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    Re: De-fund NPR and PBS

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    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?
    Disney, Nickelodeon and other tv stations can fill those roles.
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    Re: De-fund NPR and PBS

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    NPR and PBS provides some of the best news, and educational programing in the country, and it would hurt the nation to defund them. The fact is that, even if you defund everything besides the military, social security, and medicare, we will still have a deficit. We need to cut those programs, this is just politicians pretending to do something about the deficit, nothing more.
    It's not in the Constitution, defund the bastards.
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    Re: De-fund NPR and PBS

    Quote Originally Posted by repeter View Post
    I love that you don't even dispute that you believe NPR and PBS brainwash people
    Where did I say DNC GOVERNMENT RADIO/TV INC. brainwashed people?
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    Re: De-fund NPR and PBS

    Quote Originally Posted by Layla_Z View Post
    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.
    Yeah you can tell its Unbiased by all the Bipartisan support going around.......
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    Re: De-fund NPR and PBS

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    It's not in the Constitution, defund the bastards.
    Alexander Hamilton would disagree.
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    Re: De-fund NPR and PBS

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    Alexander Hamilton would disagree.
    Alexander Hamilton supported tax payer newspapers(they didn't have radio or tv back then so this would be the equivalent) and wrote in the constitution?
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    Re: De-fund NPR and PBS

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Alexander Hamilton supported tax payer newspapers(they didn't have radio or tv back then so this would be the equivalent) and wrote in the constitution?
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    Re: De-fund NPR and PBS

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    So you got nothing and your answer is no its not constitutional since its nothing in the constitution for tax payer funded tv and radio stations.
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    Re: De-fund NPR and PBS

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    NPR and PBS provides some of the best news, and educational programing in the country, and it would hurt the nation to defund them.
    LOL! What? How?


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    Re: De-fund NPR and PBS

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    What educational shows on non-tax payer funded tv do that?
    What educational non-taxpayer funded television shows do not just show partisan crap? BBC, CNN (to a certain extent), Bloomberg is pretty good, but thats about it.

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    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.
    If NPR/PBS were entertainment shows, where there is a clear bias and presentation of opinion rather than fact, then I would agree. However, NPR/PBS are educational and informative. Therefore, the same concepts do not apply because they are a different entity from regular television altogether.
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