PBS Urging Taxpayers to Call Congress and Tell Them to Keep Giving PBS Taxpayer Money

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: