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  • Fort the focus of TV program tonight PBS to host Finnegan, Col. McFarland to talk about post

    02/21/2014 3:14:36 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies
    On PBS channel 6, at 8:30 p.m., two familiar faces in Southeastern Arizona are featured on the television program, “Arizona Week.” Tom Finnegan, co-chair of the Governor’s Military Affairs Commission, and Fort Huachuca Garrison Commander, Col. Dan McFarland, will be discussing Fort Huachuca and its impact on the community and its importance to the state. Tonight’s broadcast will feature host Lorraine Rivera, who each week brings a timely review of statewide issues. The program provides depth and perspective to top issues of the week, with both on-location and in-studio interviews with key newsmakers, followed by a panel of journalists who...
  • Polar Explorer vs. Reality TV Crew: Tim Jarvis in the Footsteps of Shackleton

    01/15/2014 12:04:04 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 15 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 1-12-14 | Daryll Hartman
    In ‘Chasing Shackleton’, Tim Jarvis re-enacts a hundred-year-old Antarctic journey using replica gear and clothing. Despite the raging tempests, subzero temperatures, and treacherous crevasse fields, what really tests him are the intrusions of a reality TV crew. This would seem to be a problem unique to modern explorers. But might Shackleton have sympathized? The so-called “heroic age” of polar exploration lasted from the tail end of the Victorian era until the outbreak of World War I. When we consider this period’s doughty adventurers, none speaks more directly to our modern souls than Sir Ernest Shackleton. The exhibitions, movies, books, and...
  • Do you think Doc Martin would agree with Phil Robertson?

    12/21/2013 7:09:07 PM PST · by A Cyrenian · 41 replies
    I can hear Doc Martin. "Your penis does not belong in his anus."
  • Fleeing TV

    12/07/2013 4:41:14 AM PST · by Kaslin · 106 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 7, 2013 | Bill O'Reilly
    Marketing surveys now show that when Americans come home from work, more folks turn on their computers than their television sets. That is a first. The reason is twofold: First, you can create your own world on your PC, and second, TV is awful. Flat-out awful. For years, television has been losing viewers because the product, generally speaking, has collapsed. Reality TV has destroyed the tube. Cheap, mindless shows featuring people who should be deported rule the airwaves. Don't believe me? Well, TV Guide recently listed reality TV's most startling moments. The choices are indeed startling. Among them is...
  • PBS "Lincoln '@' Gettysburg" - Good but Democrat!

    11/23/2013 10:10:52 AM PST · by SES1066 · 8 replies
    Public Broadcasting System ^ | 11/19/2013 | PBS / Partisan Pictures
    Learn how Lincoln exerted control through the telegraph and its effect on the Gettysburg Address.
  • Obama Leaves 'Under God' Out of His Gettysburg Address Reading for PBS Star

    11/19/2013 10:16:57 AM PST · by chessplayer · 36 replies
    Chris Plante at WMAL Radio in Washington reported on his show Tuesday that President Obama joined a cast of 61 "noted lawmakers, politicians, news anchors and celebrities, including every living President, in reciting the Gettysburg Address" for PBS star Ken Burns, who made "The Civil War" documentary series. Everyone else delivered the address as Lincoln had written it, including the phrase, "that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom." But in his version of the address, President Obama omitted the words "under God."
  • Health care report new problem for White House

    11/19/2013 7:16:02 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 17 replies
    PBS ^ | 11/19/13 | CHRISTINA BELLANTONI AND TERENCE BURLIJ
    Another day, another rough patch for the Affordable Care Act. House Republicans released documents suggesting that President Barack Obama's White House had early and direct warnings about the anticipated problems with HealthCare.gov, and new poll figures find Mr. Obama at the lowest point in his presidency. A Washington Post-ABC survey indicated that some voters might even be rethinking their 2012 choice in the presidential race. The poll found 49 percent of respondents said they would vote for Republican nominee Mitt Romney if the election were held today, and 45 percent said they would back Mr. Obama. Opposition to the 2010...
  • The Rise & fall of Jim Crow (PBS: "Klan..a terrorist organization in service of...Democratic Party")

