why save pbs

why save pbs

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    1. Isn’t government funding only about 10% of PBS’s budget? They will survive.

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    2. Frontline is the greatest show on television.

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    3. If you like it, then you pay for it. Why make the rest of us? It works for 200+ other channels.

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      • Because it eventually turns into The Learning Channel.

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        • Their own executives admitted that they don’t need Federal funding. They have a cult following that will always be willing to shell out money to them voluntarily. There is simply no need for them to take money from those of us that don’t consume their product.

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          • “Their own executives admitted that they don’t need Federal funding. ”

            Very good. This is the first thing you have said that’s based on a fact. But you’re still ignoring the point. I expect you to use this lower in the thread.

            “They have a cult following that will always be willing to shell out money to them voluntarily. ”

            Another arbitrary statement.

            “There is simply no need for them to take money from those of us that don’t consume their product.”

            Do you consume M60’s?

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    4. PBS is better than 90% of what’s on TV.

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    5. Save Nascar, defund PBS.

      Save big business, kill teacher unions.

      Next they’re going after AARP. Guess they got bold after attacking easy prey. That’s going to be hilarious.

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      • Ya its a big bad boogieman who is out to…take back money that isn’t yours.

        PBS is a joke and teachers shouldn’t be allowed to have unions. I talked to one on the weekend who makes 90K a year teaching French to 10 year olds.

        The leftist Nazis are scared because their run is done. Its a good thing.

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        • Why are you using an example from Canada in a discussion of US issues? Just so you know, a teacher is lucky to break 40k in the US.

          I’m sure you have a rational reason for believing what you’re saying. You not just going along with whatever right wing talking point you’ve been told to believe.

          Haha, who am I kidding?

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      • I still fail to understand why the NASCAR thing is a big deal?

        The Armed Forces have enlistment advertisements everywhere. Why is one that is targeted at one of if not their biggest supporters(rednecks) such a big deal?

        Also PBS will be perfectly fine without public support, hell they might be better off without it.

        Also if there is one demographic of Americans that haven’t taken their fair brunt of the economic downturn/government cuts its the elderly so hopefully they will take their fair share soon too.

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    6. If you listen and don’t contribute to PBS/NPR you’re a thief. Only 1 in 10 actually do pay. That’s a shame. Supposedly 170,000,000 listen/watch NPR and PBS. If only a third of those paid a fucking dollar we wouldn’t need to have this conversation.

      Pay what you owe, nyugah.

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    7. Amused by the first one. 3 MILLION people IS less than 1% of America’s population, silly.

      I still like PBS though.

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    8. If PBS and NPR have such valuable products, they will survive without stealing my hard earned money.

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    9. They will be defunded and they will survive or not.
      I for one will not miss either of them if they don’t.

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