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KaliTracy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 07:43 AM
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PBS stolen by right wing in cunning bait and switch (food for thought)
From the Capital Times
http://www.madison.com/tct/opinion/index.php?ntid=45812...

Ed Garvey: PBS stolen by right wing in cunning bait and switch

By Ed Garvey
July 5, 2005


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Face it. They stole the Renoir while we focused on the milk money. If our e-mails and petitions helped restore the money, it will now go to the likes of Richard Perle's neighbor for Big Bird's sake. This isn't about Big Bird. This is all about the Big Heist. They stole "Frontline." They cut "NOW" to half an hour. They gave the editorial board of the most conservative newspaper in the nation, the Wall Street Journal, a program on PBS.

When the pledge drive rolls around, what will you do? Will you write out a check, call in with your credit card in hand, join in the fun of funding "your" public television? Or will the images of Richard Perle, Ken Tomlinson and Patricia Harrison appear on your mental screen and force you to ask yourself, where is my money going? Whatever your decision, "they" win.

This is a sad time. Not only do the neocons control both houses of Congress, the White House, and the Supreme Court, they now are in full gallop at PBS and NPR. A prediction: Soon, NPR will force talk radio to become national. They will argue that "Talk of the Nation," "Fresh Air" and other nationally controlled and produced programs are "better" than those locally produced by Joy Cardin, Kathleen Dunn, Dave Berkman and others.

When that happens, where will our voices be heard? Two or three multinationals own most of the newspapers in Wisconsin; two companies own most commercial radio; commercial TV is hopeless.

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Love Bug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:50 AM
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1. Not another dime from me
I'd rather see PBS die than support it with any more contributions. If I want to hear the reich-wing spin on things I'll tune into Fux.
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