I can’t fucking believe it. Now I know I should be able to believe it, because there is nothing this Congress does that should surprise me, but this is just going too far. [Congress has voted to eliminate 25% of the funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB)](http://washingtontimes.com/national/20050617-125244-2342r.htm /url) It also voted to totally eliminate funding by the year 2008.
Now I realize that the right wing media drone has fed it to the masses that PBS and NPR lean left, but look motherfuckers, just because they don’t lean in your direction, doesn’t mean they lean in other.
These are the only two news outlets I can stomach at all anymore. I can’t stand hearing people talk all over each other. I like to hear both sides of a story in a civil manner. Newshour with Jim Lehrer is the only news program on which I can stand to hear any commentary. PBS is the only place I can watch things like debates, party conferences, and election coverage. NPR is my drive-time station. No stupid DJs, no high-jinx, no bad music. Public Broadcasting is the only outlet for international news. It’s amazing how little international news is found in the American media today.
And I haven’t even mentioned the non-news programming. Isn’t it nice that there is still one media outlet that has children’s programming without cereal and toy commercials tied in? Isn’t it nice that you can still find quality science programming like Rough Science, and Nova? Isn’t it nice that there is an outlet for Britcoms, and Red Green?
I know that folks begrudge tax pay funding of NPR, but dammit can’t we just have something good in this country, just because it’s good? Can’t we have funding for quality programming without commercials, just because it’s the right thing to do? I am a member of the local PBS/NPR station but I don’t want to increase the funding drives, and decrease the programming, just because some Right Wingers have and ax to grind.
And I haven’t even mentioned that they want to put a former co-chair of the RNC in charge of CPB. This after they placed Tomlinson as chair, and he has declared they need more right wing programming.
Find the money somewhere else fuckers, I want my CPB!