    10/27/2013 12:19:15 PM PDT · by BCrago66 · 42 replies
    PBS ^ | 2002 | Richard Wormser
    The Ku Klux Klan was formed as a social club by a group of Confederate Army veterans in Pulaski, Tennessee in the winter of 1865-66. The group adopted the name Ku Klux Klan from the Greek word "kyklos," meaning circle, and the English word clan. In the summer of 1867, the Klan became the "Invisible Empire of the South" at a convention in Nashville, Tennessee attended by delegates from former Confederate states. The group was presided over General Nathan Bedford Forrest, who is believed to have been the first Grand Wizard -- the title for the head of the organization.
  • Obama administration says “Don’t believe what you’ve heard” from the following news sources

    10/27/2013 6:00:10 AM PDT · by grundle · 24 replies
    wordpress ^ | October 27, 2013 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Dan from Squirrel Hill's Blog Obama administration says “Don’t believe what you’ve heard” from the following news sources On October 25, 2013, regarding the various criticisms of Obamacare, Health and Human Services secretary Kathleen Sebelius said:“Don’t believe what you’ve heard.”In other words, the Obama administration says we shouldn’t believe the Washington Post, the New York Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, Associated Press, Reuters, CNN, MSNBC, ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS, NPR, Politico, the Wall St. Journal, the Christian Science Monitor, Investor’s Business Daily, Forbes, the BBC, Huffington Post, the Nation, Mother Jones, or New Republic.
  • 'League of Denial' Strikes at the Heart of the NFL (And Football) as We Know It

    10/12/2013 12:32:48 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 65 replies
    Bleacher Report ^ | October 9, 2013 | Michael Schottey
    It was billed as the documentary that Roger Goodell and the NFL didn't want you to see. PBS' Frontline aired its long-awaited special—League of Denial: The NFL's Concussion Crisis—on Tuesday night to a bevy of support (and buzz) from the football community. In terms of media attention, only ESPN's 30 for 30 draws this kind of anticipation and reaction as a documentary series. For those that were not able to watch it live or forgot to set the DVR, the near two-hour special is available on Frontline's website. As you may remember, this is the documentary that ESPN first assisted...
  • $445 million to Corporation for Public Broadcasting on first day of government slimdown

    10/08/2013 9:05:42 AM PDT · by Carbonsteel · 7 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/8/2013 | Hollie McKay
    LOS ANGELES – Funding for clinical cancer trials and other life-saving research under the National Institutes of Health was cut off in response to the government slimdown, but it looks like the cookie monster will still be knee-deep in chocolate chips (or is it carrots now?) According to the Daily Treasury Statement and first reported by CNS News, the administration dished out $445 million to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) on the first day of the slimdown, which means funds for the likes of PBS Newshour, NPR and “Sesame Street” are being spent before cancer research.
  • Al Sharpton, ‘PoliticsNation’ Advertisers Targeted in New Boycott

    10/07/2013 4:36:14 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 14 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 10/7/2013 | David Freedlander
    A new group bent on unmasking ‘leftists in the media’ has its first target—MSNBC’s ‘racial extortionist,’ the Rev. Al Sharpton. David Freedlander talks with the leader of the right’s answer to Media Matters. A group of conservative activists, tired of what they see as a persistent and little remarked liberal bias in the news media, are set to begin a series of boycotts aimed at advertisers who sponsor what they see as left-wing networks, outlets, and journalists. On Sunday they announced their first target, the Rev. Al Sharpton, the civil-rights leader turned MSNBC talk-show host whose PoliticsNation has grown in...
  • Last-minute Administration Payment Before the Shutdown: $445 Million (to PBS)

    10/05/2013 8:54:02 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 11 replies
    Public-broadcasting fans love to proclaim that PBS and NPR are bravely “independent” of the government. But sometimes, the facts suggest a close symbiotic relationship. Terence P. Jeffrey of CNSNews.com reports that on the first day of the government shutdown, the Daily Treasury Statement revealed no money for clinical trials for cancer, but the administration awarded $445 million to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB). Pay the publicist first!
  • Shutdown, Big Bird, Child Cancer And Unsustainable National Debt And Entitlements Cancer

    10/05/2013 8:23:54 AM PDT · by whitedog57 · 2 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 10/05/2013 | Anthony B. Sanders
    The Obama Administration certainly has its priorities. During the shutdown, Big Bird (aka, PBS) got $445 million in “essential” government spending while cancer research got zilch. As Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said about helping kids with cancer, ‘Why would we want to do that?’ Of course, the big issue is really the debt limit debate. Watch for the rhetoric to go into overdrive. But here are some stark facts for your consideration. 1. Entitlements are growing at an unsustainable pace. This will require massive increases in Federal debt. Federal Spending_0 2. Total Credit Market Debt Owed equals $57.56 TRILLION....
  • After Shutdown: Administration Gives $445,000,000 to Corporation for Public Broadcasting

    10/04/2013 9:25:05 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 37 replies
    CNS News ^ | 10/3/2013 | Terrence P Jeffrey
    (CNSNews.com) - On the first day of the “shutdown” of the federal government, when members of the U.S. Senate were going to the well of their house to point out that the shutdown would prevent the National Institutes of Health from starting clinical trials for cancer patients and others facing possibly terminal illnesses, the administration was giving $445,000,000 to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, according to the Daily Treasury Statement. That means PBS NewsHour, National Public Radio and Sesame Street got a taxpayer subsidy during the shutdown, but not would-be cancer patients at the NIH. The $445 million the Treasury...
  • Activists put heat on ‘GBH to oust donor, board giant (conservative "misleads", climate change)

    10/03/2013 11:46:24 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 10 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 10/4/13 | Chris Cassidy and Matt Stout
    Angry environmental activists say they have more than 70,000 signatures and plan to flood a WGBH trustees meeting next week calling for the ouster of conservative lightning-rod billionaire David Koch from the board — but the public TV and radio station for now is standing by the longtime PBS mega-donor. “David Koch has essentially dedicated himself — and tens of millions of dollars — to deliberately mislead the public about climate change,” claimed Emily Southard of environmental group Forecast the Facts. “That’s completely incompatible with an organization like WGBH, which is dedicated to public education.” Koch, a prominent Mitt Romney...
  • The Left, Bert and Ernie and Children's Innocence

    07/02/2013 8:50:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Townhall ^ | 07/02/2013 | Dennis Prager
    <p>If a Martian were to observe the human condition, he would have to conclude that the left has an agenda to deprive children of their innocence.</p> <p>The Martian would have no other explanation for the premature sexualizing of children that the left has engaged in for decades, and which seems to increases almost weekly.</p>
  • Kevin Clash Update: Embattled ex-Elmo puppeteer wins 3 Daytime Emmys

    06/17/2013 4:26:07 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    CBS News ^ | June 17, 2013
    LOS ANGELES - Kevin Clash, the Elmo puppeteer who resigned amid allegations that he sexually abused underage boys, won three Daytime Emmy Awards for his work on "Sesame Street." Clash won as outstanding performer in a children's series at the creative arts ceremony held Friday night. He shared trophies for outstanding pre-school children's series and directing in a children's series.
  • ‘Sesame Street’ to teach kids about when Mommy goes to prison

    06/12/2013 9:47:27 PM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies
    NY Post ^ | 6/12/13 | KATE SHEEHY
    It’s brought to you by the letter P — for prison. PBS’s “Sesame Street” is moving from ABCs and counting numbers to offering its young viewers a bigger lesson in life: how to cope when Mommy or Daddy lands behind bars. Called “Little Children, Big Challenges: Incarceration,” the program is distributing “tool kits’’ to schools, community centers and even jails in 10 states — including New York — starting today to help kids ages 3 to 8, organizers said. According to one “tip’’ for caregivers, “Before you visit your incarcerated loved one, let your child know some of the things...
  • THE SPY FACTORY

    06/13/2013 9:27:46 AM PDT · by Dick Bachert · 4 replies
    PBS ^ | Unknown | Unknown
    How many of you viewed this when it aired on PBS? Apparently, not too many. I missed it as well. For some strange reason, it is still up on YouTube. In 52 minutes, it explains that our hundreds of "security" agencies are collections of turf-defending bureaucrats who don't talk to one another and probably can't find their asses with both hands -- but they can find YOUR emails and phone contacts! If this -- especially the PRE-911 section -- doesn't make you furious, you're either not paying attention, don't give a s**t or are a low-information "voter" -- or worse....
  • 'PBS Newshour' announces layoffs, office closures

    06/11/2013 10:00:35 PM PDT · by Justaham · 36 replies
    upi.com ^ | 6/11/13 | Kate Stanton
    The long-running news show formerly helmed by Jim Lehrer will make its first major layoffs in nearly 20 years, The New York Times reported Tuesday. The company will close its offices in San Francisco and Denver, and eliminate some of its production positions at its Washington, D.C. headquarters. "The PBS Newshour's" executive producer said that the program hoped to "build new relationships with a variety of locally based freelance video journalists around the country." "A steady drop in corporate revenue" contributed to the program's decision to cut back.
  • "My Dad Is in Jail" : Sesame Street Teaches Kids About America's Incarceration Epidemic

    06/11/2013 4:30:32 PM PDT · by Bon of Babble · 51 replies
    Reason ^ | June 10, 2013 | Mike Riggs
    The makers of Sesame Street decided to design and release an educational kit titled "Little Children, Big Challenges: Incarceration." The kit is "an educational outreach initiative for families with children (ages 3 – 8) who are coping with a parent’s incarceration." Can you imagine telling a five-year-old about prison? "Our resources," say Sesame Streeters, "provide talking points and tools to help families manage the changes resulting from this situation and to find comfort in one another."
  • PBS’s Charlie Rose Spins For Susan Rice and State Department on Benghazi

    05/10/2013 5:52:46 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | May 10, 2013 | Paul Bremmer
    On his Thursday night PBS program, Charlie Rose attempted to fulfill his duties as a liberal media member by defending the State Department’s dishonest talking points following the September 11 terrorist attack in Benghazi. Rose was grilling Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), who was involved in the Benghazi hearings, about his views on the matter. When Rose asked Chaffetz if he believed there was a coverup, the congressman was ready. He brought up the fact that for days after the attack, the administration claimed the incident had been sparked by a spontaneous demonstration over an anti-Islam YouTube video. But Chaffetz and...
  • Ad for new PBS show "Constitution USA" (I got a bad feeling about this)

    I just saw this ad for a new PBS show called Constitution USA, which premiers this week. According to the ad, the show seeks to answer the question: "Does the Constitution have what it takes to keep up with the lives, limits and freedoms of modern America?" Judging purely by the ad, I'd say that our Constitution is in for a real shellacking at the hands of PBS. Here's an excerpt of a review of the show by Variety: Sagal (host of NPR’s “Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me!”) frames the discussion with a gimmick, riding across the U.S. on red,...
  • Watch Justin Timberlake PBS “Memphis Soul” Show Live from the White House(What sequester?)

    04/09/2013 4:48:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Showbiz411 ^ | April 9, 2013 | Roger Friedman
    Keep refreshing…Beginning at 6:55pm, watch the PBS taping of a salute to Memphis Soul live from the White House right here. The actual edited show airs on Aprul 16th. The show will use Justin Timberlake as bait for the contemporary audience. But the real reasons to watch are the Stax Records stars who made it onto the lineup including Mavis Staples, Sam Moore, Booker T. Jones– who will sing, which is rare–William Bell, as well as Cyndi Lauper and Queen Latifah. Al Green was supposed to be on the show, but no one could find him. Or they found him...
  • White House throwing star-studded concert despite sequester

    04/03/2013 9:37:30 PM PDT · by haffast · 35 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 4-3-2013 | FoxNews.com
    Though the White House has been singing the sequester blues, the Obamas still have managed to scrape together enough cash to throw a star-studded concert celebrating "Memphis Soul" later this month. The White House announced Tuesday that the 10th concert in its "In Performance at the White House" series would go on April 16. Set to perform are Al Green, Ben Harper, Queen Latifah, Cyndi Lauper and Justin Timberlake, among many others. Though the White House last month decided to suspend official tours of the "people's house" citing the sequester, the budget cuts apparently have not impeded the concert schedule....
  • Why can PBS promote everything that goes against Biblical Christianity?

    03/07/2013 12:57:46 PM PST · by Faith Presses On · 16 replies
    See PBS page.
  • PBS’ ‘Makers’ explores the women’s movement (from a liberal perspective, natch)

    02/26/2013 1:18:06 PM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 19 replies
    Daily Herald ^ | February 25, 2013 | Jacqueline Cutler
    For girls born after women were appointed to the Supreme Court, "Makers: Women Who Make America" is a history lesson. The three-hour special that airs at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, on PBS is naturally not just for younger women. It is for everyone — those who relished victories whenever women won higher office, experienced fury when colleagues made sexual advances or were frustrated when schools allocated money only for boys sports. It's for males and females — those who suffered the indignities and fought to change the world and those for whom the ERA is only a baseball stat....
  • Down On Downton: Why The Left Is Torching Downton Abbey

