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(Fox News)   On the first day of the shutdown, the Federal government gave PBS $445 million. So, let's see...doing some quick math here...7 days of shutdown, carry the 3...by my estimates, we've now funded PBS over $3 trillion and there's still 51 WEEKS LEFT   (foxnews.com) divider line 105
    More: Scary, Corporation for Public Broadcasting, PBS, PBS NewsHour, American Thinker, Media Research Center, federal government, Capital Research Center  
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2013-10-08 01:13:45 PM
Not giving Fox News a click, but are they still trying to call this a "slimdown"?
 
2013-10-08 01:15:58 PM
Yeah the government is "shut down", national parks are closed, memorials are closed to veterans, but Obama kept open the National Mosque in D.C.!
 
2013-10-08 01:19:55 PM
Between this and Obama's $100 billion trips to India, it's not surprising we can't find money to really look into his birth certificate.
 
2013-10-08 01:20:21 PM
how many tote bags did Obama get for that kind of money?
 
2013-10-08 01:22:13 PM

ManateeGag: how many tote bags did Obama get for that kind of money?


All of them
 
2013-10-08 01:29:16 PM
Why won't Chairman Obamao decree which bills the gubmint will pay while the Tea Party Patriots have it shutdown?
 
2013-10-08 01:40:28 PM
On the second day of shutdown Obama gave to ACORN... James o'keefe
 
2013-10-08 01:47:24 PM
Kids with cancer need to watch Elmo to feel better while they're dying, so FU(K YOU, FOX!
 
2013-10-08 01:48:02 PM

jake_lex: Not giving Fox News a click, but are they still trying to call this a "slimdown"?


Yes.
 
2013-10-08 01:49:00 PM
Amber alert service shutdown but his private federally funded golf course remains open.  Obama needs to be impeached.


/saw that on Facebook feed this morning.
 
2013-10-08 01:49:12 PM
Yeah conservatives, that's the ticket. Attack PBS. Remember how that worked out for you last time?

graphics8.nytimes.com

www.secretsofthefed.com
 
2013-10-08 01:50:14 PM
He should've pledged Pearl.

i1.ytimg.com

/always the right choice!
 
2013-10-08 01:52:20 PM

vernonFL: Yeah the government is "shut down", national parks are closed, memorials are closed to veterans, but Obama kept open the National Mosque in D.C.!


LOL you dont believe that, do you??
 
2013-10-08 01:53:01 PM
How much did Planne Parenthood get? $2 billion?
 
2013-10-08 01:53:22 PM

Joe Peanut: jake_lex: Not giving Fox News a click, but are they still trying to call this a "slimdown"?

Yes.


Yep: it's literally a series of interviews saying "Obama didn't cut spending, if anything he increased it for everything except now he's killing cancer patients."
 
2013-10-08 01:53:33 PM
Wolf! Wolf! The Wolf is chasing the sheep!
 
2013-10-08 01:53:42 PM

vernonFL: Yeah the government is "shut down", national parks are closed, memorials are closed to veterans, but Obama kept open the National Mosque in D.C.!


the greatest conceit baobab bobaba ever imagined was that muslims would pray towards him rather than mecca
 
2013-10-08 01:54:20 PM
In case anyone is curious, the this payment to PBS and many organization was passed into law years ago. What is "shutdown" is everything that there isn't a law funding them for.
 
2013-10-08 01:54:21 PM
it looks like the cookie monster will still be knee-deep in chocolate chips (or is it carrots now?)

You can taste the hate they have for public broadcasting.

Nothing pisses them off more than an organization dedicated to educating the public. It runs completely counter to all of their corporate goals.
 
2013-10-08 01:58:54 PM
24.media.tumblr.com

Fark with Betty White's PBS and she will have your ASS.
 
2013-10-08 01:59:46 PM

MindStalker: In case anyone is curious, the this payment to PBS and many organization was passed into law years ago. What is "shutdown" is everything that there isn't a law funding them for.


Yes, most sane people know this.
 
2013-10-08 02:00:04 PM
>"It's more than irresponsible, it is reprehensible. It's an 'in-your-face' move by the administration, blatantly picking winners and losers in this shutdown," C. Edmund Wright, a columnist for Breitbart.com and American Thinker, told FOX411

Fox News is now quoting American Thinker for news articles. Wow.... just wow.
 
2013-10-08 02:00:49 PM
Echo chamber in full force.

FTFA:
"It's more than irresponsible, it is reprehensible. It's an 'in-your-face' move by the administration, blatantly picking winners and losers in this shutdown," C. Edmund Wright, a columnist for Breitbart.com and American Thinker, told FOX411. "Public broadcasting is a staple of liberal propaganda."
 
2013-10-08 02:03:01 PM

xxmedium: Fox News is now quoting American Thinker for news articles. Wow.... just wow.


We have confirmation!
 
2013-10-08 02:03:45 PM

yourgodsucks: "It's more than irresponsible, it is reprehensible. It's an 'in-your-face' move by the administration, blatantly picking winners and losers in this shutdown


Oh, how I wish this were true---the lulz would be tremendous.
 
2013-10-08 02:03:57 PM

Madbassist1: vernonFL: Yeah the government is "shut down", national parks are closed, memorials are closed to veterans, but Obama kept open the National Mosque in D.C.!

LOL you dont believe that, do you??


No, he doesn't. I've been hooked by vern before, so I've learned to look for the subtle signs of sarcasm.
 
2013-10-08 02:05:40 PM
Fox News lost any remaining credibility it had when it declared as an editorial move to refer to the shutdown as a "slimdown" in all of its allegedly hard news articles. The incredibly audacity of that is just mindboggling, and I'm pissed that the media hasn't given them more sh*t over it.

It had about a smidgin of remaining credibility, but that was it. Congratulations, Fox News, I hadn't thought you could sink even lower, but you have.
 
2013-10-08 02:06:35 PM

xxmedium: >"It's more than irresponsible, it is reprehensible. It's an 'in-your-face' move by the administration, blatantly picking winners and losers in this shutdown," C. Edmund Wright, a columnist for Breitbart.com and American Thinker, told FOX411

Fox News is now quoting American Thinker for news articles. Wow.... just wow.


a year from now they will be citing stormfront
 
2013-10-08 02:07:11 PM
it figures FOX would berate anything that promotes education. Dumbfu(ks.
 
2013-10-08 02:07:31 PM

yourgodsucks: Echo chamber in full force.

FTFA:
"It's more than irresponsible, it is reprehensible. It's an 'in-your-face' move by the administration, blatantly picking winners and losers in this shutdown," C. Edmund Wright, a columnist for Breitbart.com and American Thinker, told FOX411. "Public broadcasting is a staple of liberal propaganda."


A couple of years ago Fox News set up a formal relationships with WorldNetDaily and Newsmax. You know, the publications responsible for those "One Weird Trick Obama DOESN'T Want You To Know, Yours For $29.99" articles and claiming to constantly have breaking news about Obama's latest conspiracies.

The number one most popular cable news channel partners with them. Ponder that for a second.
 
2013-10-08 02:09:27 PM

Grungehamster: it's literally a series of interviews saying "Obama didn't cut spending, if anything he increased it for everything except now he's killing cancer patients."


i.imgur.com

/libulardos
 
2013-10-08 02:09:54 PM

Jackson Herring: xxmedium: >

a year from now they will be citing stormfront


redundant.
 
2013-10-08 02:15:17 PM
"Three Trillion Dollars Muahahahahaha"

newsbiscuit.com
 
2013-10-08 02:21:03 PM
The thing about Fox News is when we call it "propaganda" we're not making a fanciful and outlandish criticism.  It is a factual statement.  It is propaganda as heavy handed and as shameless as anything that came out of the USSR.  The major difference is that it is (as yet) primarily limited to its own programming and is not ever present in all facets of everyday life.

It is primarily a voluntary propaganda.

This fact is probably the most telling part about their audience.
 
2013-10-08 02:22:51 PM
This counts as an "entertainment" article, so FOX's "journalistic" standards are even lower than usual.

/The only lower bar they have is "Opinion"
 
2013-10-08 02:25:04 PM

JusticeandIndependence: Amber alert service shutdown but his private federally funded golf course remains open.  Obama needs to be impeached.


