“I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute.” - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.
Tacticalevildan: "Right, because being entirely privately funded has protected CNN, MSNBC and the big three from being constantly accused of liberal bias."
Are you somehow under the impression the discussion is about protecting NPR's reputation? Don't be silly. They would still have the same bias they already have but taxpayers wouldn't be forced to support them.
Enemies? Nixon? Noooo, I think you're thinking of the guy who said, "We reward our friends and punish our enemies." Unfortunately, his enemies aren't our enemies. Or maybe it was those folks who whined endlessly about the vast right-wing conspiracy. Remember those folks? And if you want to talk about someone with enemies, real or imagined, consider the new mayor of Chicago.
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Catawa is my favorite bleeding heart liberal.
Right now Les Miserables is on PBS. How else would this glorious music be accessible to everyone. Listening to it on CD is just not the same. What a loss PBS and NPR would be.
~Fighting for peace is like screwing for virginity.
~I have as much authority as the Pope, I just don't have as many people who believe it.
~If all the world is a stage, where is the audience sitting?
I'm already gearing up for Finger Vote 2014.
Just for reference, means my post was a giant steaming pile of sarcasm.