Skip to comments.PBS: Re-Educating America’s Schoolchildren
Posted on 07/05/2012 9:44:41 AM PDT by Academiadotorg
When most people think of the Corporation for Public Broadcastings education programs, they remember the gentle Mr. Rogers welcoming children to his home, or documentaries offering exciting encounters with whales and other exotic creatures.
These shows still exist. But CPB today produces lessons that glorify the Black Panthers and riots and protests of the 1960s, present rocker Patti Smith as a patriot for singing songs that condemn President George W. Bush, vilify Wal-Mart, and sanctify environmentalist Rachel Carson. Although their educational materials claim to be objective, the truth is that their unrelenting ideological slant that promotes the politics of protest and civil disobedience is aimed at re-educating children into becoming far-left activists.
But whenever there are attempts to cut federal funding to CPB, the corporation points to its educational programming as proof that the approximately $450 million it receives annually from federal taxpayers is being put to good use. Big Bird and other members of the cast of Sesame Street show up in Congress to tell members of the educational value of CPB-funded programs.
The same justification is offered by state affiliates. For example, in 2011, Georgia Public Broadcastings marketing vice president, Nancy Zintak, defended their executives salaries by explaining that 80,000 Georgia teachers have downloaded data more than 5 million times from GPBs educational website.
Georgia taxpayers directly fund half of GPBs annual $29 million budget. Millions more are funneled through the states public university budgets.
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NPR/PBS must be taken off the taxpayers’ dime.
Let these communists raise their own money. Maybe Castro would be interested in helping them out.
It was a good show. I expected a follow-up to be done -- Northern sympathizer, Southern sympathizer, looking at the American Civil War from both sides. That show was never created.
Although PBS obviously felt somewhat comfortable presenting the rhetorical position of "Why shouldn't we all be subjects of a monarch living across the ocean?" apparently PBS was not going to touch the rhetorical question of "Slavery is legal, so who the heck does Abraham Lincoln think he is?"
Even when PBS does something good, you can still see how shackled they are to a revisionist, Anti-American ideology.
We need to cut spending and cutting PBS is a no-brainer.
Or even better: Why would we stay in a government that treats us-as-states differently than the north?* (There were several tariffs that were applied to southern goods virtually exclusively because they were not produced in the north.)
* -- That same question could be asked in the reconstruction era, and incidentally all of the bad juju that went on in suppressing the southern satats. (The 14th Amendment is one such item, it was never properly ratified.)
...glorify the Black Panthers and riots and protests of the 1960s, present rocker Patti Smith as a "patriot" for singing songs that condemn President George W. Bush, vilify Wal-Mart, and sanctify environmentalist Rachel Carson.
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