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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
    More: Scary, Corporation for Public Broadcasting, PBS, PBS NewsHour, American Thinker, Media Research Center, federal government, Capital Research Center  
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1930 clicks; posted to Politics » on 08 Oct 2013 at 1:45 PM (2 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2013-10-08 03:30:32 PM  
2 votes:
"The United States Treasury sent public broadcasters their two-year advance appropriation -- a sum, approved by Congress in 2012 for FY 2014..."

approved by Congress in 2012

approved by Congress in 2012

approved by Congress in 2012

approved by Congress in 2012

approved by Congress in 2012

approved by Congress in 2012


APPROVED IN 2012

Jesus, considering how much you talk about this shutdown, you REALLY have no farking idea how this works, do you?

This is why a LOT of things are still open, either Congress doesn't handle their funding, it comes from outside sources, or IT WAS ALREADY APPROVED.

Guess what? Obama also isn't "keeping the Presidential Golf Course open", although I've been battling THAT one for a week now.
2013-10-08 02:21:03 PM  
2 votes:
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 02:05:40 PM  
2 votes:
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 03:46:25 PM  
1 vote:

Chummer45: Really mind boggling, but I guess unsurprising that this is coming from bullshiat mountain.  The tea party demands a government shutdown, then foxnews complains that in dealing with the shutdown that forced on him against his will, Obama isn't trying to only shut down unpopular things.


I wish I could say that it's a new level of bullshiat.  But when a "news" channel is basically the a propaganda mouthpiece for a political party that has gone nuts and thrown reality out the window, the bullshiat knows no bounds.


Actually, the only part that matters is that this was funded last year, so it has no bearing on the shutdown anyway. In other words, it's a non-story, but the ignorant mouth-breathers can't be bothered to read that far.
2013-10-08 03:10:51 PM  
1 vote:

Rincewind53: 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.


This is now my go-to Fox News credibility pic, a screen cap of their lead story on foxnews.com. It ran in the morning before the lady getting herself killed at the Capitol hit the news. It wasn't in the opinion section. It was the top news story on their main page. Fair & balanced!

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2013-10-08 02:51:07 PM  
1 vote:
FTA: "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." "

Hahahahahaha. I don't even know what to say. It's like bizzaro land. I mean, yeah, CPB gets government funding and you don't. Suck it up with your boot straps. If "news" sites like Fark gave even half the time that they give Fox News..... well, there would many many more informed individuals. Oh wait. PBS is rarely funny. It's often sobering and real. The opposite of what Fox is.
2013-10-08 02:45:07 PM  
1 vote:
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 02:42:20 PM  
1 vote:
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 02:41:06 PM  
1 vote:
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 02:31:23 PM  
1 vote:

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 02:28:04 PM  
1 vote:
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 02:07:31 PM  
1 vote:

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 02:06:35 PM  
1 vote:

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 01:54:21 PM  
1 vote:
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 01:54:20 PM  
1 vote:
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.
 
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