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Poll: Should the federal government cut its funding of PBS?
MSN.com ^ | 10/4/2012

Posted on 10/04/2012 10:24:08 PM PDT by South40

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: freepapoll; freepthispoll; poll

1 posted on 10/04/2012 10:24:14 PM PDT by South40
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To: South40

FReeEEeePED:

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%


2 posted on 10/04/2012 10:32:12 PM PDT by Bon of Babble (The Road to Ruin is Always Kept in Good Repair)
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To: South40

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?

Thought so


3 posted on 10/04/2012 10:45:39 PM PDT by wastedyears (The First Law of Heavy Metal: Not all metal is satanic.)
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To: wastedyears

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?


4 posted on 10/04/2012 10:52:27 PM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." - Barack Hussein Obama - Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009.)
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To: South40

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.


5 posted on 10/04/2012 10:54:57 PM PDT by Vinylly
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To: South40

It’s not there.

Defund PBS


6 posted on 10/04/2012 10:58:17 PM PDT by wastedyears (The First Law of Heavy Metal: Not all metal is satanic.)
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To: South40

Just for the record...

45 %

Yes
225,866 votes

6 %

I support cuts if ‘Sesame Street’ is left alone.
31,285 votes

43 %

No
216,838 votes

6 %

Not sure
27,711 votes

Total Responses: 501,700
Results are updated every minute.


7 posted on 10/04/2012 10:59:52 PM PDT by ssschev (Pick up the can, throw out the trash.)
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To: South40

Start cuts with Sesame Street.


8 posted on 10/04/2012 11:08:27 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Obama at the UN: The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam.)
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To: Bon of Babble

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


9 posted on 10/04/2012 11:11:18 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Start with Big Bird.


10 posted on 10/04/2012 11:12:11 PM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." - Barack Hussein Obama - Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Start with Big Bird.


11 posted on 10/04/2012 11:12:11 PM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." - Barack Hussein Obama - Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009.)
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To: South40

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.


12 posted on 10/04/2012 11:23:38 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Obama at the UN: The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam.)
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To: South40

Should taxpayers support cable programming?


13 posted on 10/05/2012 12:04:34 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama likes to claim credit for getting Osama. Why hasn't he tried Khalid Sheikh Mohammed yet?)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
I didn't watch mush German television when I was there. I was never in Berlin, either. I spent time in Köln, Frankfurt and various other locales in Rhineland. I would love to return and see Berlin and other places including Bavaria.

I don't blame you for preventing your child from watching such garbage. I never watched it and I am perfectly normal.

14 posted on 10/05/2012 12:10:56 AM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." - Barack Hussein Obama - Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009.)
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To: wastedyears

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.


15 posted on 10/05/2012 12:30:25 AM PDT by pepsionice
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To: Bon of Babble; All

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)


16 posted on 10/05/2012 12:32:52 AM PDT by KGeorge
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To: wastedyears

Well, in fairness, the TV was not invented at the time the Constitution was written. ;)


17 posted on 10/05/2012 1:07:22 AM PDT by Pinkbell
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To: Pinkbell

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.


18 posted on 10/05/2012 1:11:10 AM PDT by antceecee (Bless us Father.. have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
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To: South40

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.
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19 posted on 10/05/2012 2:21:43 AM PDT by MagnoliaB
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To: South40
45 % Yes 229,431 votes 6 % I support cuts if 'Sesame Street' is left alone. 31,756 votes 43 % No 221,043 votes 6 % Not sure 28,075 votes
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I don't think 43 + 6% bleeding hearts realize how much royalties the makers of Sesame Street gets and how much PBS makes through donations and grants without the Federal funding.

Which also makes me believe this poll is not only being Freeped, but DUmbed down.
20 posted on 10/05/2012 2:23:33 AM PDT by hawaiianninja (Palm note to self: Work for a successful 2012! +Throw the liberal garbage out!)
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To: South40; 2ndDivisionVet; A knight without armor; Alexander Rubin; all the best; AmericaUnite; ...
277k votes. yikes! what the heck.