    02/15/2013 1:33:55 AM PST · by malkee · 64 replies
    Forbes ^ | 2/14/13 | Jerry Bowyer
    So Downton Abbey‘s message is an anti-class warfare one. The fact is that the spirit of the critics is hard left, and maybe that’s why Downton Abbey makes them so angry, because the success of the series shows that this group does not speak for America. It also shows something equally important to the future of our culture: that there is no inherent need for good TV to be left of center. Stories sympathetic to virtue, preservation of property and admiration of nobility and of wealth can be told beautifully and to wide audiences, and I suspect they will be...
  • Network Morning Shows Ignore 10th Anniversary of Space Shuttle Columbia Disaster

    02/01/2013 4:43:08 PM PST · by chessplayer · 3 replies
    On February 1, 2003, seven astronauts on board Space Shuttle Columbia died during re-entry as they returned to Earth from the STS-107 mission. Friday was the 10th anniversary of the disaster, but none of the Big Three networks morning newscasts marked this somber occasion. ABC's Good Morning America, CBS This Morning, and NBC's Today understandably devoted considerable broadcast time to the upcoming Super Bowl on Sunday. However, this coverage contained segments to frivolous, celebrity-driven stories that could have been whittled down to air even a mere brief on the anniversary of the tragedy. Here are examples from each morning show:...
  • Feinstein caught lying about true intent of 1994 ban

    01/14/2013 10:16:27 PM PST · by Secret Agent Man · 9 replies
    these two video clips prove difi's goals are to confiscate all guns. she lied recenty on pbs, and an interview regarding her 1994 attempt proves she lied. this is exactly what they want. she admits it was her goal all along. http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=k3DKuN2ey80&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3Dk3DKuN2ey80%26feature%3Dplayer_embedded
  • 4th man claims he had underage sex with Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash

    12/10/2012 2:03:47 PM PST · by FamiliarFace · 40 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | December 10, 2012 | Chris Kaltenbach and Mary Carole McCauley
    <p>A fourth accuser is coming forward to claim he engaged in underage sex with former "Sesame Street" puppeteer Kevin Clash.</p> <p>On Monday, Florida-based attorney Jeff Herman filed his third lawsuit alleging that Clash, now 52, engaged in sex with minors. Herman also has filed suits on behalf of two of the previous three accusers.</p>
  • PBS NewsHour Fails To Press Left-Wing Activist on Entitlement Inaccuracies

    12/08/2012 10:59:35 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | December 07, 2012 | 18:47 | Matt Vespa
    The PBS NewsHour has yet to invite a strong conservative on the program to talk about the fiscal cliff. Tuesday night they had New York Times columnist, left-wing economist, and Obama cheerleader Paul Krugman to detail his view. Wednesday night they had moderately-conservative Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn), but last night was the most interesting. PBS invited the Norquist of the left, Max Richtman, of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare, who insisted we shouldn’t be in a rush to reform our entitlement spending. After all, when the unfunded liability of both programs is around $100 trillion, what’s...
  • 'Elmo' puppeteer Kevin Clash resigns as second man files lawsuit over new underage sex allegations

    11/20/2012 10:05:49 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 41 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 11/20/12 | PHILIP CAULFIELD
    A second man has come forward saying he had sex with Kevin Clash, the voice of “Sesame Street” character Elmo, when the accuser was a teenage minor, according to a report. -snip- Cecil Singleton, who is now in his 30s, said he and Clash hooked up on a gay phone sex line in 1993 when he was 15 and the muppeteer was 32, according to a new $5 million lawsuit reported by TMZ. Singleton said Clash “trolled” phone sex lines to meet boys and wooed him with gifts of cash and fancy dinners, the lawsuit said, according to TMZ. Clash...
  • Voice of Elmo on leave from Sesame Street after he was accused of having 'sex with boy'

    11/12/2012 6:37:28 AM PST · by massmike · 36 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 11/12/2012 | JILL REILLY
    The man who voices the puppet of Elmo on Sesame Street has taken leave amid allegations he had a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old boy. Kevin Clash, 52, has taken a leave of absence from the popular children's show after the programme's lawyers were contacted by a 23-year-old man who claims he had a sexual relationship with the puppeteer seven years ago, when he was aged 16. TMZ, who reported the allegations, said that Mr Clash had admitted he had a relationship with the man, but only after the accuser was an adult and said the accusations were both false...
  • While Romney Campaigns in the Midwest, Obama Activists Dress Like Muppets

