Big Bird Doesnt Need Tax Dollars

Big Bird Doesnt Need Tax Dollars

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#1 Oct 9, 2012
Is Funding For Big Bird Necessary?
http://usconservatives.about.com/od/economyta...

Perhaps this is the biggest and most obvious question that there is. Does the survival of PBS and friends depend on federal funding, and if they could be completely self-sufficient, should they be? We made the case for defunding public broadcasting in length already:

But would the CPB be able to replace their funding? This one is simple. Outfits such as PBS would run in the same way that most other television networks raise capital and start to run advertisements. Given the success of their programming, raising dollars in this capacity should not be difficult. On their website, PBS has a page dedicated to noting their successes and brags about their large audiences. Not only does PBS score big in the children’s market, but they have huge hits during primetime as well. They note:

“PBS' primetime audience is significantly larger than many commercial channels, including Bravo (PBS' audience is 104% larger), TLC (75%), Discovery Channel (70%), HGTV (58%), HBO (54%), A&E (36%) and History Channel (6%). In addition, PBS' primetime rating for news and public affairs programming is 60% higher than that of CNN.”

Federal subsidies for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting will cost roughly $5 billion over ten years, and the only thing stopping them from being fully self-sufficient is their unwillingness to run commercials during ratings-strong Downtown Abbey.
what

Rickman, TN

#2 Oct 9, 2012
GREAT IDEAL U DUMBASS LIBERALS PAY FOR IT THEN AND GET OFF TAXPAYERS BACKS HOW STUPID OUR COUNTRY GOING TO HELL AND FOOLS LIKE U TALK ABOUT A DAMN BIRD NO WONDER LIBERAL FOOLS HAVE BUSTED THIS COUNTRY MIGHT AS WELL PUT BIGBIRD ON UNEMPLOYMENT EVERYONE ELSE IS
Stew Pidasso

Livingston, TN

#3 Oct 9, 2012
what wrote:
GREAT IDEAL U DUMBASS LIBERALS PAY FOR IT THEN AND GET OFF TAXPAYERS BACKS HOW STUPID OUR COUNTRY GOING TO HELL AND FOOLS LIKE U TALK ABOUT A DAMN BIRD NO WONDER LIBERAL FOOLS HAVE BUSTED THIS COUNTRY MIGHT AS WELL PUT BIGBIRD ON UNEMPLOYMENT EVERYONE ELSE IS
444 million per year for biased liberal TV? Are we as a nation crazy or what?I say give the yellow bird the pink.

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#4 Oct 9, 2012
what wrote:
GREAT IDEAL U DUMBASS LIBERALS PAY FOR IT THEN AND GET OFF TAXPAYERS BACKS HOW STUPID OUR COUNTRY GOING TO HELL AND FOOLS LIKE U TALK ABOUT A DAMN BIRD NO WONDER LIBERAL FOOLS HAVE BUSTED THIS COUNTRY MIGHT AS WELL PUT BIGBIRD ON UNEMPLOYMENT EVERYONE ELSE IS
I'm not a liberal I was showing Big Bird doesn't need tax dollars to survive so quit crying about it. That's hilarious you didn't read what I wrote. I'm insulted never made a liberal post in my life and won't start today.

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#5 Oct 9, 2012
The link to the article even says U.S. Conservatives.

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#6 Oct 9, 2012
what wrote:
GREAT IDEAL U DUMBASS LIBERALS PAY FOR IT THEN AND GET OFF TAXPAYERS BACKS HOW STUPID OUR COUNTRY GOING TO HELL AND FOOLS LIKE U TALK ABOUT A DAMN BIRD NO WONDER LIBERAL FOOLS HAVE BUSTED THIS COUNTRY MIGHT AS WELL PUT BIGBIRD ON UNEMPLOYMENT EVERYONE ELSE IS
Did you see the 3 new topics today all about Big Bird before I started mine? I Did that so Brawny would drop a pointless argument that Romney is out to get Big Bird. I posted two that shows Big Bird isn't at risk so they should be moving on to a new argument.
Bill Clinton

Livingston, TN

#7 Oct 9, 2012
Hey Libs, I bet if we let Big Bird go we could do more abortions which would make Romney not a women hater. What is important to you Libs, watch a sub standard station or feed people. Go ahead, let's hear it. Let's rob from those who work or get jobs for the lazy.

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