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  • Billionaire Steyer Puts Money Toward Climate, Energy Issues

    02/25/2014 5:38:21 PM PST · by La Lydia · 28 replies
    NPR ^ | February 24, 2014 | David Greene
    DAVID GREENE, HOST: … wealthy donors like Tom Steyer are putting a pistol to someone's head, forcing their pet issues on candidates. Steyer himself sees things very differently. He quit his hedge fund with $1.5 billion and now in his view he's fighting as hard as he can with money and passion to do something very noble - save the planet. .. With plans to pour $100 million into key elections this year, Steyer joins this elite group of wealthy individuals trying to influence politicians and voters. Steyer says he doesn't agree with the growing influence of money in politics...
  • NPR's Liberal Attacks: Hour on Guns Includes Attack on NRA's Wayne LaPierre, Ted Nugent as Draft Dod

    01/12/2014 6:27:18 AM PST · by rktman · 18 replies
    Newsbusters.com ^ | 1/11/2014 | Tim Graham
    One reason commercial liberal talk radio’s never quite succeeded is that NPR is a network with liberal hosts, liberal guests, and liberal callers. This perfect storm of unanimity displayed itself on Thursday’s Diane Rehm Show, when they discussed the push for more gun control. There were no guests from the NRA, just moderate Richard Feldman, who wrote a book about his “confessions of a gun lobbyist.” On the other hand, Rehm brought on Mark Kelly, the astronaut husband of disabled ex-Rep. Gabrielle Giffords to talk up his new gun-control group, as well as an anti-gun New York Times reporter and...
  • Economist: ‘After 2016, All You See Is Unending Red Ink’

    11/12/2013 6:41:29 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | November 12, 2013 - 5:26 PM | Barbara Hollingsworth
    Douglas Holtz-Eakin, the former head of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers, says that if Republicans and Democrats can’t agree on a budget with significant spending cuts, “spending just keeps going up in an uninterrupted fashion as far as the eye can see. By 2016, all you can see is unending red ink.” He added that he has little confidence that the congressional budget committee meeting officially for just the second time on Wednesday will be able to agree on a budget for the rest of the fiscal year that puts the federal government on an economically sustainable course by...
  • The Rise & fall of Jim Crow (PBS: "Klan..a terrorist organization in service of...Democratic Party")

    10/27/2013 12:19:15 PM PDT · by BCrago66 · 42 replies
    PBS ^ | 2002 | Richard Wormser
    The Ku Klux Klan was formed as a social club by a group of Confederate Army veterans in Pulaski, Tennessee in the winter of 1865-66. The group adopted the name Ku Klux Klan from the Greek word "kyklos," meaning circle, and the English word clan. In the summer of 1867, the Klan became the "Invisible Empire of the South" at a convention in Nashville, Tennessee attended by delegates from former Confederate states. The group was presided over General Nathan Bedford Forrest, who is believed to have been the first Grand Wizard -- the title for the head of the organization.
  • Is It Ever Too Early To Launch A 2016 Presidential Bid? (Looking at us like bugs under a microscope)

    10/26/2013 3:49:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    National Public Radio ^ | October 25, 2013 | Tamara Keith and Audie Cornish
    Iowa Republicans hold their annual dinner Friday commemorating the life and career of Ronald Reagan, with Texas Senator Ted Cruz as the featured speaker. Cruz is widely viewed as a presidential contender in 2016. AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: As we just heard, Republican Party approval ratings are lower than ever, but that's not stopping Texas Senator Ted Cruz from taking a post-shutdown victory lap in Iowa tonight. Cruz is headlining the state Republican Party's annual Reagan dinner and he's often talked about as a potential presidential candidate. Iowa, of course, holds the first presidential caucus. NPR's Tamara Keith is in Des...
  • Liberal media love new Jesus book 'Zealot', fail to mention author is Muslim

