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Feb 13 2018

CPB President Shrieks That We Will Be Denied Life-Saving Emergency Alerts if Coercive Funding Is Reduced

Hyperbole alert; if the Debt Star reduces the flow of other people’s money to the soft-talking Marxists of PBS, it could cost lives:

President and CEO of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting Patricia Harrison said Monday that the cuts to PBS in the White House’s budget proposal could cause people to lose their lives.

“Americans place great value on having universal access to public media’s educational and informational programming and services, provided commercial free and free of charge,” Harrison wrote in a statement Monday. “Since there is no viable substitute for federal funding that would ensure this valued service continues, the elimination of federal funding to CPB would at first devastate, and then ultimately destroy public media’s ability to provide early childhood content, life-saving emergency alerts, and public affairs programs.”

We are asked to believe that only PBS can provide life-saving emergency alerts to television watchers.

Even worse than death for some PBS/NPR types would be finding themselves forced by circumstance to create programming that supports itself, without confiscating money from people who despise its leftist orientation.

On a tip from KirklesWorth.

37 Responses to “CPB President Shrieks That We Will Be Denied Life-Saving Emergency Alerts if Coercive Funding Is Reduced”

  1. Mr. Freemarket says:

    PBS….are they still on the air? I hadn’t noticed.

  2. Jack Bauer says:

    Public broadcasting…….what a friggin’ anachronistic leftover!

    Were it up to me, I’d tell them “sink or swim, like everyone else in broadcasting, ’cause you ain’t getting ‘jack’ any more, from the people who work for a living and pay taxes.”

  3. Dan T says:

    I say stop all funding for it. We don’t need it. Transfer that money to the VA or some other worthwhile program. In the words of liberals everywhere redistribute the money to more important programs. Why waste taxpayer money on public broadcasting that a large part of the population never watches.

  4. Shortly says:

    “free of charge”? It’s not free when my tax dollar is used to support it.

  5. Mr. Freemarket says:

    Same as “free” healthcare insurance. Somebody always has to pay.

  6. magic1114 says:

    Now if only they’d cut the funding to the NEA. Piss in a jar is NOT art…

  7. MAS says:

    OMG we’re all gonna die if PBS gets its funding cut!? I just have one question;

    What’s a PBS?

  8. Swordie says:

    Viewers will die, viewers like you.

  9. octa bright says:

    All broadcasting stations use the airwaves. The airwaves are considered public property for which the stations must perform in the public interest. Emergency alerts are mandated. Public affairs programs can be mandated, as well as early childhood programing.
    Give them the right to advertise and/or charge for the programs. Problem solved.

  10. ICEvictim says:

    PBS shows like Sesame Street rake in millions that do not pay into the network. Typical lefties, it’s all take and no give.

  11. ICEvictim says:

    women and minorities to be most affected

  12. ICEvictim says:

    Petty Bunch (of) Socialists

  13. ICEvictim says:

    only good for watching the Red Green Show reruns

  14. John W. says:

    If PBS broadcasts “life-saving emergency alerts”, the only people whose life would be saved by the alert would be those who happened to be tuned in to PBS at the moment the alert was broadcast. I think The Gorilla Channel has more viewers than PBS at a given time of day.

  15. Bodhisattva says:

    I get all the “emergency alerts” I need without any government funding from my cell phone provider (mandated by government) and from my cable provider (mandated by government) and usually they’re about stuff that doesn’t affect me and doesn’t really help anyone.

    Of course my bill is higher so they can provide these “services”.

    But I am glad I get them because, thanks to Obama, chances are great that I’ll be affected by the nuclear weapons Iran, North Korea, China or Russia may soon launch against us. So I don’t complain, because when that happens I’m sure these networks will be used to let me know it’s time to stick my head between my legs and kiss my ass goodbye.

  16. Bodhisattva says:

    The question is WHY are they still on the air?

    And the answer is moonbats love them.

    The same moonbats who claim they’re mostly funded by private sources and government funding is a tiny part of what they get, inconsequential.

    I guess not.

  17. Bodhisattva says:

    Hey I bought a case of duct tape because it was on clearance and can’t figure out what to do with it.

  18. Swordie says:

    Keep your stick on the ice.

  19. gofer1 says:

    They have commercials, except they call them sponsors and aren’t quite as long, intrusive or detailed as the networks.


    Doesn’t Shep Smith know how to provide those services: YOU. WILL. DIE.

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  22. Callawyn says:

    I like the way they simultaneously argue that they don’t need taxpayer funding AND that the world will end if they don’t get it.

    Also really enjoy watching them trot out the Sesame Street characters – that have been on HBO for going on a decade already.

  23. Occam's Stubble says:

    The local network affiliates can be seen “free of charge” and they get no taxpayer funding.

  24. Occam's Stubble says:

    They are still on the air because PBS is the Progressive Propaganda Channel.

  25. Mr. Freemarket says:

    They are quite effective at spouting government-approved propaganda. Such as Global Warming, or Global Cooling, or Global Climate Change, or Global The Sky is Falling and it is your fault.

  26. Mr. Freemarket says:

    I’m willing to sacrifice that for the cause.

  27. Brian says:

    I get a “SEVERE THREAT ALERT” (no kidding) on my cell when there’s a rain storm moving somewhere over Newark. It’s gonna wash Queens into Long Island Sound. I’ll be waving at the fine folks in the Hamptons as I row past them in my dinghy with my bail-out bag. They’ll wave back while the Marines evacuate their furniture.

  28. Shortly says:

    How is CPB funded?

    CPB is a private nonprofit corporation that is fully funded by the federal government. Ninety-five percent of CPB’s appropriation goes directly to local public media stations, content development, community services, and other local station and system needs. Less than five percent is allocated to administrative costs – an exceptionally low overhead rate compared with other nonprofits.

    CPB’s appropriation originates with the Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Subcommittees of the Appropriations Committees in Congress. CPB receives a two-year advance appropriation, which means that Congress makes the decision on the amount of federal support for public broadcasting two years ahead of the fiscal year in which the funding is allocated. In other words, Congress approved the FY 2018 funding level for CPB during the FY 2016 appropriations process. This is done in order to insulate content from political pressure, to allow for advance planning and to help stations leverage funds from other sources.

  29. Bodhisattva says:

    Well then… I’d better change my evil ways, hadn’t I?

  30. How will Hawaiians know when missiles aren’t really coming? Oh, the humanity…

  31. Bodhisattva says:

    See I bought the tape to try and fix stupid but all I found was the screams of the snowflakes got much quieter. They did not stop. Not at first, anyway.

  32. Occam's Stubble says:

    Where is the constitutional authority to do such a thing? Why would our founders, who wanted a free and independent press, think a government-run communications medium would be acceptable?

    Beyond that, when the CPB was created, there were the big three networks and a few local independents. The idea at the time was to provide some alternatives for people.

    Today, there are hundreds of channels and the Internet. You have more choice than you know what to do with. There simply is no need for such a thing anymore and when you add in that the federal government has no such authority to be doing this, it should be ended immediately.

  33. ICEvictim says:

    use more tape Bodhi! ha ha Especially around the nose and mouth.

  34. ICEvictim says:

    yeah, you can always buy the overpriced CD’s though

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