House Kills Public Television Funding

A House subcommittee has voted to cut all federal funds for the Corporation of Public Broadcasting within two years. That’s $400 million a year, comparative chump change in the federal budget, to destroy a broadcasting conduit that offers educational and alternative programming to the public.

These creeps truly want the public to remain uneducated. Super Bowl, yes. Sesame Street and Frontline, no.

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  1. Public Broadcasting wouldn’t die if the feds pull the funding. It would hurt but it wouldn’t kill (the 15% fed dollars sent to CPB are especially important to the local stations as I understand it). I think public broadcasting would actually be better if it was set up with under a foundation/trust fund set up and didn’t have to go through the appropriations process. Anything in the budget is going to get political.

  2. Kevin: You’re an utter fool if you believe that the CPB’s death won’t drastically affect PBS/NPR operations, which are already on shaky ground. They need every dollar they can get and $400 million/year is comparatively little than say blowing $87 billion on an unjustified and unplanned war. Don’t make me open a major can of whoopass on you. My knives cut deep, son. Let’s just agree to disagree.

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