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March 16, 2017

Who Says There's No Good News?

Trump Budget Proposes Killing All Funding for PBS, NPR and National Endowment for the Arts

Posted by gerardvanderleun at March 16, 2017 9:45 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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Oh for the day when Great Britain votes in a government that will abolish the BBC.

BBC delenda est.

Posted by: Frank P at March 16, 2017 9:57 AM

What are the peons going to do without their daily dose of liberal propaganda?

Posted by: Denny at March 16, 2017 10:05 AM

That is a good start. Start cutting other budgets with a meat cleaver.

Posted by: Snakepit Kansas at March 16, 2017 11:09 AM

One of them already trotted out a Sesame Street press release. PBS I guess.

Posted by: BillH at March 16, 2017 1:04 PM

As one commentator noted, Big Bird owns an offshore account, a fleet of Rolls Royces, a NYC penthouse, and a condo in the Bahamas. Big Bird will survive just fine.

Posted by: Grizzly at March 16, 2017 7:45 PM

PBS is an entry level vehicle for the dumbing down of people.

Stopped by a friends house early one morning to pick him up to go to the range. Their 3 yo was running around with a tablet in hand and Daniel Tiger was doing it's thing. Later that afternoon when I took him home that kid STILL had a hold of that tablet.

I picked him up, set the tablet down, walked to the window with him and was pointing out the squirrels and cardinals and told him a little (made up) story about them. I put his hand on the glass and told him it was cold, then we walked to the fireplace and I put his hand down by the firebox and told him it was hot. He enjoyed that and when I set him back down his arms shot upward wanting to be picked up again.

What the parents aren't giving him he is finding, a disingenuous version of, on that tablet.

Posted by: ghostsniper at March 17, 2017 4:41 AM

If Big Bird and the rest of that is so valuable, then when funding is cut off a commercial entity will buy it and keep it running.

Posted by: Snakepit Kansas at March 17, 2017 5:10 AM

@Snake, that's why they're screaming. They know that if the gravy train is yanked they will expire. It's always been a losing venue and they know it.

Posted by: ghostsniper at March 17, 2017 8:58 AM

Wasn't it the NEA that gave us the "Piss Christ"?
Ladies and Gentlemen of the jury, I rest my case.

Posted by: Roger Watts at March 17, 2017 1:57 PM

They don't need government funding. Mark Levin was saying on his show that he would be willing to purchase the Sesame Street franchise entire. He would even play all of their programming on his network without running commercials, because the franchise is a huge money maker based on sales of branded merchandise alone. Ever walk through a Toys-R-Us? Big Bird gets a cut of every Sesame Street toy that is sold.

Posted by: Grizzly at March 17, 2017 7:36 PM

"Sesame Street" is now moving to HBO.

"Greener grass or just more cash?"

Posted by: tomw at March 19, 2017 11:06 AM

These morons are, alas, going to get some funding---just not as much as they had in the past. Cutting off funds entirely is Trump's opening bid. He'll negotiate.

Posted by: ahem at March 20, 2017 6:39 AM

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