Surprisingly enough, PBS isn’t taking sides on the “to fund or not to fund PBS” issue. At least, according to PBS.

By way of Newsbusters:

The Washington Times took up the issue today of how PBS and NPR stations exploit their own airwaves to lobby against Republican budget-cut proposals. Reporter Seth McLaughlin and Stephen Dinan reported that spokesmen for PBS superstations WGBH in Boston and WETA in Washington “said their appeals never told their audiences which way to lobby Congress, but only to call and let their feelings be known.”

Does this ad sound like it’s not taking sides? Genghis Khan had a more subtle neutrality about him than these public teat sucklings do:


8 Responses to “PBS Urging Taxpayers to Call Congress and Tell Them to Keep Giving PBS Taxpayer Money”

  1. OK_Loyalist on March 9th, 2011 1:13 am

    The horror… where is Norm going to get a tool budget for a home workshop show in which no common man could afford to own just his clamp collection?

  2. SignPainterGuy on March 9th, 2011 1:36 am

    Yep, you pass ! You noticed the clamp collection ! I`ve seen stores with fewer clamps !

    Stephen and Seth don`t know directed advertising when they see it, or think we don`t, not sure which. Ya reckon they know not to hold up a 9 iron during a thunderstorm ?!

  3. OK_Loyalist on March 9th, 2011 1:45 am

    I`ve seen stores with fewer clamps !


  4. Clu Seatoe on March 9th, 2011 2:51 am

    O.K.! Break out the pouty kids.
    In fact, bring in the handicapped kids.
    Show the cartoons that mom can prop them before for hours to get them liberally brainwashed.
    In fact,
    No! Wait!
    Stop the film! We can’t put this on the air!
    That kids picking her nose!
    Where’s that damn uneducated, islamophobe Tea Party editor?

  5. nannykins on March 9th, 2011 11:23 am

    I am sooooo disappointed with NPR's ad. With all that is going on in this scary world you woulda thunk they could have at least gone to bat for Charlie Sheen to get his job back too. Damn!

  6. Marshall_Will on March 9th, 2011 12:44 pm

    Before TLC/Discovery/just about everyone became nothing more than PAID SHILLS for the REIC ( Real Estate Industrial Complex ) there was this great show called The Furniture Guys!

    Ed Feldman and his pal Joe. God they were funny. This pudgy Jewish guy and his deranged Italian buddy. They'd work on a upholstering a piece of junk they found while "dumpster diving" ( but it really was basically a comedy show )

    They did it -themselves- and all on a shoestring budget! Course that made too much sense so they were thrown under the bus in favor of shows like "Hometime" which was more or less a half-hour Home Depot infomercial featuring all the latest chrome doo-dads.

  7. nannykins on March 9th, 2011 1:37 pm

    I see over at NewsBusters that Vivian Schiller, CEO of NPR, has just resigned. It seems NPR's chickens……..are coming home…… roost!!!

  8. SignPainterGuy on March 9th, 2011 3:37 pm

    Mmmmm Hmmmm ! (snickers)

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