/saw that on Facebook feed this morning.


hahah idiots dont know it wasnt shut down, thats the perfect part
 
2013-10-08 02:28:04 PM
I love it. Fox makes money through advertising to people who eat this garbage up, hook, line, and sinker. Corporations are watching in horror as the people they helped propel into office actively work at tanking the economy, while they give money to the cheerleaders at Fox egging it on. Oh, I hate that this is happening myself, but lawdy, this part is great. Hey, Fox... If the economy does tank, guess what? You'll probably need to slim down as well. It's okay, you have those bootstraps.
 
2013-10-08 02:31:23 PM

MindStalker: In case anyone is curious, the this payment to PBS and many organization was passed into law years ago. What is "shutdown" is everything that there isn't a law funding them for.


Unfortunately, no one's curious.  I saw a FB friend post a listing of talking points that were quickly debunked by various other friends.  When confronted on it (he's a social studies teacher so I asked him to do the minimum amount of research that he expects from his students before posting) he replied that it was a 'talking points post' not a 'serious discussion'.  I've known him since college and love him to death and for the first time I REALLY wanted to punch him.
 
2013-10-08 02:32:58 PM

MindStalker: In case anyone is curious, the this payment to PBS and many organization was passed into law years ago. What is "shutdown" is everything that there isn't a law funding them for.


Let's not let facts get in the way of our outrage.
 
2013-10-08 02:38:20 PM

yourgodsucks: Echo chamber in full force.

FTFA:
"It's more than irresponsible, it is reprehensible. It's an 'in-your-face' move by the administration, blatantly picking winners and losers in this shutdown," C. Edmund Wright, a columnist for Breitbart.com and American Thinker, told FOX411. "Public broadcasting is a staple of liberal propaganda."


Maybe those guys should ask ole Koch what he's doing funding science programs on PBS.....is Koch now a staple of liberal propaganda? Do we need to add him to the LOGATRPATAA? (or whatever that thing is)
 
2013-10-08 02:39:18 PM
Why are we still funding PBS?
 
2013-10-08 02:41:02 PM
Uhm I think I just won a twitter debate against a Republican
 
2013-10-08 02:41:06 PM
Not at all biased:

"CPB is a nonprofit corporation that is technically separate from the government. So is NeighborWorks, a nonprofit that receives congressional appropriations, just as CPB does. NeighborWorks helped cause the housing bubble; CPB provides the propaganda that anesthetizes the public, preventing people from laying blame for failed policies at the door of the government," said Matthew Vadum, senior editor at the Capital Research Center. "Keeping a distance by incorporating these entities affords the government plausible deniability when the two nonprofits mess up."
 
2013-10-08 02:42:20 PM
They only use "slimdown", because they realize even their viewers aren't stupid enough to blame the shutdown on Obama/Democrats.  If that were the case, they would say "shutdown" loud and proud, while blaming it on the Democrats.  Since they know they can't pull it off, they minimize it by calling it a "slimdown".  It's also an attempt to make it sound like the Republicans are doing something marginally good.
 
2013-10-08 02:43:31 PM

Bontesla: Uhm I think I just won a twitter debate against a Republican


Impossible. If you won, then that means he conceded defeat. An no Republican would do that. Only a RINO.
 
2013-10-08 02:44:05 PM

yourgodsucks: Echo chamber in full force.

FTFA:
"It's more than irresponsible, it is reprehensible. It's an 'in-your-face' move by the administration, blatantly picking winners and losers in this shutdown," C. Edmund Wright, a columnist for Breitbart.com and American Thinker, told FOX411. "Public broadcasting is a staple of liberal propaganda."


When they're this close together, it's less of an echo chamber and more of a circle jerk.
 
2013-10-08 02:45:05 PM

kidgenius: Bontesla: Uhm I think I just won a twitter debate against a Republican

Impossible. If you won, then that means he conceded defeat. An no Republican would do that. Only a RINO.


He apologized.
 
2013-10-08 02:45:07 PM
If Fox is so outraged by government being involved in health care, why the concern over government-funded cancer treatment?  Shouldnt those cancer patients get all bootstrappy?
 
2013-10-08 02:45:14 PM

Bontesla: Uhm I think I just won a twitter debate against a Republican


Transcript?
/please, please, please
 
2013-10-08 02:50:23 PM

Bontesla: Uhm I think I just won a twitter debate against a Republican


Screencaps or it didn't happen;
 
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