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    Re: Al Jazeera's Presence on PBS Alarms Some

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    libs and anti-American scum...
    Excuse me? I'm anti-American scum for defending Sesame Street?
    Are you saying that all those shows on PBS are so crappy that they can not survive without the aid of tax payers? Tax payers shouldn't be aiding/subsidizing failing businesses.
    Well, in order to have at least some informed, educated people in this country, I'm afraid we're going to have to continue to subsidize PBS. Maybe PBS cannot survive on market factors alone, but this only shows how little the market values the availability of the quality journalism required to maintain a minimally decent democracy. Fox, CNN, MSNBC don't really have much journalism, they have entertainment.
    It's hard times for real journalism. Newspapers can't survive on their own any more either. And is this only because of the availability of online sources of journalism? I think not, I think it has to do with people's preference for entertainment over news, information and education. And this is bad! And a menacing omen for our future. PBS is more needed than ever. If you manage to kill off PBS, it will mark a historic turning point: the official descent into the idiocracy.
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    Re: Al Jazeera's Presence on PBS Alarms Some

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    that was NOT Al Jazeera.. gezzz That was Hamas TV.
    There's a difference?

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    Re: Al Jazeera's Presence on PBS Alarms Some

    Quote Originally Posted by faminedynasty View Post
    Well, in order to have at least some informed, educated people in this country, I'm afraid we're going to have to continue to subsidize PBS. Maybe PBS cannot survive on market factors alone, but this only shows how little the market values the availability of the quality journalism required to maintain a minimally decent democracy. Fox, CNN, MSNBC don't really have much journalism, they have entertainment.

    It's hard times for real journalism. Newspapers can't survive on their own any more either. And is this only because of the availability of online sources of journalism? I think not, I think it has to do with people's preference for entertainment over news, information and education. And this is bad! And a menacing omen for our future. PBS is more needed than ever. If you manage to kill off PBS, it will mark a historic turning point: the official descent into the idiocracy.
    Oh my, on this one. I think the official descent into idiocracy began with the 2006 mid-term elections of Democrats into the majority and became a reality when Obama was elected.

    Again, some of this is personal opinion but much of it based on facts. But the notion that in order to be educated one must have subsidized public TV requires some major willful denial.

    I am amused when I see Liberals make this claim when Liberals who infest our education systems are the reason our children are getting "dumber." Most graduate high school without a clue about the Constitution, our laws, Capital markets or economics and barely have the mathematic or English skills beyond the sixth grade.

    We are spoon fed emotional pabulum by the mainstream media and taught that only Government can succeed where free enterprise has failed; but the qualification is Government that is led and controlled by intellectual Liberals who know better what we need than we ourselves do.

    Carry on; thanks for the hysterics.

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    Re: Al Jazeera's Presence on PBS Alarms Some

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    I think the confusion here stems from the fact that there are 2 versions of news presented by Al-Jazerra. One of them is in Arabic, and it is pretty radical stuff, presented to the Middle East population. The other is Al-Jazeera English, which is presented to the rest of the world, and is pretty moderate stuff, compared to the Arabic broadcasts. Yes, Al-Jazeera does have a political bent in favor of its agenda. So does Tucker Carlson, yet righties on this board had no problem when he got his own PBS show a while back, and that pissed off Liberals to no end.
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    How exactly do you know whats broadcast on the Arabic version?

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    Re: Al Jazeera's Presence on PBS Alarms Some

    Rotfl! Citing Fox News as a source for criticizing a media outlet is like sending your kids to the Michael Moore School of Healthy Living.

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    Re: Al Jazeera's Presence on PBS Alarms Some

    Quote Originally Posted by Truth Detector View Post
    Oh my, on this one. I think the official descent into idiocracy began with the 2006 mid-term elections of Democrats into the majority and became a reality when Obama was elected.
    I don't think that the election of a brilliant constitutional law professor is consistent with the idiocracy concept, wheras replacing informative and educational media with entertainment only media is. You may hate Obama, you can argue that he is evil or a communist, but when you people try to pretend that he is stupid or indicative of a trend towards stupidity in the wake of the Bush administration you begin to look quite silly.
    But the notion that in order to be educated one must have subsidized public TV requires some major willful denial.
    Democracy requires an informed and aware populous and PBS is one of the few news outlets offering the objective and in depth journalism required for this.
    I am amused when I see Liberals make this claim when Liberals who infest our education systems are the reason our children are getting "dumber."
    Yes, infestation. Much like vermin, yes? And what do we do with the "vermin" who infest... Yes... What indeed?
    Most graduate high school without a clue about the Constitution, our laws, Capital markets or economics and barely have the mathematic or English skills beyond the sixth grade.
    And your solution is less journalism and the elimination of educational television? makes sense.
    Last edited by faminedynasty; 04-10-09 at 09:46 PM.
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