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Thursday, February 08, 2007

The Annual March to Save Big Bird from Bush Must Begin Anew

http://www.commondreams.org/news2007/0207-06.htm

As some of my regular readers know, this is one of my pet peeves. I cannot for the life of me understand the Bush Administration's beef with CPB. Annually they release a budget and annually they increase the amount they want to cut from Public Broadcasting. From $100 million in 2005 to now an estimated $140 million! I DO NOT want Fruit Loops advertised to my kids on Sesame Street. The thought of it is outrageous. I love the no holds barred investigative journalism of Frontline. I love the Charlie Rose Show. I can't get through a night with out Jim Lehrer's no nonsense news. Globe Trekkers is fun as hell to watch. I love so much about PBS as it is today and these cuts would pretty much destroy the last bastian of non-corporate TV media in the country.

Time to call your congresspeople again and make them put the funding back in the budget. This budget has so many cuts that are outrageous and the amount requested for war is obscene.

If you'd like to find out more about the insanity of what Bush proposed for the 2008 budget, go to this blog. They do realistic reviews of the budget annually and you can look up all your favorite (and least favorite) government programs to see how Bush has proposed to destroy the American Way of Life once again.

2 comments:

KRM said...

Most of my information and news does come from PBS, WPR and NPR. I like the fact cooperate sponsored news is not influencing their programming. Thanks Renee for this post, I will be contacting and following up with our Congressional delegation.

Crawford's Take said...

You bet! Like I said, it's one of my pet peeves. Important in a freedom from corporate speech kind of way.

Thanks for your thoughts! Renee