    11/05/2012 3:56:47 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 4, 2012 | Cortney O'Brien
    Tourists in downtown Washington, D.C. may have been confused by a small, colorful gathering on the mall on Saturday, as a group of activists came together for the “Million Puppet March” with a message of government support for PBS. While the Count may have been disappointed – the assembled crowd for this million-strong march was a few hundred at most – the activists in their cobbled-together homemade costumes did their best. Big Bird, Grover and the Wild Things took pictures with fans in a sea of Obama/Biden signs and ‘Puppets Unite!’ posters. For anyone walking to the Smithsonian museums, they...
  • Million Muppet March (another Liberal bust)

    10/28/2012 7:43:41 AM PDT · by CreviceTool · 9 replies
    Twitter ^ | October 28, 2012 | Liberal Supporters
    Bring your favorite puppet 11/3 to Lincoln Park, Washington DC at 10am ET with a march to Capitol Reflecting Pool by 1:00pm ET for rally.
  • The bias of Bob Schieffer: Top 7 moments

    10/22/2012 10:53:13 AM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    Michelle Malkin ^ | October 22, 2012 | Michelle Malkin
    In August, I blasted the Commission on Presidential Debate’s choices of three Beltway lib journo-tools — CNN’s Candy Crowley, PBS’s Jim Lehrer and CBS’s Bob Schieffer. So far, they’ve acted just as expected and predicted. As I noted: While the debate panel trumpeted the gender diversity of its picks, the chromosomal diversity is far outweighed by the political uniformity, class conformity and geographical homogeneity of the group. ... The presidential debates are the last bastion of “mainstream” media self-delusion in the 21st century. They are a ritual laughingstock for tens of millions of American viewers who have put up with...
  • Obama wins the second debate. Too bad it’s not the one that mattered [disgusting Obama media bias!]

    10/17/2012 1:04:21 AM PDT · by ETL · 46 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | October 17, 2012 | Jeff Greenfield
    When the evening began, one observation dominated the conversation: “If President Barack Obama has another debate like the last one, the election’s over.” When the evening ended, I was struck by a different thought: If Obama had performed this way at the first debate, the election would have been over. In every debate, whatever the format, whatever the questions, there is one and only one way to identify the winner: Who commands the room? Who drives the narrative? Who is in charge? More often than not on Tuesday night, I think, Obama had the better of it.
  • 90 Second Video Shutting Down Big Bird Argument

    10/16/2012 10:09:47 AM PDT · by Rebel_Ace · 8 replies
    You Tube ^ | 10/14/2012 | M Boleyn
    Here is a 90 second video that basically shuts down all argument about whether or not Big Bird (ie Sesame Street) needs Federal Funding. Watch the Video Here
  • 'Million Muppet March' Planned In DC To Protect Federal Funding For PBS [the Muppets are 1%ers!]

    10/15/2012 10:17:15 AM PDT · by ETL · 28 replies
    Deadline.com ^ | October 12, 2012 | THE DEADLINE TEAM
    Mitt Romney’s now infamous pledge to eliminate federal funding for PBS despite his affection for Big Bird and Jim Lehrer is getting still more pushback. Today a Los Angeles animation exec and an Idaho student are planning a 'Million Muppet March' for November 3rd at the National Mall in Washington DC three days before the election. Reuters reports Animax’s Michael Bellavia and student Chris Mecham came up with the idea separately during the October 3rd debate. Bellavia bought the Internet address www.millionmuppetmarch.com and discovered Mecham already had the Facebook page. The two fans of Sesame Street connected before the debate...
  • Big Bird March Scheduled To Keep The 1%er On Government Dole

    10/14/2012 10:23:47 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 22 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 10/13/12 | Tim Brown
    I’ve not heard so much talk about Big Bird and Sesame Street since I was six years old! Ever since the first presidential debate this year, when Mitt Romney mentioned Big Bird, with reference to his desire to pull funding for PBS, something about the big yellow bird has been in the news on a daily basis. Now it looks like some “bird brain” has come up with a wacky idea to march on Washington, D.C., in support of Big Bird, on November 3, just three days before the election. Though Romney’s call for stripping subsidizing of PBS only really...
  • Kid Rock and Sean Penn do a PSA...

