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  • Public broadcasting chief decries proposed Trump budget cuts

    02/13/2018 8:06:26 AM PST · by billorites · 57 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 12, 2018 | Rebecca Savransky
    The president and CEO of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) warned Monday of the negative effects that President Trump's proposed budget cuts could have on public broadcasting. Trump's budget proposes eliminating federal funding for the CPB over a two-year period. The budget has to be approved by Congress before it can take effect. In a statement released Monday, Patricia Harrison said that the "elimination of funding to CPB would at first devastate, and then ultimately destroy public media's ability to provide early childhood content, life-saving emergency alerts, and public affairs programs." "Public media benefits all Americans — whether they...
  • National Endowment of the Arts Chairman Responds to Trump's Proposal to Eliminate the NEA

    02/12/2018 3:16:48 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 56 replies
    Broadway World ^ | February 12, 2018 | BWW Newsdesk
    Earlier today, the National Endowment of the Arts Chairman Jane Chu released the following statement regarding President Trump's budget plan for 2019. Today we learned that the President's FY 2019 budget proposes elimination of the National Endowment for the Arts. We are disappointed because we see our funding actively making a difference with individuals in thousands of communities and in every Congressional District in the nation. In FY 2018 to date, the NEA has awarded 1,134 grants totaling $26.68 million to organizations and individuals in all 50 states plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, launched a national songwriting...
  • Trump proposes eliminating federal funding for PBS, NPR

    02/12/2018 11:51:36 AM PST · by markomalley · 117 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/12/18 | Joe Concha
    President Trump's newly proposed budget includes a proposal to end federal funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), part of a package that includes $300 billion in new spending overall. CPB provides federal funding for PBS and National Public Radio stations. "The Budget proposes to eliminate Federal funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) over a two year period," according to the proposal. "CPB grants represent a small share of the total funding for the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) and National Public Radio (NPR), which primarily rely on private donations to fund their operations," it continues. "To conduct...
  • PBS Analyst Compares Trump White House to Communist East Berlin

    02/11/2018 8:23:25 AM PST · by rktman · 48 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 2/11/2018 | Tim Graham
    On Friday's weekly roundup on the PBS Newshour, after analyst David Brooks said the Trump White House has a "perpetual unraveling" of staff, liberal analyst Mark Shields compared it to people trying to escape the Berlin Wall, where escapees were often killed by communist guards. "This White House is resembling nothing as much as East Berlin, in that there's more people trying to get out than there are trying to get in." The subject was the resignation of White House staff secretary after two ex-wives accused him of domestic abuse. Brooks took a shot at chief of staff John Kelly:...
  • Libertarian Think Tank Let Boss Sexually Harass Workers

    02/09/2018 11:15:59 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | February 8, 2018 | Eric Levitz
    Libertarians hate coercion. To the extent that the anarcho-capitalist right justifies its worldview in moral terms, it is through an appeal to the obscenity of brute force. The problem with the welfare state, according to many libertarians, is not that it redistributes resources from rich to poor but that it accomplishes this by threatening wealthy tax dodgers with imprisonment. Individual liberty is sacrosanct, and just social policies are those that do not violate a person’s will through a threat of state aggression. The logical flaws of this “nonaggression principle” are myriad. But most spring from the libertarian’s insistence on applying...
  • Intimidating a journalist to become a federal crime

    02/08/2018 9:30:02 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 48 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/08/17 | Judi McLeod
    The Rise of the #MeToo-Toos: It would be laughable if it were not so cunning in intent: the Journalist Protection Act to protect reporters from the “toxic environment” supposedly created by President Donald Trump, who truthfully accuses media outlets like CNN of reporting “fake news”. If California Democrat Eric Swalwell gets his way—and with Maxine Waters among 12 other Congressional Democrats on his side, who’s to say he won’t—it will now be a federal crime to “intimidate” or attack journalists.
  • Florida Bill Seeks to Stop Arrests Of Injured Immigrant Workers