    07/24/2013 1:25:13 PM PDT · by arthurus · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 24, 2013 | John S. Dickerson
    Reza Aslan, author of the new book, “Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth” has been interviewed on a host of media outlets in the last week. Riding a publicity wave, the book has surged to #2 on Amazon's list. Media reports have introduced Aslan as a “religion scholar” but have failed to mention that he is a devout Muslim. His book is not a historian’s report on Jesus. It is an educated Muslim’s opinion about Jesus -- yet the book is being peddled as objective history on national TV and radio. Aslan is not a trained historian.
  • Ad for new PBS show "Constitution USA" (I got a bad feeling about this)

    I just saw this ad for a new PBS show called Constitution USA, which premiers this week. According to the ad, the show seeks to answer the question: "Does the Constitution have what it takes to keep up with the lives, limits and freedoms of modern America?" Judging purely by the ad, I'd say that our Constitution is in for a real shellacking at the hands of PBS. Here's an excerpt of a review of the show by Variety: Sagal (host of NPR’s “Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me!”) frames the discussion with a gimmick, riding across the U.S. on red,...
  • PBS alters transcript to hide Obama gaffe

    Barack Obama has gone to Congress asking for more money to spend. The President, in a rambling and tedious exercise mixing blame with demands, made quite a few dubious statements in laying out the case for Congress to vote for the plan which as yet does not exist. Much like Obamacare, Congress must ultimately vote for the bill to know what is in it. At one point Mr. Obama made a major gaffe; he identified Abraham Lincoln as the founder of the Republican Party. Lincoln did not join the Republicans until 1856, over two years after the party was founded....
  • NPR: Obama Faces Grumbling On The Left

    07/30/2011 11:51:19 AM PDT · by maggief · 25 replies · 1+ views
    NPR ^ | July 30, 2011 | Corey Dade
    President Obama may have lost a direct hand in the debt-limit negotiations, but some of his liberal base is still seething at the concessions he was willing to make to Republicans — especially Social Security and Medicare cuts that may yet be in the offing. When a few hundred liberal activists protested outside the Capitol on Thursday, they vented most of their frustrations at Republican lawmakers — especially the Tea Party caucus — who called for deep cuts to safety net programs in exchange for raising the debt ceiling. But they also blamed Obama for agreeing to put entitlement programs...
  • Surprise: New NPR interim CEO a Democratic political contributor

    03/09/2011 12:40:11 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 30 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 3/9/11 | Jeff Poor
    If NPR is trying demonstrate in the wake of the video scandal that it embraces a diversity of viewpoints and is not the left-wing outlet it has been portrayed to be, its first move after the resignation of president and CEO Vivian Schiller isn’t a particularly good start. After Schiller announced her resignation on Wednesday, the NPR Board of Directors promptly named Joyce Slocum as NPR’s interim CEO. According to a statement from NPR, Slocum’s appointment was part of a CEO succession plan adopted by the Board in 2009. Slocum, however, appears to be just another Democrat. According to data...
  • NPR CEO says resignation was necessary

    03/09/2011 8:32:39 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 43 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 03/09/11 | Yahoo News
    WASHINGTON – National Public Radio President and CEO Vivian Schiller is not saying whether she offered to quit or was forced out by the organization's board of directions. Schiller told The Associated Press on Wednesday that she resigned after a discussion with the board. She stepped down a day after a conservative activist posted a video showing an NPR executive calling tea party Republicans xenophobic and racist.
  • E.P.A. and Public Broadcasting Are on House Republicans’ List for Deep Cuts (Kill Obamacare too!)

    02/12/2011 4:26:58 PM PST · by tobyhill · 33 replies
    ny times ^ | 2/12/2011 | CARL HULSE and DAVID M. HERSZENHORN
    House Republicans on Friday rolled out what they called historic cuts in federal spending after conservatives in the party’s new majority demanded that the leadership follow through on a pledge to carve $100 billion from the current year’s budget. The spending bill, put forward by the Appropriations Committee for consideration on the floor next week, proposes slashing a wide portfolio of domestic programs and foreign aid. It blocks the spending of about $2 billion in unused economic stimulus money and seeks to prevent the Internal Revenue Service from enforcing the new health care law. The measure also cuts financing directly...
  • Colorado Rep. Doug Lamborn introduces two bills to cut NPR funding

