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    Re: De-fund NPR and PBS

    Quote Originally Posted by repeter View Post
    If you're implying that NPR and PBS were tbe British, they didn't leave until the 1800's
    Stop confusing the issue with facts!
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    Re: De-fund NPR and PBS

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    I hope you realize that NPR and PBS don't control all media, and brainwash people. That's basically what you're implying, and thats stupid beyond all reason.
    I did not imply that at all about DNC GOVERNMENT RADIO/TV INC...........
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    Re: De-fund NPR and PBS

    Quote Originally Posted by Mellie View Post
    Do you agree or disagree that we need to stop giving federal $$ to NPR and PBS? I'd like someone who disagree with the defunding, to give some good reasons why the taxpayers should be forced to give money to a radio and TV station.

    Thank you.
    I voted that we should de-fund PBS,NPR and any other tax payer funded tv or radio station. These things have no business being funded by tax payers. If a business can not survive on its own then it should fail. I love This Old House, Ask This Old, new Yankee Workshop and a variety of other shows that come on PBS but at the same time those shows should not be propped up by tax payers.
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    Re: De-fund NPR and PBS

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    I voted that we should de-fund PBS,NPR and any other tax payer funded tv or radio station. These things have no business being funded by tax payers. If a business can not survive on its own then it should fail. I love This Old House, Ask This Old, new Yankee Workshop and a variety of other shows that come on PBS but at the same time those shows should not be propped up by tax payers.
    I agree that those shows shouldn't get taxpayer funding.

    However, PBS also provides/provided funding for Sesame Street, Mr. Roger's Neighborhood, Bill Nye the Science Guy, and Wishbone.

    Sesame Street and Mr. Roger's Neighborhood provides basic educational television for children. Bill Nye's show was entertainment about science for tweens. Wishbone exposed tweens to literature.

    Now I don't like all of PBS' content. However, I think that taxpayer funding should focus on educational content like the kind I mentioned because, well, it's educational. I mean the educational system gets blasted for being so low, but we also have to remember that school isn't the only way people can be exposed to learning.

    So here's my question to you, and to others who are willing to answer it: would you agree to NPR and PBS if they content they produced focused more on educational shows?
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    Re: De-fund NPR and PBS

    Quote Originally Posted by Badmutha View Post
    I did not imply that at all about DNC GOVERNMENT RADIO/TV INC...........
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    I love that you don't even dispute that you believe NPR and PBS brainwash people
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    Re: De-fund NPR and PBS

    NPR/PBS is not funded by the government they get some of their funding from the government. There is a huge difference. Part of the greatness of NPR comes from the fact that it is not biased by a corporate owner. Both are the best source of in depth, unbiased news. PBS provides so much educational programing for families and for schools. They both deserve all the support they can get.
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    Re: De-fund NPR and PBS

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    I agree that those shows shouldn't get taxpayer funding.

    However, PBS also provides/provided funding for Sesame Street, Mr. Roger's Neighborhood, Bill Nye the Science Guy, and Wishbone.

    Sesame Street and Mr. Roger's Neighborhood provides basic educational television for children. Bill Nye's show was entertainment about science for tweens. Wishbone exposed tweens to literature.

    Now I don't like all of PBS' content. However, I think that taxpayer funding should focus on educational content like the kind I mentioned because, well, it's educational. I mean the educational system gets blasted for being so low, but we also have to remember that school isn't the only way people can be exposed to learning.

    So here's my question to you, and to others who are willing to answer it: would you agree to NPR and PBS if they content they produced focused more on educational shows?
    Even those shows should not be funded buy the government. Let Nickelodeon, ABC,CBS, Disney or who ever have those shows. Its content should not matter. TV and radio stations should not get any funding from tax payers.
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    Re: De-fund NPR and PBS

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Even those shows should not be funded buy the government. Let Nickelodeon, ABC,CBS, Disney or who ever have those shows. Its content should not matter. TV and radio stations should not get any funding from tax payers.
    The problem is, then it would turn into something like Fox or MSNBC, useless partisan bulls**t. Right now, it maintains a decent amount of objectivity, a load more than the other big "news" agencies put together.
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    Re: De-fund NPR and PBS

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Even those shows should not be funded buy the government. Let Nickelodeon, ABC,CBS, Disney or who ever have those shows. Its content should not matter.
    But the focus of those networks aren't to provide educational shows. Rather, it's to provide entertainment.

    But don't you think our society would be better off if educational content was available to everyone via the television and radio?
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    Re: De-fund NPR and PBS

    Quote Originally Posted by repeter View Post
    The problem is, then it would turn into something like Fox or MSNBC, useless partisan bulls**t.
    What educational shows on non-tax payer funded tv do that?


    Right now, it maintains a decent amount of objectivity, a load more than the other big "news" agencies put together.
    If it gets enough viewership then it should survive on regular tv. It should not get tax payer dollars just for a handful of viewers.
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