Monday, October 8, 2012

The Media Cries Fowl Over Big Bird


The MSM has been going bonkers ever since Mitt Romney said that he would cut funding for everything that we shouldn't be borrowing from China, and specifically mentioned PBS, Big Bird, and Jim Lehrer as a source that would feel those cuts. Brian Williams defended PBS's subsidy on Friday misleading the public by saying that an end to the subsidy would mean an end to children's programming. CNN went into hysterical hype mode on Friday morning making a Big Bird out of a small egg pretending that this was a key debate issue.

Does stopping federal funding of PBS automatically mean no more Big Bird? Seems to be what the MSM - Left Stream Media - thinks. The MSM is acting if PBS loses funding we will see the end of the world as we know it.  Do liberals fear that PBS will meet the same fate as Air America? So in essence progressives are admitting that PBS is unable to hack it in the real world - unable to fund their progressive propaganda on their own.  Private investors wouldn't support Big Bird?  Oh no! The world might see armageddon if Big Bird isn't on TV anymore.  Liberals want us to continue to go further in debt to China over Big Bird.  Why should taxpayers be forced to fund PBS, the Progressive Broadcasting of Sewage? Big Bird is apart of the 1% so he needs to give some of his profits over to PBS for funding so we can start the process of stopping borrowing unnecessary money from China.




This is the problem. If we can't even have a meaningful or serious conversation over such a minor budget issue without having people acting like hysterical loons how the heck are we going to tackle the big stuff?  PBS funding may makeup a pittance amount of money compared to some things but the question should be does PBS really need the funding? Is it possible for them to make up the loss of subsidy with private donations or private investing?  Should they be able to make it on their own or should they be reliant on taxpayers to fund their programming? And if PBS isn't able to fund their own programming don't you think there should be much better oversight on what we fund - no freaking progressive propaganda - only do kids programs which are like the type of programming of learning before the liberal propagandizing days started and simply report the news in a neutral manner without any spin.  Otherwise look to Ted Turner, Al Gore, or George Soros if your going to use PBS to promote a Marxist agenda instead of simply informing the public of news and showing good, wholesome learning shows to children.





10 comments:

John Carey said...

Go figure the MSM locks onto this and I don't know how Obama had his butt handed to him because he couldn't defend his terrible economic record. Once again the media is using this nothing topic to distract the people. How about they do some real reporting and investigate Obama's illegal donations.

Z said...

Did you see Mustang's piece on this at my place? Excellent blog posts..hats off to you both!

Teresa, where is the article on Catholics and ghosts? I'd love to see it! thanks for letting me know ..but where is it? !!!

Teresa said...

Z,

I posted it on another of my blogs called Catholibertarian. Here it is -

http://catholibertarian.com/2012/10/09/boo-catholic-teaching-on-ghosts/


I'll be over soon to check out Mustang's piece.

Silverfiddle said...

PBS can stand on its own. Government funding is only a small percentage of its overall revenue stream.

Bill Moyers alone uses the place as a lucrative cash cow, raking in millions per year.

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Since the libs took over Big Bird, there is nothing I want to support. It's just like art. If it's any good it will be bought and supported that way. "Crap" shouldn't be supported by my tax dollars. By the by ... that's coming from an artist.

Leticia said...

I heard this morning that Sesame Street has requested that the Obama campaign remove his add about Big Bird, if you haven't heard it. It's beyond ridiculous.

Bunkerville said...

Big bird received stimulus money and created 1.49. Jobs. Says it all.

Most Rev. Gregori said...

Big Bird is no different then the rest of the leftists, they all love to line up for their handouts, their "freebies", and the more they get, the more they want.

Radical Redneck said...

After reading the latest polls that are flooding the internet all this week showing that Mitt Romney has made significant gains with independent voters across the country, I couldn’t help myself from taking the unpleasant trip down the sewer to see the Progressives response. Tis there where I saw the predictable spin about the news that is on fire about the new results in the swing-state polls showing Mitt Romney making big gains in all three critical battleground states.
So to that news, may I say that the Real Freak Show Is how the Progressive Bloggers are trying to defend OBAMA LOUSY PERFORMANCE!
And it‘s worth mentioning that as of this very moment, Big Bird is still alive and Ambassador Stevens and his 3 staffers are Still Dead.

The Debonair Dudes World said...

How can a protest be spontaneous when the protestors bring rocket-propelled hand grenades and heavy weapons to a demonstration?