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PBS to broadcast three-hour right wing movie

Discussion in 'Politics' started by greg nr, Jun 18, 2017.

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    greg nr

    greg nr Well-Known Member

    The Public Broadcasting System (PBS) is planning to air a three-hour “documentary" called Schools Inc. that tells a very one-sided story of school privatization. It is anti-public education propaganda.

    The film was produced by the Libertarian Cato Institute (which supported Betsy DeVos as Education Secretary) and got funding by extreme right-wing conservative foundations.

    How far they have fallen...... What could possibly motivate ANY broadcaster to devote 3 hours to propaganda?
     
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    Sir Napsalot

    Sir Napsalot Well-Known Member

    Letting their viewers decide for themselves, perhaps.
     
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    Unclebaldrick

    Unclebaldrick Well-Known Member

    Bring it on. I ain't afraid of no ghosts.

    bustin' makes me feel good. I'll even watch Oliver Stone dreck.
     
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    Stroker

    Stroker Well-Known Member

    Damn you are ugly lol
     
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    Unclebaldrick

    Unclebaldrick Well-Known Member

    It doesn't bother yo mama.
     
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    captainmorgan

    captainmorgan Well-Known Member

    Most propaganda is full of lies and half truths. How is someone to decide on the facts if they are being misled?
     
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    Sir Napsalot

    Sir Napsalot Well-Known Member

    That's an interesting question, I'm not sure I have a good answer.
     
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    captainmorgan

    captainmorgan Well-Known Member

    Fox has ruined the National Geographic Channel since buying it and it's only going to get worse.
     
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    ttystikk

    ttystikk Well-Known Member

    And the networks wonder why viewership is down.
     
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    SneekyNinja

    SneekyNinja Well-Known Member

    Viewership is down because everything is free with no commercials online.

    Stop trying to conflate everything to fit in with your narrow and mislead narrative.
     
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    Unclebaldrick

    Unclebaldrick Well-Known Member

    Is that what happened?
     
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    budman111

    budman111 Well-Known Member

    He has a point, most have realized or 'awoken' to the fact News channels are one big fuckfest of lies, believe don't believe them as 85% is bulllshit lies.
     
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    Rob Roy

    Rob Roy Well-Known Member

    If there is freedom of speech, why is there censorship from government agencies?

    Sounds Orwellian.
     
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    Unclebaldrick

    Unclebaldrick Well-Known Member

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    Rob Roy

    Rob Roy Well-Known Member



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    greg nr

    greg nr Well-Known Member

    This my friends, is how fascism is spreading. PBS, once a valued and independent champion of education and human rights, is in the end, a corporation run by fearful exec's out for profit over substance.

    The Corporation for Public Broadcasting has been subverted from the top. They have been threatened with everything from loss of tax exempt status to loss of federal funds to loss of station licenses.

    It worked. Fascism wins.
     
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    Rob Roy

    Rob Roy Well-Known Member


    Any entity which derives its funding thru involuntary means is not interested in human rights.
     
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    TacoMac

    TacoMac Well-Known Member

    People are misunderstanding what PBS is and what it's mission is.

    Public Broadcasting Service

    It's goal is to show everything in the public interest. If it showed nothing but democratically funded programming, it would truly be propagandist. Fact is, they're showing anything that anybody pays to put on the air so long as it isn't outside the scope of its mission.

    This program isn't. If nothing else, it can (and in all likelihood will) show people just how far around the bend the right has gone in order to make money off of education rather than fulfill the actual duty of educating America's children.
     
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    greg nr

    greg nr Well-Known Member

    Actually, the CPB has a charter, and it dictates that PBS will not show unfounded or misleading "paid" programming, from either side.

    They put on plenty of programs that show right as well as left leaning viewpoints. No harm, no foul.

    This is a paid and crafted hit piece on public education. Even the creators will say they have a political agenda in making it.

    If the makers want it on tv, pay for time on fox. It doesn't need to be a freebie on PBS. This isn't a free speech issue.
     
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    TacoMac

    TacoMac Well-Known Member

    Nothing on PBS is broadcast for free. That's why every program list sponsors that paid for it to be made and broadcast. Nobody ever said it was a free speech issue either. There is also nothing "unfounded" in their ideology, it's simply that you (and I as well) don't agree with it.
     
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