    02/07/2018 6:13:00 PM PST · by DBeers · 28 replies
    NPR ^ | February 7, 2018 | Michael Grabell & Howard Berkes
    A new bill under consideration by Florida lawmakers would stop insurance companies from dodging workers compensation payouts by aiding in the arrest and deportation of unauthorized immigrants who are injured on the job. Legislators and advocates have been pushing for the measure since last summer, when ProPublica and NPR documented more than 130 cases in which immigrants who had suffered legitimate workplace injuries were flagged to law enforcement agencies by their employers' insurers. The workers faced felony fraud charges for using a fake ID when they sought medical care. Meanwhile, the insurers often avoided paying the workers' compensation benefits legally...
  • Confronting Leftist Lies

    02/05/2018 8:21:18 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | February 5, 2018 | Lloyd Marcus
    Leftists who hate America as founded dominate fake news media, Hollywood, public education, and social media. Their mission is to bring America down from her status as the world power. This is why leftists are so repulsed by Trump's desire to make America great again. Leftists hate the free market and seek to replace it with socialism; a big brother government controlling every aspect of our lives. Leftists are liberals. Most people think "liberal" means having a live and let live attitude. The reality is that liberals are super aggressive, using government to force their ungodly agenda items down the...
  • FLASHBACK: Chris Cillizza Called Trump ‘Bonkers’ For Saying Clinton And FBI Were Behind Dossier

    02/05/2018 4:24:56 AM PST · by simpson96 · 26 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2/3/2018 | Chris White
    CNN’s Chris Cillizza called President Donald Trump and his followers “bonkers” and “crazy” last year for believing the FBI and the Clinton campaign were involved in the now-infamous Steele dossier. Cillizza chastised Trump and his cadre of followers in October of last year for suggesting and supporting the idea that Democrats and elements inside the FBI were involved in funding the dossier. He called them conspiracy theorists at the time. “He is suggesting that a dossier prepared by a former member of British intelligence has not only been totally discredited … but that it might have been funded by some...
  • Reed College to revise Western Civ class after protests call it too ‘Caucasoid’ and ‘Eurocentric’

    02/02/2018 8:25:44 AM PST · by C19fan · 22 replies
    College Fix ^ | February 2, 2018 | Michael Jones
    Reed College leaders have agreed to revise a mandatory freshman humanities course focused on the Western Canon in the wake of a protracted student protest campaign against the class that decried it as too “Caucasoid” and “Eurocentric.”
  • Scholars champion ‘Women’s Studies as Virus’ concept: ‘infect, disrupt traditional fields’

    02/02/2018 8:29:05 AM PST · by C19fan · 21 replies
    College Fix ^ | February 2, 2018 | Bethany Torstenson
    Two academics at the Arizona State University authored an academic article arguing that students of women’s studies should “serve as symbolic ‘viruses’” in order to “infect, unsettle, and disrupt traditional and entrenched fields.”
  • [U] Chicago students demand 'diversity and inclusion' grad requirement

    02/02/2018 8:31:33 AM PST · by C19fan · 44 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | Februay 1, 2018 | Mitchell Gunter
    A University of Chicago student group has issued a series of more than 50 demands, which include calls for a mandatory “Diversity and Inclusion” graduation requirement. UChicago United, the group behind the demands, describes itself as “a coalition of multicultural student organizations formed to make the University of Chicago campus more inclusive for students of marginalized backgrounds and identities,” according to its Facebook page.
  • Wray hints to FBI staff that coming IG report played role in McCabe departure

    01/29/2018 4:37:06 PM PST · by Bigtigermike · 36 replies
    (CNN) FBI Director Chris Wray hinted to FBI staff in an all-employee email that a government watchdog investigation played a role in FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe's departure Monday, sources who have seen the memo told CNN. Wray said in the message he could not comment on the coming inspector general report about the FBI's conduct during the 2016 election and defended himself as not being swayed by politics. A source familiar with the matter told CNN that Wray had informed McCabe he is bringing in his own team, which McCabe would not be a part of, and that it...
  • Public trust in Facebook and Twitter has fallen to new low, study finds

    01/22/2018 9:44:35 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 22 January 2018 • 8:37AM
    Trust in social media companies such as Facebook and Twitter has reached a new low, a major credibility survey has warned, over concerns they do not do enough to tackle bullying, illegal activities and the spreading of extremist content on their sites. Most people think the online companies are not regulated enough (64 percent) and lack transparency (63 percent), according to the Edelman Trust Barometer. Just over half (57 percent) believe social media firms take advantage of users’ loneliness, and 62 percent think they are selling people’s data without their knowledge. A third (34 percent) do not think social media...
  • Poll: Democrats' 2018 Lead Is Narrowing

