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#1 grggngll

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Posted 19 March 2017 - 02:42 PM

1. They do not need the money. In 2011, James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas secretly recorded senior NPR executives meeting with a potential donor and admitting that NPR “would be better off in the long run without federal funding.” NPR reports that it “receives less than 2 percent of its budget directly from CPB,” and has long anticipated the possibility of losing that.
2. Big Bird doesn’t work there anymore. In 2015, Sesame Street‘s production company signed a deal with HBO. The first HBO-hosted shows began in 2016, and only aired nine months later on PBS for children from less affluent households.entity. Using taxpayer funds to support one-sided news coverage is an abuse of taxpayer money.
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[font=inherit]4. PBS no longer produces content worth public investment.


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Edited by Baltimatt, 19 March 2017 - 04:36 PM.
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#2 EnochRoot

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Posted 19 March 2017 - 04:18 PM

Yes, let's turn to Breitbart to filter our views on public broadcasting.



#3 grggngll

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Posted 19 March 2017 - 04:29 PM

Yes, let's turn to Breitbart to filter our views on public broadcasting.

 

As opposed to who?



#4 ncbirdfan

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Posted 19 March 2017 - 04:40 PM

As opposed to who?

Only the official Trump media should be heard. Everyone else is fake news.



#5 EGoldstein

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Posted 19 March 2017 - 05:09 PM

As opposed to who?

Any source will real news, not the fake news you post and repost.  


Edited by EGoldstein, 19 March 2017 - 05:09 PM.


#6 FatBoy

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Posted 19 March 2017 - 05:20 PM

I would imagine most of Donny's supporters are not the type to patronize NPR or PBS.

 

It's mostly for libs.  :rolleyes:


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#7 Guido2

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Posted 19 March 2017 - 06:31 PM

Yes, let's turn to Breitbart to filter our views on public broadcasting.

 

I don't know which is funnier, using Breitbart as a news source as a start point for a forum or the fact that Big Bird flew the coop (get it) for more bucks with HBO.

 

And to be perfectly honest. If PBS goes away we likely will drop cable entirely. Most everything else except for some news channels is worthless crap.

 

Well except for Big Bang and NCIS. :lol: God save us for more channels being available for garbage like Two Broke Girls. More like Two Broke Tramps.


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#8 EGoldstein

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Posted 19 March 2017 - 06:36 PM

I would imagine most of Donny's supporters are not the type to patronize NPR or PBS.

 

It's mostly for libs.  :rolleyes:

You could say Donny and his supporters patronize Breitbart. it is mostly fibs.  



#9 FatBoy

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Posted 19 March 2017 - 06:43 PM

I don't know which is funnier, using Breitbart as a news source as a start point for a forum or the fact that Big Bird flew the coop (get it) for more bucks with HBO.

 

And to be perfectly honest. If PBS goes away we likely will drop cable entirely. Most everything else except for some news channels is worthless crap.

 

Well except for Big Bang and NCIS. :lol: God save us for more channels being available for garbage like Two Broke Girls. More like Two Broke Tramps.

If it weren't for sports, I'd drop cable for sure. I stream Hulu more than I watch TV.


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#10 Guido2

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Posted 19 March 2017 - 08:45 PM

If it weren't for sports, I'd drop cable for sure. I stream Hulu more than I watch TV.

 I gotta firestick sitting on the table since Xmas. I'd better get on it.

 

When cable first came out. It was good. But much like pro-sports expanding and watering down the talent pool, cable has literally 1000's of channels and nothing is on.

Sunday night....Big Bang repeats are the best available.



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Posted 20 March 2017 - 03:22 AM

I don't know which is funnier, using Breitbart as a news source as a start point for a forum or the fact that Big Bird flew the coop (get it) for more bucks with HBO.

 

And to be perfectly honest. If PBS goes away we likely will drop cable entirely. Most everything else except for some news channels is worthless crap.

 

Well except for Big Bang and NCIS. :lol: God save us for more channels being available for garbage like Two Broke Girls. More like Two Broke Tramps.

 

You can get PBS of the air waves with a regular antenna in most metropolitan areas. For free.



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Posted 20 March 2017 - 07:23 AM

I don't know which is funnier, using Breitbart as a news source as a start point for a forum or the fact that Big Bird flew the coop (get it) for more bucks with HBO.

 

And to be perfectly honest. If PBS goes away we likely will drop cable entirely. Most everything else except for some news channels is worthless crap.

 

Well except for Big Bang and NCIS. :lol: God save us for more channels being available for garbage like Two Broke Girls. More like Two Broke Tramps.

 

 

PBS goes away for fund raising a little too much. 2 weekends in a row for it.



#13 ncbirdfan

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 07:29 AM

PBS goes away for fund raising a little too much. 2 weekends in a row for it.

Are you advocating that they should get more money from the government?



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Posted 20 March 2017 - 08:50 AM

It would seem to me that PBS and NPR cater to the affluent.  Should tax dollars be used to subsidize the rich?



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Posted 20 March 2017 - 08:52 AM

Why would it seem that way to you?  :confused:


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Posted 20 March 2017 - 08:57 AM

Poor people just can't relate to Big Bird  :(



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Posted 20 March 2017 - 09:04 AM

It would seem to me that PBS and NPR cater to the affluent.  Should tax dollars be used to subsidize the rich?

 

Explain please.



#18 FatBoy

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 09:11 AM

Explain please.

They user big words and talk all fancy like.


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#19 mrsmlh

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 09:14 AM

They user big words and talk all fancy like.

 

:D



#20 ms maggie

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 09:16 AM

It would seem to me that PBS and NPR cater to the affluent. Should tax dollars be used to subsidize the rich?



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