FREEP THIS POLL ***PING!*** FRmail me if you want to be added or removed from the Fearless Poll-Freeping Freepers Ping list. And be sure to ping me to any polls that need Freepin', if I miss them. (looks like a medium volume list) (gordongekko909, founder of the pinglist, stays on the list until his ghost signs up for the list)

21 posted on 10/05/2012 2:33:27 AM PDT by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: South40

Why give MSN clicks?


22 posted on 10/05/2012 2:35:00 AM PDT by NY.SS-Bar9 (Mitt has dogs for pets - Obama had them for lunch)
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To: South40

Cut funding and take possession.

Sell off the properties to recoup a little bit of the millions and millions of taxpayer dollars sunk into the enterprise.


23 posted on 10/05/2012 3:34:34 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Obamaspeak: An army of pompous phrases marching across the landscape in search of an idea.)
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To: South40

They should cut their funding of everything they fund. Cut it all by 20 percent minimum.


24 posted on 10/05/2012 3:57:29 AM PDT by mamelukesabre
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To: South40

Big Bird is the 1%


25 posted on 10/05/2012 4:05:10 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: hawaiianninja; dynachrome; All

hawaiianninja said
“I don’t think 43 + 6% bleeding hearts realize how much royalties the makers of Sesame Street gets and how much PBS makes through donations and grants without the Federal funding. “

No joke. The run on Tickle me Elmo, alone. + PBS/ NPR are favorite “pet charities”. They definitely *would* close the gap & quickly. Re DU- oh, no doubt! (I imagine it’s in the “meta” forum, though)

to dynachrome- I bet as many people feel strongly about this as about illegals. This just isn’t what government is for, at any level. (Next stop: National Endowment for the Arts & those “special conservation projects” like providing cabins for the Ridley turtle researchers on Padre Island & other nonsense going on in our national parks.) If people knew just how *much* money is leaving DC for totally frivolous & unnecessary reasons, we probably *would* see a mob in DC.


26 posted on 10/05/2012 4:11:10 AM PDT by KGeorge
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To: Berlin_Freeper

“Start cuts with Sesame Street”

Agreed!! I never turned the television on when my daughters were very young - we had better things to do. Theye barely knew we owned one. I taught them the alphabet myself and the one who is now 20 and an acting BFA had mastered reading before kindergarten. Sesame Street and all early television contributes to ADD and short attention spans because it does not encourage concentration skills. If anything it actively discourages concentration skills. So called educational TV also sets up the expectation that learning = shallow electronic entertainment. Reading real books IS fun, but forms a different set of skills that the young brain needs to be taught to value. There is a window for this formation, and the foundation is not laid by watching TV, “educational” or otherwise.


27 posted on 10/05/2012 4:16:50 AM PDT by stonehouse01 (Equal rights for unborn women)
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To: Bon of Babble

46 %
Yes
233,832 votes

6 %
I support cuts if ‘Sesame Street’ is left alone.
32,271 votes

43 %
No
224,964 votes

5 %
Not sure
28,514 votes

Total Responses: 519,581


28 posted on 10/05/2012 4:18:02 AM PDT by Tigercap
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To: pepsionice
By the end of 1990s...both NPR and PBS had become comical political machines......

I used to watch some of the PBS shows but I can't remember the last time I turned to that channel. Every nature show is the same, global warming, habitat destruction, blah, blah.

MTV went the same way. Originally all music videos (my kids watched, I didn't) and now it's an indoctrination channel. Really nasty stuff.
Girls 16 y.o. are intentionally getting pregnant to audition for one of their shows 'Sixteen and Pregnant. That's sick.
I'm not going to say 'remove it', but it should be a premium channel, or at least not in the basic and extended pkg.

29 posted on 10/05/2012 4:41:04 AM PDT by Vinnie (A)
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To: South40
Romney hit the nail on the head when in the debate he said this:

What things would I cut from spending? Well, first of all, I will eliminate all programs by this test — if they don't pass it: Is the program so critical it's worth borrowing money from China to pay for it? And if not, I'll get rid of it.

30 posted on 10/05/2012 6:40:03 AM PDT by New Jersey Realist (America: home of the free because of the brave)
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To: New Jersey Realist

God bless the bishop if he was telling the truth, and actually will stand by it, this time.


31 posted on 10/05/2012 6:44:59 AM PDT by Tuanedge (Warriors victorious in a hundred battles, flee when a tiger enters their tent.)
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