    01/07/2011 10:05:18 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 26 replies
    radio-info.com ^ | 1/7/11 | radio-info.com
    You can add another Republican name to the growing list of those who want to either slash or completely cut out government funding for National Public Radio. The Friday edition of the Daily Caller says Doug Lamborn has introduced two bills into the House that would completely eliminate NPR funding. H.R. 68 calls for the end of all funding to NPR's parent, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, while H.R. 69 would eliminate any government funding for NPR only, by 2013. Lamborn says "NPR claims that less than 2 percent of its total annual budget comes from the federal government. But...
  • Sarah Palin calls for Congress to defund NPR over Juan Williams’ firing

    10/21/2010 12:11:02 PM PDT · by American Dream 246 · 147 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/21/10 | Caroline May -
    In the wake of National Public Radio firing Juan Williams for comments he made about Muslims on “The O’Reilly Factor,” Sarah Palin took to her Facebook page Thursday afternoon to call for NPR’s defunding. “National Public Radio is a public institution that directly or indirectly exists because the taxpayers fund it,” she wrote. “And what do we, the taxpayers, get for this? We get to witness Juan Williams being fired from NPR for merely speaking frankly about the very real threat this country faces from radical Islam.” Palin acknowledged Williams’ past criticism of her, but asserted her devotion to free...
  • PBS host Smiley calls meeting to urge black agenda

    03/03/2010 6:14:23 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 24 replies · 770+ views
    AP ^ | 3 March 2010 | JESSE WASHINGTON
    Two months after ending his annual State of the Black Union conference, Tavis Smiley is gathering African-American advocates to press the case for a "black agenda." The decision was motivated by what Smiley called recent statements from some black leaders downplaying the need for President Barack Obama to specifically help African-Americans. "I was compelled to do it because of this debate," the activist and PBS talk show host said Wednesday. The panel discussion will be March 20 at Chicago State University. Panelists include advertising pioneer Tom Burrell, professors Michael Eric Dyson and Cornel West, Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan,...
  • Looking for Lincoln/(hurl alert)

    01/31/2010 9:02:10 AM PST · by 9422WMR · 18 replies · 388+ views
    PBS ^ | 01/29/10 | Henry Louis Gates
    Historian Henry Louis Gates Jr.'s quest to piece together Abraham Lincoln’s complex life takes him from Illinois to Gettysburg to Washington, D.C., and face-to-face with people who live with Lincoln every day – relic hunters, re-enactors, and others for whom the study of Lincoln is a passion.
  • Stop Donating A Single Penny To PBS/KCET As They Wish US "Happy Holidays" And Not "Merry Christmas"

    11/28/2009 11:08:56 PM PST · by Steelfish · 6 replies · 526+ views
    Isn't it an irony that PBS/KCET provides a number of Christmas Specials but their producers and supporters who ask for donations cannot bring themselves to wish its viewers a Merry Christmas? As part of the new Conservative Revolution from Tea- Parties to the Sarah Palin anti-RINOs movement, it's time to bring back the Christ into the Christ Mass . Christmas is coming the goose is getting fat, please put a penny in the PBS hat? No, siree, not a penny from me.
  • Bill Moyers to Leave Weekly Television (WHO on PBS? Along with Oprah, leftist TV takes a major hit)

    11/21/2009 11:34:23 AM PST · by Libloather · 27 replies · 1,284+ views
    NY Times ^ | 11/20/09 | ELIZABETH JENSEN
    Bill Moyers to Leave Weekly TelevisionBy ELIZABETH JENSEN; Compiled by DAVE ITZKOFF Published: November 20, 2009 The PBS mainstay Bill Moyers, left, said he was retiring from weekly television and would end his Friday night public affairs show, “Bill Moyers Journal,” on April 30, 2010. That date will also be the last for “Now on PBS,” which has been canceled. Mr. Moyers said he had been planning for some time to retire the program on Dec. 25 but was asked by PBS to raise the funds to continue through April, which he did. “I am 75 years old,” he said...
  • ‘Sesame Street’ Takes a Shot at Fox News

