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Greasing Skids
by Lee

This is an interesting point.

The Washington Times has reported that Education Secretary Margaret Spellings has urged PBS to refund taxpayer dollars used toward production and circulation of a cartoon program featuring lesbian parents. The particular episode of “Postcards from Buster” was scheduled to air on February 2 in classrooms across the country.

This report comes just a day after Accuracy in Media (AIM) called for an end to taxpayer dollars subsidizing public radio and television broadcasts. AIM Editor Cliff Kincaid says that it has become clear since Howard Kurtz of The Washington Post reported that Maggie Gallagher accepted compensation for a story that the liberal media are only against taxpayer subsidies for journalists when conservative.

“The liberal media has found another conservative scalp, that of syndicated columnist Maggie Gallagher, to hang on their wall, along with that of Armstrong Williams. But the money involved in these two cases is peanuts compared to the $400 million being taken from U.S. taxpayers every year to finance the Corporation for Public Broadcasting,” charged Kincaid. “Yet we don’t hear any cries from the press about liberals on NPR or PBS getting government hand-outs.”

“It’s wrong to take this money and wrong not to disclose it,” said Kincaid. “But it’s also wrong to force the taxpayers to pay for public television and radio. The federal government should get out of the business of paying for journalism, whether it’s on the right or the left.”

Absolutely, I couldn’t agree more.  But look at the reverence that the left holds PBS, like it’s some kind of bulwark against biased media, when it’s arguably the most biased media outlet in the country.

Posted by Lee on 01/31/05 at 11:10 AM (Discuss this in the forums)

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