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  • LETTER: Stop listening to the misinformed on global warming

    02/21/2015 6:05:34 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 85 replies
    The Sanford Herald ^ | Feb. 21, 2015 | Pete Kuntz Northglenn, Colorado
    To the Editor: Yet another climate denier letter displaying a scientific illiteracy that is a sad indictment of our educational system: "Humans didn't cause global warming" in the Feb 11 edition of The Sanford Herald. All you have to do is Google "Scientific American global warming" to find out that global warming is an undisputed scientific fact. Climate scientists know all about previous periods of climate change, that's basic high school science class stuff. They were all caused by something. Scientists call that something a "forcing." They have established that this time the forcing is not any of the previous...
  • BUSTED: We Have Axelrod’s Father’s Communist Party Membership

    02/20/2015 8:31:59 PM PST · by Stoat · 47 replies
    GotNews ^ | February 20, 2015 | Charles C. Johnson
    BUSTED: We Have Axelrod’s Father’s Communist Party Membership #ObamaLovesAmerica has exclusively discovered David Axelrod’s father’s Communist Party membership. David Axelrod’s book, “Believer: My Forty Years in Politics,” details his very close relationship with his father, Joseph. He repeatedly told Charlie Rose that his father believed in the American dream. In fact, Axelrod’s father, Joseph, was a card-carrying communist. He’s listed as a member of the Communist Party for the 1936 general election. Axelrod briefly mentions his father’s Communist views in his book but only in passing and in a section about how he got to visit the former Soviet Union. Axelrod...
  • A Revisionist Muslim History of America (Greenfield)

    02/16/2015 8:21:36 PM PST · by Louis Foxwell · 22 replies
    Sultan Knish blog ^ | Monday, February 16, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Monday, February 16, 2015 A Revisionist Muslim History of America Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blogTurkish President Erdogan’s claim that Columbus encountered a mosque in Cuba (the explorer actually saw a rock whose shape he compared to the dome of a mosque) and a Saudi Imam claiming that Columbus had sailed to America to attack Muslims are typical of an emerging genre of Muslim revisionist history that lays claim to America based on an imaginary earlier Muslim presence here. While these examples may be laughable, Muslim historical revisionism has taken root in academia. It can be found...
  • PBS: America's "Most Trusted Institution" and its Coverage of Islam

    02/14/2015 2:15:20 PM PST · by QT3.14 · 11 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | February 12, 2015 | Denis MacEoin
    PBS may also be charged with having broadcast religious propaganda in place of balanced educational, instructional, and public information material, despite elaborate claims to the contrary. The Muslim Brotherhood, in a 1991 memoir, spoke of its "work in America as a kind of grand jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within." The role played by radical individuals in a PBS broadcast and website raises many serious questions, not just for the trustees of PBS, but for national agencies responsible for accuracy in the U.S. media. If PBS does not publicly correct this confusion and revoke its association...
  • NPR, PBS Finally Touch (Dismissively) On 'Pretty Obscure' Jonathan Gruber

    11/21/2014 5:31:19 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 12 replies
    How many days in and they are only mentioning his name?
  • Hard to Believe How they Defend the Paris Terrorists on McLaughlin Group

    01/12/2015 3:39:49 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 31 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 12 January 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    I have been watching this stupid show for decades -somehow have an enduring affection for it- but it does get increasingly harder... Now hearing stalwart anti-immigrant Pat Buchanan stress the point that the French satire magazine Charlie Hedbo 'repeatedly provoked' the Kalishnikov-wielding jihadi's senseless slaughter came as a surprise to me, thus eliminating one of the few policy areas I still found myself agreement. You expect it from Eleanor Clift ('We have laws against hate crimes in this country, you know'), but I thought Pat was going to blame it on the immigration problem: once he's forgiving terrorists attacks like...
  • NPR Celebrates Abortion Clinic, Pro-Life Side Given No Time for Rebuttal

    01/02/2015 6:51:57 PM PST · by Morgana · 3 replies
    life news ^ | 1/2/15 | Tim Graham
    All of the hallmarks of National Public Radio – the cosmopolitanism and the sexual progressivism – come together in the subject of abortions worldwide. On New Year’s Eve, posted a photographer’s record celebrating an abortion clinic in a primitive part of eastern India, titled “A Haven In A Land Of Unsafe Abortions.” NPR sent documentary photographer Poulomi Basu to spend time at the clinic in Khunti for a window into the world of legal and safe abortion in this remote part of India. Palo Khoya agreed to be photographed during her visit. It may be hard for a Westerner...
  • Alaska Pipeline Doom sayings Revisited

    01/01/2015 1:50:32 PM PST · by Coleus · 10 replies
    Media Research Center. ^ | 04.19.06 | R. Warren Anderson
    After the discovery of oil in Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, it didnt take long for environmentalists to cry gloom and doom and for the media to hype those claims. From caribou dying to earthquakes to all hell breaking loose, there was no shortage of catastrophic predictions though the Alaska pipeline now boasts great success roughly 30 years later.      Construction on the pipeline began in 1975, and oil first moved through it on June 20, 1977. Former Secretary of the Interior Gale Norton summed up its success in 2003 that Today the pipeline produces 17 percent of our domestic petroleum. It...
  • NPR defends Palin?