    11/09/2009 1:53:10 PM PST · by mlizzy · 22 replies · 1,111+ views
    Comcast ^ | 11-09-09 | Derek Collins
    While Fox News may be used to taking a never-ending beating from the liberal folks at CNN and MSNBC, you can bet they were not expecting a jab from venerable kids favorite, ‘Sesame Street.’ But that’s just what happened. Sesame Street, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary tomorrow with a visit from Michelle Obama, recently reaired an episode from a couple years ago - when the 2008 presidential election was in full swing - that has Oscar the Grouch launching his own television new channel called “GNN” - Grouchy News Network. After an atypical lighthearted broadcast, Grundgetta, a female Muppet...
  • FCC’s 'Diversity Officer' Wants to Force Private Stations to Fund Public Stations Dollar for Dollar

    08/13/2009 2:32:41 PM PDT · by UnalienablyRight · 26 replies · 1,239+ views
    NewsBusters.org ^ | 08/13/2009 | Seton Motley
    Matt Cover at the Media Research Center's News Division, CNSNews.com, has a piece out today entitled "FCC’s Chief Diversity Officer Wants Private Broadcasters to Pay a Sum Equal to Their Total Operating Costs to Fund Public Broadcasting." This is insane. The "Chief Diversity Officer" in question, Mark Lloyd, is calling for the gross operating budget for every private radio station each year to be the fee (tax) they pay for their broadcast license for the year, with the monies going to the always liberal public stations. With whom they then must compete for listeners.
  • PBS chief welcomes public TV funding under Obama (Gov TV alert)

    08/02/2009 6:57:34 PM PDT · by GSP.FAN · 11 replies · 1,161+ views
    AP ^ | Aug 02 09 | Lynn Elber
    PBS chief Paula Kerger (KUR'-gur) says budget numbers tell the tale of how public TV is faring under the Obama administration, compared to that of former President George W. Bush. Kerger said that the Corporation for Public Broadcasting's $430 million budget for this year was left intact by President Barack Obama, in contrast to the Bush administration's repeated bids to reduce or eliminate the federal subsidy. Kerger says Congress countered Bush's actions.
  • Public Broadcasting Bans Religious Speech

    06/17/2009 4:27:52 PM PDT · by tcg · 18 replies · 680+ views
    Catholic Online ^ | 6/18/09 | Deacon Keith Fournier
    On Tuesday June 16, 2009 the Board of Directors of the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) met in its offices in Crystal City, located in Arlington, Virginia, to discuss the pressing issues they face. Top on its agenda was to consider whether it would continue airing “religious programming” or allow any more such programming to be aired on its member stations in the future. In explaining its mission on its’ own website the Corporation notes “…that PBS is a private, nonprofit corporation, founded in 1969, whose members are America’s public TV stations. PBS provides quality TV programming and related services to...
  • PBS to Begin Phasing Out Religious Programming From Airwaves [Don't Give $$ to PBS]

    06/16/2009 6:57:45 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 20 replies · 969+ views
    FoxNews ^ | June 16, 2009
    PBS to Begin Phasing Out Religious Programming From Airwaves PBS board members have decided to enforce a rule barring religious broadcasts in a move that spells the beginning of the end for most spiritual shows like Catholic Masses and Mormon devotionals on public television. By Joseph Abrams FOXNews.com Tuesday, June 16, 2009 Former AmeriCorps Official Says Obama Removed Him for 'Doing My Job' PBS board members, who for 25 years have turned a blind eye to religious programming at some of their member stations' religious programing, have decided to enforce a rule banning the broadcasts -- a move that spells...
  • PBS board might pull the plug on WLAE's daily Mass

    06/15/2009 6:48:40 AM PDT · by nola61 · 15 replies · 3,595+ views
    The Times-Picayune ^ | June 15, 2009 3:17AM | Dave Walker
    A Public Broadcasting Service board in Washington will decide Tuesday if WLAE-Channel 32 can continue its daily live broadcast of the Catholic Mass celebrated at St. Louis Cathedral.
  • PBS to Excommunicate Affiliates

