GOP's agenda.... telling  fascisthunter   Mar-05-11 05:28 PM   #8 
  - Well, dishonesty and rw political violence, stolen elections -- and WEALTH to pull it all off!!  defendandprotect   Mar-05-11 05:45 PM   #17 
  - DONATE TO PBS/NPR!!!  Taverner   Mar-05-11 05:31 PM   #10 
  - Taverner, I'd like to know when this change took place. I sure haven't noticed it.  bertman   Mar-05-11 09:48 PM   #40 
  - I began noticing during Dummya's reign. And I stopped donating when Bill Moyer's Journal ended.  No Elephants   Mar-06-11 10:49 AM   #74 
  - Lately it has been changing back, however  Taverner   Mar-06-11 11:58 AM   #85 
     - I do watch--and listen. And I disagree. We've had enough stories about NPR in LBN alone in  No Elephants   Mar-06-11 12:34 PM   #93 
  - If it sounds like GOP talking points, it IS GOP Talking points  Joe Bacon   Mar-06-11 12:00 PM   #86 
  - To clarify, I began noticing catering to the right during Dubya's reign .  No Elephants   Mar-06-11 12:49 PM   #95 
  - No thanks. My $$ will never be a threat to Exxon's, Koch's or any of the foundations. Or  No Elephants   Mar-06-11 12:08 PM   #88 
  - IMHO they leaned too far right  Duval   Mar-05-11 05:42 PM   #12 
  - We should have moved 40 years ago to a license funded system....  defendandprotect   Mar-05-11 05:42 PM   #13 
  - ABC, CBS and NBC meanwhile, pour millions into telling us stupid acts of Hollywood celebrities.  bulloney   Mar-05-11 05:44 PM   #16 
  - That happens because they have to stay far away from ANY news -- most of it, if properly understood  defendandprotect   Mar-05-11 05:46 PM   #18 
  - Media tells me more about Sheen than about what's happening with our troops.  No Elephants   Mar-06-11 10:59 AM   #75 
  - At least we found the real reason why the GOP wants to defund public broadcasting  Jkid   Mar-05-11 05:55 PM   #20 
  - No -- this isn't about PROFIT from networks -- it's about blocking truth ....  defendandprotect   Mar-06-11 01:46 AM   #59 
     - It's about blocking truth--to protect ALL corporate profits.  No Elephants   Mar-06-11 11:05 AM   #76 
        - In the end, absolutely true ...  defendandprotect   Mar-06-11 11:18 AM   #78 
  - in 2002 i was living for in Orl, FL. PBS only non-commercial radio. it was just another bush admin  KG   Mar-05-11 06:37 PM   #22 
  - I thought I was on the Freeper site when I saw the responses here  firehorse   Mar-05-11 07:04 PM   #25 
  - +1  1gobluedem   Mar-05-11 07:16 PM   #27 
  - My NPR stations, WSHU and WNPR, get about 7% Federal financing, with 65% or so...  TreasonousBastard   Mar-05-11 08:12 PM   #36 
  - I also get outstanding NPR/PBS  CatholicEdHead   Mar-05-11 09:42 PM   #39 
  - I have decent coverage in my area too.  xmas74   Mar-05-11 07:34 PM   #30 
  - Agreed-- amazing how alleged lefties shoot their feet...  TreasonousBastard   Mar-05-11 08:02 PM   #35 
  - Freepers are claiming PBS has been leaning right? Please link me to one of those posts.  No Elephants   Mar-06-11 11:55 AM   #83 
  - bush planted his people there for sure, but i dont see that now..  sam sarrha   Mar-06-11 12:24 AM   #45 
     - Did the Bush plants all die off or get fired? Besides, everything is not about Bush v. Obama or  No Elephants   Mar-06-11 12:00 PM   #87 
        - true, but it is about Dominionism, and their taking over the government..>link>  sam sarrha   Mar-07-11 09:06 PM   #103 
  - Dunno about this. Here in North Carolina many might find their coverage has  KoKo   Mar-05-11 07:20 PM   #28 
  - You need to stream WNYC, ... there's none of the crap you have down there  firehorse   Mar-05-11 07:30 PM   #29 
  - Thanks...I will check this out...  KoKo   Mar-05-11 07:35 PM   #31 
  - their funding is down.. all funding for EVERYTHING is down.. blame Bu$h43 for this crash and the  sam sarrha   Mar-06-11 12:35 AM   #46 
  - Investigative reporting is all part of a liberal plot.  RufusTFirefly   Mar-05-11 07:43 PM   #33 
  - yea especially this crap.... the shock doctrine documentory >link>>  sam sarrha   Mar-06-11 12:37 AM   #47 
  - I am sorry, but the public channels do much better work than any other  MasonJar   Mar-05-11 07:54 PM   #34 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Mar-06-11 12:39 AM   #48 
  - Public channels do do better than MSM (not all media), but PBS has been shifting right.  No Elephants   Mar-06-11 11:13 AM   #77 
  - Woo-hoo for public NPR & PBS!!!  snot   Mar-05-11 11:48 PM   #43 
  - CNN Sunday Poll:Should federal funding be stripped from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting to s  Judi Lynn   Mar-06-11 04:47 AM   #60 
  - PBS is great  JonLP24   Mar-06-11 04:48 AM   #61 
  - Bill Moyers Journal was far superior to need to know.  No Elephants   Mar-06-11 12:57 PM   #96 
  - I'm sure not hearing it.  sendero   Mar-06-11 07:06 AM   #62 
  - I listen to/watch NPR and OPB daily. Public broadcasters are feeling the strain  BlueIris   Mar-06-11 08:51 AM   #66 
  - True only if you're comparing PBS with mainstream media.  No Elephants   Mar-06-11 11:20 AM   #79 
  - If anyone thinks PBS/NPR/CPB are not important they are not paying attention  randr   Mar-06-11 10:25 AM   #70 
  - The reason they continue after PBS and NPR is because their very existence ...  defendandprotect   Mar-06-11 12:18 PM   #92 
  - Volunteering does not change policy and I saw no one on this thread say {other} mass media is  No Elephants   Mar-06-11 12:44 PM   #94 
     - Out here in Western Colorado  randr   Mar-06-11 01:49 PM   #100 
  - Republicans claim anything to the right of Limbaugh is left wing. And they are deceptive.  No Elephants   Mar-06-11 12:16 PM   #91 
  - Kicked and recommended.  Uncle Joe   Mar-06-11 01:34 PM   #98 
  - At least SOMEONE is doing it. I hope NPR, PBS etal stay strong and funded.....  BrklynLiberal   Mar-06-11 01:49 PM   #99 
 

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