    10/13/2012 7:10:38 PM PDT · by JouleZ · 34 replies
    YouTube ^ | 10/10-2012 | PBS
    Kid Rock: "You are a Communist" Sean Penn: "You are a red-neck" It gets better.......
  • Pair pursue plans to mount Million Muppet March on National Mall (Idaho)

    10/13/2012 10:27:33 AM PDT · by Drango · 29 replies
    Current.org ^ | October 10, 2012 | Dru Sefton
    Two pubcasting fans in different cities who separately conceived plans for a “Million Muppet March” in support of public broadcasting have teamed up to try to organize the event on Nov. 3 on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Michael Bellavia, 42, of Los Angeles, and Chris Mecham, 46, of Boise, Idaho, were watching the presidential debate on Oct. 3 when Republican nominee Mitt Romney said that he would end subsidies to PBS if elected. Even before the debate ended, Bellavia had secured the URL millionmuppetmarch.com, and Mecham created the Million Muppet March Facebook page. “We just merged the two...
  • "Million Muppet March" planned to defend U.S. backing for PBS

    10/12/2012 6:44:30 PM PDT · by cruise_missile · 62 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 12, 2012 | Daneil Trotta
    (Reuters) - Plans to save Big Bird, the fuzzy yellow character on U.S. public television's "Sesame Street," from possible extinction are taking shape in the form of a puppet-based protest next month dubbed the "Million Muppet March." The demonstration is planned for November 3 at the National Mall in Washington, D.C., three days before the general election. Before the presidential debate between Democratic President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney had concluded on October 3, two men who had never met each floated the Million Muppet March idea on social media. They immediately united to defend public broadcasting. Romney...
  • PBS and Big Bird

    10/11/2012 7:08:29 AM PDT · by greyfox · 6 replies
    Real clear politics ^ | Oct 11/2012 | greyfox
    Dennis Miller joins Bill O'Reilly to lend his perspective on the upcoming Vice Presidential debate between Paul Ryan and Joe Biden along with comments on the big bird controversy
  • Virginian Pilot claims $430 million isn't real money.

    10/11/2012 5:00:27 AM PDT · by moneyrunner · 17 replies
    The Virginian ^ | 10/11/2012 | Moneyrunner
    The rambling incoherence of the people who write editorials for the Virginian Pilot has broken through the bounds of time and space to finally arrive in a completely new universe. A universe where the $430 million government subsidy to PBS is actually nothing, nada, zero. A universe where NOT SPENDING $430 million that we don’t have will have NO EFFECT on the federal deficit! Don’t believe me? Allow me to quote two lines from this editorial that is so mind-blowingly stupid that reading it will make destroy your brain cells: "Public broadcasting has nothing to do with the federal deficit....
  • Exciting new Obama talking point: There’s only one candidate who’ll fight for Big Bird

    10/10/2012 6:55:49 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/10/2012 | AllahPundit
    As prominent Democrat Dick Harpootlian put it, "Big Bird is iconic. He — or it — she — I don’t know what it is — is an icon with a whole generation or two of Americans." Well said. If Mitt Romney won't stand up for giant muppets, who will he stand up for?If we're destined for heartbreak on election night, my friends, let these words be our solace: A lawyer for Sesame Workshop has requested that the campaign take down the spot, which was slated to run on national cable outlets.“We have received that request,” [Obama spokesman Jen] Psaki told...
  • Confirmed: Big Bird ad a flop across the entire political spectrum (BigBird a Bain investor?)

    10/10/2012 12:48:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 10, 2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Put this another way. When your campaign strategy loses Matt Lauer, Chris Matthews Bob Shrum, and earns four Pinocchios from the Washington Post, where exactly does that leave you? In a fine, feathered mess, that’s where. Lauer interviewed Obama campaign adviser Robert Gibbs this morning on Today, and asked, “Is that the kind of political ad that a campaign releases when it feels that it has ideas and solutions on its side, or is that the kind of political ad a campaign releases when it simply wants to get attention?” As if on cue, Gibbs insists that Mitt Romney declared...
  • Vulture Capitalism (Do we really need Public Broadcasting?)

    10/10/2012 7:13:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/10/2012 | The Editors
    The Obama campaign apparently is being run by a humor-deficient would-be Jon Stewart: On Tuesday, it launched an ill-advised attempt at snark in an advertisement featuring Big Bird. How bad was the ad? Even the yellow fellow himself was embarrassed, and Sesame Workshop, the multimillion-dollar enterprise with the $1 million–a–year president behind Sesame Street, asked that the ad be taken down. Even President Obama’s amen corner in the media was aghast: ABC News’ Terry Moran pronounced it the work of a campaign “in panic mode.” Somebody should remind Barack Obama that he is, for the moment, president of the United...