    05/18/2009 10:06:55 AM PDT · by NYer · 19 replies · 801+ views
    CMR ^ | May 18, 2009
    The "Mass for Shut-Ins" has been broadcast in Washington DC for 60 years ― the last thirteen on WHUT a PBS affiliate. WLAE in New Orleans, also a PBS affiliate, has been broadcasting a Mass since 1984. Now, PBS is considering a proposal that re-interprets a rule that would prohibit any PBS affiliate from broadcasting any religious (called sectarian) content or be refused the ability to broadcast PBS content. The existing rule requires affiliates to present programs that are noncommercial, nonpartisan and nonsectarian. However, the non-sectarian part of the rule has always been loosely interpreted as has, some would say,...
  • PBS Planning to Kick Out Stations That Broadcast 'Sectarian' Religious Programs

    05/17/2009 6:14:50 AM PDT · by chuck_the_tv_out · 22 replies · 1,148+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | May 17, 2009 - 07:47 | Tim Graham
    Here’s one sign that the zeitgeist in Barack Obama’s Washington is going to please the secular left. On Saturday, Washington Post reporter Paul Farhi highlighted a policy shift brewing inside PBS: the PBS Board is going to vote in June on a committee’s recommendation that PBS strip the affiliation of any station that carries "sectarian" content. Broadcast religious programming – like a Catholic Mass – and you’ll lose every PBS program from Sesame Street to the NewsHour. Apparently, PBS passed a fairness-and-balance policy in 1985 that insisted on "Three Nons" – noncommercial, nonpartisan, and nonsectarian. Are they serious? PBS routinely...
  • Al Jazeera's Presence on PBS Alarms Some

    04/09/2009 5:36:10 AM PDT · by metmom · 13 replies · 775+ views
    FOXNews.com ^ | Wednesday, April 08, 2009 | Eric Shawn
    Al Jazeera television is known for airing Islamic extremist videos and even hosted an on-air birthday celebration for convicted Lebanese terrorist Samir Kuntar who murdered four Israelis in 1979. "It is a professional institution but it is a militant institution that wants to convey an ideological Jihadi message," said Walid Phares, a terrorism analyst for FOX News. Critics charge that the Jihadist message now is making its way to public broadcasting in America.
  • US News, PBS Media Host Bonnie Erbe Defends View More Abortions Needed

    04/04/2009 10:54:35 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 39 replies · 1,286+ views
    Life News ^ | 4/3/09 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- US News & World Report contributing editor and PBS television show host Bonne Erbe came under fire for her celebration of abortion increases in light of the sour economy. Now, the media wallah is defending her position after hearing news that the use of food stamps has risen.The use of food stamps, according to Agriculture Department figures, rose in all but four states during January and three states saw usage rise more than five percent."I blogged earlier this week about the rise in birth control usage and abortion due to the recession," Erbe writes today....
  • NPR Fawns Over Newspaper Editor who hosts online list of all Tennessee Conceal Carry Permit Holders

    03/21/2009 6:07:02 AM PDT · by CENSEI · 25 replies · 809+ views
    NPR ^ | March 21 2009 | CENSEI
    Should gun ownership be a private matter? After a Memphis newspaper put a searchable database on its website of all people licensed to carry a hand gun in Tennessee, the NRA went ballistic. The paper’s editor Chris Peck says the database is a legal, not to mention profitable, part of its online operation.
  • PBS's Erbe: Pope Benedict 'Horrifically Ignorant'

    03/19/2009 3:15:50 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 32 replies · 1,265+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | March 18, 2009 | Ken Shepherd
    Hell hath no fury like a feminist writer directing a hissy fit at the pope. Bonnie Erbe -- the US News & World Report contributing editor and PBS "To the Contrary" host who argued that Bristol Palin is more "mature" than her abstinence education-advocating mother -- finds the pope "horrifically ignorant" when it comes to HIV/AIDS. What exactly did the pontiff say that set Erbe off? Try, "AIDS cannot be overcome by the distribution of condoms," hardly a controversial, implausible statement, but one that, to Erbe, showed the pope has "no sympathy" for women in Africa. Yet in the...
  • *PBS's Erbe: Dems Must 'Gerrymander Away', Politicize Upcoming Census*

