Romney: I'll Put Ads On Big Bird

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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dR7iA_cQvWk&feature=player_embedded]Romney: Big Bird's going to have advertisements - YouTube[/ame]

    Mitt Romney: I'll Put Ads On Big Bird
     
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    I beleive in public broadcasting. I would never have seen Monty Python (I'm talking tv series) nor would I have absolutely been able to adore Fawlty Towers. I used to get this PBS station out of Buffalo and it was awesome.

    what a lot of people don't know is that pbs does public drives. It's not just tax payer dollars.

    Damn I hate lying politicians who don't have a clue what they are talking about.

    ETA: I would like everyone to be accountable though for monies received. But PBS (from what I remember because I live in lower Slobbovia now keeeding I'm just in Manitoba) was amazing.
     
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    As long as he doesn't have ACORN register Bid Bird to vote, then who cares?
     
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    Pubic Broadcasting already has commercials, and tons of sponsorship tags.
    My company has even sponsored local programming in the past.

    Maybe Romney just wants to put some stars upon thars...

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    :lol:

    He's such a nutbar.

    :D
     
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    Manuel sets kitchen on fire

    it's the OMG kitchen moment that makes others understand why we need public broadcasting.


    Because no sane company would put this on the air.

    Oh and in the links I think there is this awesome moment when he's doing the germans.

    Manuel sets the kitchen on fire fawlty towers - Google Search
     
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    Disclaimer:

    Despite watching PBS out of Buffalo I swear I am a conservative.:D

    Honestly though folks they've got good programming and they really do programming drives.

    I gave money to Red Green. Have mercy. I had my husbands credit card.
     
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    I think everyone here knows how I feel about Reversable Mittens. Don't like a thing about the man.

    But I don't have a real problem with this. PBS pretends it's a public service and not a business, but this is bullshit. Go to any Toy Store, and you'll find the Big Bird and Elmo toys right next to the Power Ranger toys.

    And it's not like the private sector hasn't sponsored the same kind of programming, really. You have Cable Channels dedicated to doing the same thing PBS does, with better production values.

    Now, PBS is a "nice to do", but it's not a "need to do". And when you are looking at 1.5 TRILLION dollar deficits and downgraded credit ratings, the "nice to do" things are the things you cut.
     
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    this.
     

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