26 July, 2005

Sad Truth: Big Bird Makes More Money Than I Do.

The time is long overdue to stop subsidizing PBS.

ETA: Factsto please commenters.

8 Comments:

At 11:35 AM, July 26, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's always good to reference articles with lots of facts and figures to back up its claims

 
At 11:38 AM, July 26, 2005, Blogger Kat Coble said...

It is also good to sign your comments.


This was an opinion piece, actually.

 
At 12:35 PM, July 26, 2005, Anonymous Sarcastro said...

But does Big Bird make as much as Teddy Bart and Karlen Evins?

 
At 2:08 PM, July 26, 2005, Blogger Michael said...

Interesting article and views. But without PBS how could we have all those pledge drives? I mean, surely there are thousands of volunteers who will be out of work and unable to answer calls...

Also, what if I feel the need to trade in my first born for a PBS tote bag and I can't do it?!?

 
At 9:29 PM, July 26, 2005, Anonymous tom said...

I agree with the principle that news should not be subsidized. However, I think that news has become too commercial.

See 'Network' from the 70s and tell me he doesn't eerily remind you of O'Reilly.

I think PBS could cope with the loss of funding, but I grow weary of FOX News and the Cato institute crying 'liberal bias' all the darn time.

Also, point 2 of the opinion piece states that we have a 400 billion dollar deficit. Cutting a measley 100 million in funding is not going to curb that. That's only .025% of the deficit!

 
At 10:02 PM, July 26, 2005, Blogger Kat Coble said...

Would you support giving $300 million to Fox News or the Cato Institute?

Just asking....

 
At 11:57 PM, July 26, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I read somewhere that NPR likes to tout their "upperclass" listener demographic when they look for adverti....er, sponsors. But they don't mention how much money comes in from those well-funded listeners when they go up to capitol (sic) hil for their funding.

Jason

 
At 7:08 PM, July 27, 2005, Blogger Glen Dean said...

It is way past time to stop funding public broadcasting.

 

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