Skip to comments.Poll: Should the federal government cut its funding of PBS?
Posted on 10/04/2012 10:24:08 PM PDT by South40
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Poll needs FReeping — and a lot of it!! Get to it FRiends.
Should the federal government cut its funding of PBS?
Yes: 45 %
I support cuts if ‘Sesame Street’ is left alone: 6%
No: 43 %
Not Sure: 6%
Where in the Constitution or Bill of Rights does it give the federal government the power to have a television station?
Oh, you mean it’s not in either document?
Where in the Constitution is it written that the federal government has the right to spend taxpayer dollars on a television station that promulgates propaganda favorable to any political party?
I like some programs on Public TV, Mystery, and Masterpiece Theater being two. However I agree with Romney. If Public TV can’t compete on their own, then they are no more then welfare recipients on the government dole. They must go. This applies to the National Endowment For The Arts, which sponsers obscene artwork as in ‘Pi** Chirst’, the crusifix emersed in a jar of urine, for $15,000 of taxpayer money, and Planned Parenthood, the slaughter of innocent children at taxpayer expense. I’m sure there will be others to de-fund as well that have thrown away taxpayer money, not for the betterment of society.
It’s not there.
Just for the record...
I support cuts if ‘Sesame Street’ is left alone.
Total Responses: 501,700
Results are updated every minute.
Start cuts with Sesame Street.
A spokesperson for CTW said Sesame Street does not get federal funds. So there is no way to cut off Big Bird. he’s a 1%er
The German Sesame Street has a talking toilet.
My 3 year old doesn’t know what Sesame Street is and never will, at least until she moves out.
Should taxpayers support cable programming?
I don't blame you for preventing your child from watching such garbage. I never watched it and I am perfectly normal.
I was one of those early listeners of National Public Radio, and viewers of PBS...in the mid-70s. I will admit that for the first five years...I think it filled a huge void in most of America. For a kid in northwest Alabama, they carried jazz, opera, and classical music. They featured people reading poetry and classical stories.
All of this continued on, until you started to notice in the late 1980s...some changes. News finally got added, although you couldn’t understand why because 99 percent of all other radio stations already carried that.
By the end of 1990s...both NPR and PBS had become comical political machines. If I went back to Alabama today....the local NPR station doesn’t carry much of any classical, opera, or jazz music. Seventy percent of what they deliver is related to news or politics. If I were going to continue funding of NPR....I’d demand that they lessen their news continue to roughly five minutes an hour, and get back to the old fashion delivery vehicle.
Not much change @ 2:27 AM CDT
45% Yes (227,707 votes)
6% If Sesame Street is left alone (Good grief!)
43% No (219,088)
6% Not sure (27,908)
(Hmm maybe it’s one of those that never changes. MSLSD, after all)
Well, in fairness, the TV was not invented at the time the Constitution was written. ;)
Translate TV to media or press and they are to be independent of government. PBS is an invitation to propaganda by govt. That invitation has already been accepted and content has been transmitted repeatedly to the citizens for well over 30 years.
Done. No Fed funding. Sink or swim on your own merits.
45 % Yes
6 % I support cuts if ‘Sesame Street’ is left alone.
43 % No
6 % Not sure
Total Responses: 510,495
Results are updated every minute.