{ An Autopsy of Democracy }

Monday, June 13, 2005

House Panel Cuts CPB Funding By 25%, Eyes Zero-Fund Future

See, this is why I detest Republicans. (Among countless other reasons, of course.)

Americans should keep in mind, too, that Britain spends something like $3 Billion on the BBC. And what's the result? Far better, more free, more informative broadcasting/reporting, news that's not strictly for entertainment, and programming that is not "dumbed down" — you can actually find art on the airwaves (they show Harold Pinter plays on TV, for example).

And the notion that this is really about money is a sick joke, because you don't hear any "fiscal conservatives" pointing out that the entire year's funding for Public Broadcasting costs about as much as one wing on an F-16 fighter jet, do you? Fuck no.


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