    03/04/2009 1:54:19 AM PST · by Cyropaedia · 9 replies · 606+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | March 3, 2009 | Ken Shepherd
    PBS's Erbe: Dems Must 'Gerrymander Away', Politicize Upcoming CensusTaxpayer-subsidized journalist Bonnie Erbe has some advice for Democrats: use the 2010 Census and subsequent redistricting to your maximum advantage to gerrymander and "gender-mander" the Congress chock full of left-wing constituencies. Writes the PBS "To the Contrary" host on a March 3 post at her Jefferson Street blog at US News & World Report (emphasis mine):Depoliticize the Census? Surely they jest! Taking politics out of the Census is like taking milk out of the cow or coal out of Newcastle or diamonds out of Tiffany. Politics is the lifeblood of the Census—without...
  • Public broadcasting stations cut staff, budget

    02/03/2009 12:51:00 PM PST · by SmithL · 16 replies · 590+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 2/3/9 | Joe Garofoli
    Northern California Public Broadcasting will cut 13 percent of its budget and lay off 30 employees because the recession has reduced the corporate giving that funds much of the organization. The stations' 291 employees were told Monday of the move, which officials expect will save $8 million. No reporters will leave San Francisco's KQED-FM, and no TV staff will depart, officials said. Employees with enough seniority were offered a buyout package; others were dismissed immediately.KQED-TV, which produces shows such as "Check, Please!" and "Quest," will continue to develop new episodes this spring, but production of future episodes of all series...
  • PBS: 'Obama Is Our First Truly American President'

    Did you know that Barack Obama is our first truly American president? You didn't? Well, according to Emmy Award winning commentator John Ridley he is.
  • First Chris Matthews, Now Tavis Smiley - "We All Work For Barack Obama"

    01/11/2009 1:25:13 PM PST · by Bill Dupray · 15 replies · 443+ views
    Patriot Room ^ | January 11, 2009 | Bill Dupray
    Another MSM lib abandons all pretense of objectivity. First, Chris Matthews' man-crush on Obama burst on the scene in the form of a thrill up his leg. Just to be sure everyone got the point, he announced that he would professionally, as a sweaty schoolgirl journalist, help Obama succeed as president. To which, one might ask, who will do the job of the press, keeping the public in the know about all the good, the bad, and the shady things Obama does? Now PBS's Tavis Smiley works himself up into a lather about how "we are all working for Barack...
  • PBS Journalist Tavis Smiley Says It's His Job to Make Obama a "Great President" - Video 1/9/09

    01/09/2009 2:12:37 PM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 11 replies · 617+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | January 9, 2009 | BrianinMO
    If the liberal media ever had any pretense of objectivity regarding Barack Obama, it is crumbling as the Inauguration of the 44th President draws near. This is vide of PBS's Tavis Smiley, who regards himself as a journalist, appearing on Morning Joe with Joe Scarborough today. Smiley blatantly says that he sees it as his job to "help make Obama a great President." Smiley begins talking about Obama at the 2:58 mark of the video. It is one thing, as an American, to want the nation's President to do what is best for America, and to want him/her to do...
  • Jim Lehrer GOES OFF THE DEEP END - Blago Scandal Is No Big Deal

    12/13/2008 5:29:00 PM PST · by Shellybenoit · 31 replies · 1,333+ views
    Yidwithlid ^ | 12/13/08 | Yidwithlid
    Someone tell Jim Lehrer the election is over he can stop being a shill for the Democratic Party. Either that or he has totally gone off the deep end. On Friday's Newshour he went on the defensive for Illinois Governor Blagojevich wondering "What's the big deal here?" he goes on to say that he just went a little over the line, and that what Blago was doing was the normal was of doing business.
  • New PBS Nova Series Exposes Old Testament Fairy Tales

    11/17/2008 4:59:05 AM PST · by Dr. Scarpetta · 122 replies · 3,414+ views
    Yahoo & Reuters/Hollywood Reporter ^ | 11/16/2008 | Barry Garron
    Bill Maher, on HBO's "Real Time With Bill Maher," frequently refers to the Old Testament of the Bible as the Book of Jewish Fairy Tales. The description might anger the pious and the fundamentalists, but guess what? Maher's close to the truth. A visually stunning two-hour special edition of "Nova" examines decades of archaeological studies that contradict much of what is in the Bible.
  • PBS Nova Series Declares Bill Maher Right: Old Testament Just a 'Book of Jewish Fairy Tales'