    06/07/2011 2:59:35 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 43 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 7, 2011 | Aaron Gee
    June 7, 2011NPR defends Palin? Aaron Gee While coming home I often listen to our local NPR station. This afternoons "All Things Considered" asked the question "How Accurate Were Palin's Paul Revere Comments?" The story started out with; "Sarah Palin is defending her knowledge of American history."  Here we go again, I was prepared for the usual "Palin is a moron" storyline. Surprisingly that didn't happen. What I got was Robert Allison, a professor and historian at Suffolk University, tell the NPR host that Palin basically got it right. The interviewer, Melissa Block, tries to cajole a different narrative...
  • More of Obama's 'Muslims First' Policy

    12/30/2014 8:59:24 AM PST · by Starman417 · 5 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 12-30-14 | Warren Beatty
    On page 261 of the paperback edition of Dear Leader Barack Hussein Obama's (ghost written) book The Audacity of Hope, he wrote "I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction." In what must be an effort in his mind to keep the political winds from shifting, in an NPR interview Obama said: They [Iran] have a path to break through that isolation and they should seize it. Because if they do, there's incredible talent and resources and sophistication inside of - inside of Iran, and it would be a very successful regional power...
  • Obama doesn't rule out US embassy in Iran

    12/29/2014 7:47:33 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/29/2014
    President Obama isn't ruling out the possibility the U.S. could one day reopen an embassy in Iran. Obama was asked in an NPR interview whether he could envision opening an embassy there during his final two years in office. Obama replied, "I never say never," but said ties must be restored in steps. Obama says Iran is different from Cuba, where the U.S. plans to open an embassy. He says Cuba is small and poses no major threat to the U.S., while Iran is large, has sponsored terrorism and has sought nuclear capabilities. Still, Obama says he hopes the U.S....
  • Obama: Iran to be 'very successful regional power'

    12/29/2014 1:17:33 PM PST · by Dave346 · 48 replies
    Press TV ^ | Mon Dec 29, 2014 12:50PM GMT
    US President Barack Obama acknowledges that Iran would become a “very successful regional power” if a long-term nuclear agreement is reached. “They have got a chance to get right with the world,” Obama said in an interview with NPR News, which was taped at the White House on Dec. 18 and aired on Monday. More than a year ago, Iran agreed to an interim agreement to suspend 20-percent uranium enrichment in exchange for the lifting of economic sanctions pending on a long-term deal. Despite progress in the talks, Iran and the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council...
  • NPR's Morning Cuddle With Obama

    12/31/2014 7:25:05 AM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies ^ | December 31 | Brent Bozell
    In the fall of 2007, President Bush offered an interview on race relations to National Public Radio correspondent Juan Williams, but NPR declined the invitation. Ellen Weiss, the news boss at the time (who was deposed in the controversy after she fired Williams three years later), demanded that an NPR anchor do the interview. The Williams interview with the president aired on Fox News, and not on NPR. That sense of feisty independence does not extend to President Obama. When he grants an interview to an NPR anchor, it has all the dramatic tension and hostility of a cappuccino klatch...
  • Is Ted Cruz Running For President...In 2008?

    12/15/2014 8:58:06 AM PST · by do the dhue · 32 replies
    NPR ^ | 12/15/14 | Ron Elving
    Yes, we know the 2008 presidential election is years in the past and will not come around again. The question is, does Sen. Ted Cruz know this? The question arises because the junior senator from Texas, in hot pursuit of the presidency, has chosen a trail blazed by Barack Obama six years ago. Obama was in the midst of his first Senate term when he barged into a field that featured Hillary Clinton, then a second-term senator from New York, and several other seasoned veterans of national politics. The word was audacity, and it was right there in the title...
  • Denial On NPR: Journos Say Obamacare's Not a Scandal, and Obama's 'Relatively Scandal-free'

    11/05/2013 1:15:45 PM PST · by DFG · 19 replies ^ | 11/05/13 | Tim Graham
    In a sign of liberal panic, NPR's Diane Rehm Show spent its first hour Monday questioning President Obama's management style. As their website elaborated on the fiasco and the NSA spying on world leaders, "the latest embarrassments have even some of the president’s supporters questioning his management style." To insure that their comments weren't too upsetting to Obama-loving NPR listeners, several journalists -- Ruth Marcus of the Washington Post and David Gergen of CNN -- insisted the Obama administration has been "relatively scandal-free" in its operations: MARCUS: This is not a scandal in the traditional sense of scandal. And...
  • Activists demand WGBH dump David Koch

    10/02/2014 8:29:45 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 21 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | October 2, 2014 | Chris Cassidy, Robert Greim
    Nearly 100 environmental activists protested outside WGBH’s Brighton studios yesterday calling for conservative billionaire David Koch’s ouster from the public broadcaster’s board of trustees. “I am here today because David Koch is a climate denier and ’GBH has scientific programs and he should have absolutely no influence on PBS and public broadcasting,” said Nate Goldshlag of Arlington.
  • 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 1/7/11 |
    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 ^ | 08/13/2009 | Seton Motley
    Matt Cover at the Media Research Center's News Division,, 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 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 ^ | 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 ( -- 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...