    01/22/2018 9:24:39 AM PST · by Signalman · 28 replies
    TownHall ^ | 1/22/2018 | Leah Barkoukis
    The Democrats’ lead over Republicans on a generic 2018 election ballot has narrowed, a new poll has found. According to a CNN survey, Democrats have a 5-point lead, with 49 percent of respondents saying they’d support Democrats on a generic congressional ballot. Forty-four percent of registered voters said they’d support Republicans. The latest poll narrows the 18-point lead Democrats held over Republicans when the survey was conducted in December, at which point 56 percent of respondents said they’d choose Democrats while 38 percent said they’d vote for the Republican candidate. The survey comes as support for the Republican tax law...
  • Time for a Trump Makeover of Liberal NPR and PBS

    12/20/2017 10:55:55 AM PST · by x1stcav · 23 replies
    MRC ^ | 12/20/17 | Michelle Malkin
    At the close of 2017, no less than seven prominent male hosts and editors of influential government-sponsored radio and television shows are out of work amid claims of sexual harassment. According to their accusers, the alleged Malevolent Seven are powerful pervs and creeps who've been running wild at NPR and PBS for decades, sponsored and subsidized by taxpayers and corporate donors. In August, award-winning broadcast and radio host John Hockenberry departed from his public radio program The Takeaway on New York City's NPR affiliate, which garnered a peak audience of nearly 3 million weekly listeners on more than 270 stations....
  • PBS suspends distribution of ‘Tavis Smiley’ amid misconduct allegations

    12/14/2017 9:39:47 AM PST · by Red Badger · 18 replies
    PBS ^ | Updated on Dec 14, 2017 6:30 AM EST | By — Erica R. Hendry
    PBS has suspended its distribution of “Tavis Smiley” after “multiple, credible allegations” of misconduct against the late-night show’s eponymous host. Variety first reported the news that an investigation “found credible allegations that Smiley had engaged in sexual relationships with multiple subordinates” and that some feared “their employment status was linked to the status of a sexual relationship with Smiley.” But Smiley, in a text and video statement posted on Facebook later that night, said PBS had gone too far. “I have the utmost respect for women and celebrate the courage of those who have come forth to tell their truth....
  • PBS Suspends Tavis Smiley After Sexual Misconduct Investigation

    12/13/2017 6:28:04 PM PST · by Liberty7732 · 53 replies
    HotAir ^ | 12/13/17
    Variety published an exclusive this afternoon saying PBS host Tavis Smiley has been suspended by the network in the wake of a sexual misconduct investigation.
  • PBS Suspends ‘Tavis Smiley’ Following Sexual Misconduct Investigation (EXCLUSIVE)

    12/13/2017 4:22:52 PM PST · by bkopto · 65 replies
    Variety ^ | 12/13/2017 | daniel holloway
    PBS has suspended late-night talk show “Tavis Smiley” amid misconduct allegations against its host and namesake. “Effective today, PBS has indefinitely suspended distribution of ‘Tavis Smiley,’ produced by TS Media, an independent production company,” the public broadcaster said. “PBS engaged an outside law firm to conduct an investigation immediately after learning of troubling allegations regarding Mr. Smiley. This investigation included interviews with witnesses as well as with Mr. Smiley. The inquiry uncovered multiple, credible allegations of conduct that is inconsistent with the values and standards of PBS, and the totality of this information led to today’s decision.”
  • is there any justification for continuing to ask taxpayers to fund npr and pbs?

    12/13/2017 10:05:00 AM PST · by Drango · 34 replies
    HERITAGE FOUNDATION ^ | Dec 7, 17 | MIKE GONZALEZ
    In mid-1971, less than a year after the Public Broadcasting Service was created, a 35-year-old lawyer in the Nixon White House warned that conservatives were being “confronted with a long-range problem of significant social consequences - that is, the development of a government-funded broadcast system similar to the BBC.” That lawyer was Antonin Scalia, future Supreme Court justice, whose judicial rulings and observations would make him a conservative icon. His predictions were correct. Pledged as “a vital public resource to enrich our homes, educate our families and to provide assistance to our classrooms” by Lyndon Johnson in his 1967 State...