    11/17/2008 6:22:26 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 61 replies · 1,908+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | November 17, 2008 | P.J. Gladnick
    Perhaps the PBS Nova producers should have consulted the Naked Archaeologist or The Bible as History before making a show whose purpose is to debunk the Old Testament. Here is the description of the special two hour edition of Nova as reported by Reuters/Hollywood Reporter: LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) – Bill Maher, on HBO's "Real Time With Bill Maher," frequently refers to the Old Testament of the Bible as the Book of Jewish Fairy Tales. The description might anger the pious and the fundamentalists, but guess what? Maher's close to the truth. A visually stunning two-hour special edition of "Nova"...
  • Re the PBS Palin poll...

    10/13/2008 2:47:55 PM PDT · by pookie18 · 22 replies · 1,851+ views
    AFA ^ | 10/13/08 | AFA
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  • PBS Bill Moyers smears conservative talk radio over shooting.

    09/19/2008 9:10:23 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 6 replies · 498+ views
    msg blog ^ | mainestategop
    As some of you may know, a man named Jim David Adkisson, an unemployed truck driver went berserk and shot up a Unitarian Universalist church in Knoxville Tennessee. He murdered 2 people and injured about 5 others while they were performing a musical called Little orphan Annie. Adkisson claimed he did it because he was angered by liberalism and in particular, homosexuality. According to a sworn affidavit by one of the officers; "During the interview Adkisson stated that he had targeted the church because of its liberal teachings and his belief that all liberals should be killed because they were...
  • Bill Moyers Fights Conservative Talk Radio on PBS

    09/15/2008 1:37:09 AM PDT · by Orwells Ghost · 45 replies · 357+ views
    American Thinker ^ | September 15, 2008 | Peter Barry Chowka
    In his weekly prime time national taxpayer-supported PBS show on September 12, 2008, left wing icon Bill Moyers targeted talk radio - focusing exclusively on conservative, right of center talk radio and also on Michael Savage. Moyers' show appeared to suggest that conservatives' including Savage's work may have inspired the Knoxville church shooter (July 2008). Completely absent was any reporting on left wing talk radio show hosts' frequent advocacy of violence--what Michelle Malkin has termed "assassination chic." Contacted for comment, Michael Savage had this to say...
  • Moderation is her style (Gwen Ifill writing Obama book)

    09/11/2008 10:54:30 AM PDT · by cdga5for4 · 18 replies · 413+ views
    The Washington Post (via Providence Journal) ^ | September 10, 2008 | Howard Kurtz
    Ifill is working on a book called Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of Obama, focusing on the Democratic nominee and such up-and-coming black politicians as Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick and Newark Mayor Cory Booker.
  • New PBS program says Bible isn't true, stories made up

    08/12/2008 7:54:29 PM PDT · by tang-soo · 121 replies · 626+ views
    AmericanFamily Association ^ | 8/12/2008 | Donald E. Wildman
    New PBS program says Bible isn't true, stories made up Your tax dollars helped fund "The Bible's Buried Secrets" The Public Broadcasting System (PBS), probably the most liberal network in America, will present a program this fall that says the Old Testament is a bunch of made-up stories that never happened. "The Bible's Buried Secrets" says the Bible is not true. It is scheduled to air on November 18. Archaeologist William Dever said: "...It's (The Bible's Buried Secrets) designed for intelligent people who are willing to change their mind. …it will give intelligent people who want to read the Bible...
  • Rep. Cantor Urges Public Broadcasting to Conduct Objectivity and Balance Oversight

    08/06/2008 7:11:12 AM PDT · by MeanWestTexan · 43 replies · 194+ views
    Media Wire ^ | August 6, 2008 | Isabel Smith
    Washington, DC (PRWEB) August 6, 2008 -- Congressman Eric Cantor (R Va.) is calling on the Corporation for Public Broadcasting to develop "a clear mechanism" to assure that recipients of CPB funding meet the statutory requirement for "strict adherence to objectivity and balance in all programs or series of programs of a controversial nature." In an August 4 letter to Chair Chris Boskin and the other CPB board members, Rep. Cantor said "I remain concerned" about a 2005 Inspector General' s report that noted the corporation had not carried out its statutory obligation to, in the congressman's words, "impose firm...
  • PBS to Smear "Totalitarian" America in WWII Documentary

    07/07/2008 11:03:38 PM PDT · by DigitalVideoDude · 27 replies · 288+ views
    www.rushlimbaugh.com ^ | June 26, 2008 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: World War II, I read today, those of you from the greatest generation, you World War II vets still alive, apparently Monday night PBS is going to run a documentary on World War II in which the whole notion that we were the good guys is going to be turned upside down, that we used totalitarian dictatorship tactics to win World War II, that all we did was bomb the innocent in Dresden and Hamburg and, of course, Hiroshima and Nagasaki, that we were not the valiant and valorous victors that we were made out to be,...
  • PBS SHOW TO ARGUE ALLIES AS BAD AS NAZIS "IT'S ALL ONE 'WAR'"

    06/26/2008 1:43:44 PM PDT · by BeanAZ · 86 replies · 2,070+ views
    New York Post ^ | June 26, 2008 | Adam Buckman
    MEMBERS of the Greatest Generation - especially those with weak hearts - might want to steer clear of an upcoming PBS documentary that suggests the Allied victory in World War II was "tainted" and questions whether it can even be called a victory. Moreover, the documentary, titled "The War of the World: A New History of the 20th Century," asserts that the war could only be won by forming an unholy alliance with a dictator - Joseph Stalin, who was as brutal as the one they were fighting, Adolf Hitler - and by adopting the same "pitiless" and "remorseless" tactics...
  • Vote against public funding of PBS

    05/05/2008 1:58:38 PM PDT · by NomadS · 22 replies · 107+ views
    Parade ^ | May 4, 2008 | Lyric Wallwork Winik and Mark Naymik
    Online vote (non scientific) of whether public tax funding of PBS should be continued. http://www.parade.com/articles/editions/2008/edition_05-04-2008/Intelligence_Report
  • The U.S. military embarrasses me

    05/01/2008 10:01:28 PM PDT · by Pylon · 142 replies · 154+ views
    My brain | 05/01/08 | Me
    I have really tried to accept things, but I have finally reached my point. Disclaimer, Mods, please move this wherever necessary. I have been watching "Carrier" on PBS plus a few other documentaries lately on our military and I am embarrassed. When did our military people turn into baby machines looking for a reason out because of a child they should not have had? They teach new parent classes on a ship, how about a class on how not to be a parent when you can't be one? And don't whine when you get deployed because you miss your kids....
  • Is PBS Still Necessary?

    02/20/2008 2:15:43 PM PST · by forkinsocket · 68 replies · 88+ views
    NY Times ^ | February 17, 2008 | CHARLES McGRATH
    FOR the eighth straight year the Bush administration has ritually proposed taking a hefty whack out of the federal subsidy for public broadcasting. The cuts would in effect slice in half the money that public television and public radio get from the government. If we follow the usual script, this means it’s time for upset listeners and viewers to rally to the cause, as they have in the past, and browbeat Congress into restoring the budget. Every year, though, it gets a little harder to muster the necessary outrage, and now and then a heretical thought presents itself: What if...
  • Nova Blatantly Misrepresents Intelligent Design

    11/20/2007 10:27:07 AM PST · by CottShop · 314 replies · 1,047+ views
    Discovery Institute ^ | November 14, 2007 | Casey Luskin
    PBS Airs False Facts in its "Inherit the Wind" Version of the Kitzmiller Trial (Updated) UPDATE: A tenth PBS blunder is addressed, where PBS makes the false insinuation that intelligent design is no more scientific than astrology. Scroll down to read more. More than 50 years ago two playwrights penned a fictionalized account of the 1920s Scopes Trial called "Inherit the Wind" that is now universally regarded by historians as inaccurate propaganda. Last night PBS aired its "Judgment Day: Intelligent Design" documentary, which similarly promotes propaganda about the 2005 Kitzmiller trial and intelligent design (ID). Most of the misinformation in...