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  • is there any justification for continuing to ask taxpayers to fund npr and pbs?

    12/13/2017 10:05:00 AM PST · by Drango · 22 replies
    In mid-1971, less than a year after the Public Broadcasting Service was created, a 35-year-old lawyer in the Nixon White House warned that conservatives were being “confronted with a long-range problem of significant social consequences - that is, the development of a government-funded broadcast system similar to the BBC.” That lawyer was Antonin Scalia, future Supreme Court justice, whose judicial rulings and observations would make him a conservative icon. His predictions were correct. Pledged as “a vital public resource to enrich our homes, educate our families and to provide assistance to our classrooms” by Lyndon Johnson in his 1967 State...
  • No regrets, Chelsea Manning tells Penn audience

    11/30/2017 1:42:00 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 18 replies
    WHYY (PBS Philadelphia) ^ | 11/29/2017 | Bobby Allyn
    Former Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning has no misgivings about being the force behind what’s been called one of the most notorious leaks of classified documents in U.S. history. “I don’t have any regrets. You can’t go back in time and change things,” said Manning Wednesday night, speaking to a packed room at the Annenberg Center’s Zellerbach Theatre on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania. “I made the decision to do what I did, so that’s it.” Manning’s somewhat laid-back response fails to capture the magnitude of the hundreds of thousands of diplomatic cables from U.S. embassies and consulates...
  • Garrison Keillor says fired over alleged improper behavior

    11/29/2017 9:28:42 AM PST · by rdl6989 · 166 replies
    ABC News ^ | Nov 29, 2017
    Garrison Keillor, the former host of "A Prairie Home Companion," says he's been fired by Minnesota Public Radio over allegations of improper behavior. Keillor told The Associated Press of his firing in an email. In a follow-up statement, he says he was fired over "a story that I think is more interesting and more complicated than the version MPR heard."
  • Garrison Keillor fired by Minnesota Public Radio over allegations of inappropriate behavior

    11/29/2017 11:29:03 AM PST · by Morgana · 59 replies
    Fox ^ | Nov. 29, 2017 | Katherine Lam, Brian Flood | Fox News
    Garrison Keillor, the former host of "A Prairie Home Companion," was fired on Wednesday by the Minnesota Public Radio after the network received an allegation of "inappropriate behavior" against the radio personality. MPR said in a statement it was “terminating its contracts with Garrison Keillor and his private media companies after recently learning of allegations of his inappropriate behavior with an individual who worked with him.”
  • Garrison Keillor to Retire

    11/18/2015 1:24:20 PM PST · by Cecily · 64 replies ^ | July 24, 2015 | Michelle Keenan
    In an recent interview with the Associated Press Garrison Keillor says he plans to step down as host of A Prairie Home Companion (APHC) after the 2015-2016 season. The 72 year old said, "I have a lot of other things that I want to do. I mean, nobody retires anymore. Writers never retire. But this is my last season. This tour this summer is the farewell tour."
  • Republicans, beware. The tables will turn. - (Garrison Keillor BARF)

    06/22/2017 12:04:45 PM PDT · by re_tail20 · 71 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | June20, 2017 | Garrison Keillor
    I am a registered liberal who mostly toes the party line but I am not devoted to the idea of big government. I loathe the law in New York state requiring gas pump nozzles to not latch. This means that I must stand beside my vehicle, holding the nozzle lever open, instead of latching it and walking into the gas station to use the john which, if you're an older male and hear gushing liquid, you feel a powerful urge to do, so thanks to legislative over-regulation, I am on the verge of humiliating myself. Liberals believe in universal suffrage,...
  • Snob Alert: NPR Star Keillor's 'Surprisingly Vicious' Trump Attack

    09/06/2016 9:45:51 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 55 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | September 5, 2016 | 8:26 AM EDT | Tim Graham
    Longtime National Public Radio star Garrison Keillor just finished four decades on state-subsidized radio on A Prairie Home Companion. For almost that long, he’s been an easy example of a pretentious liberal snob, precisely the kind who seriously loathes a Donald Trump. If NPR ever wanted to wonder why they haven’t been granted a Trump interview, it’s because he knows NPR is an elite liberal sandbox for people who congratulate themselves on their marvelous taste and mental acuity. So when Keillor penned an acidulous character assassination of Trump for the Chicago Tribune, the liberals were very pleased. At, they...
  • Garrison Keillor: Done. Over. He's here. Goodbye.

    11/10/2016 12:10:49 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 141 replies
    The Washington Post News Service, Bloomberg News via San Francisco Chronicle ^ | November 10, 2016 | Garrison Keillor, The Washington Post News Service, Bloomberg News
    So he won. The nation takes a deep breath. Raw ego and proud illiteracy have won out and a severely learning-disabled man with a real character problem will be president. We are so exhausted from thinking about this election, millions of people will take up leaf-raking and garage cleaning with intense pleasure. We liberal elitists are wrecks. The Trumpers had a whale of a good time, waving their signs, jeering at the media, beating up protesters, chanting "Lock her up" -- we elitists just stood and clapped. Nobody chanted "Stronger Together." It just doesn't chant.
  • Garrison Keillor: Praise The Lord, I've Seen The Dark (barf alert but funny)

    07/25/2016 6:45:30 AM PDT · by Iron Munro · 40 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | Friday, July 22, 2016 | Garrison Keillor
    A week ago I felt good about America but no more. Coyotes are running freely in the streets of our big cities, the stock market is teetering on the verge of collapse, the monetary system will soon go belly-up, China and North Korea and Iran have a knife to our throats, our schools are in chaos, politicians corrupt, the media stupefied by political correctness, and everywhere you look you hear foreign accents. We are on the edge of the abyss. At my house, we've begun fortifying the basement walls with sandbags and laying in barrels of fresh water and K-rations....
  • Garrison Keilor Fired?

    11/29/2017 10:54:33 AM PST · by SERKIT · 39 replies
    Self | 11/29/2017 | Self
    So who was his secret "Prairie Home Companion"? Lake Wobegon is a quintessentially Minnesota small town characterized by the narrator as "... where all the women are strong (they need to be to fend off gropers), all the men are good-looking (oooh....was he hitting on men, too?), and all the children are above average (....and I truly hope protected from predators)."
  • Here’s The Complete Transcript Of Sen. Al Franken’s Tribute To David Letterman That Got Cut From

    11/20/2017 7:56:37 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    New York Post ^ | Nov 20, 2017 | Meghan O'Keefe
    Here’s The Complete Transcript Of Sen. Al Franken’s Tribute To David Letterman That Got Cut From The ‘Kennedy Center’ BroadcastTonight, your local PBS affiliate will be airing the Kennedy Center special honoring David Letterman with the 20th Annual Mark Twain Prize for Humor. You’ll see comedy stars like Jimmy Kimmel, Norm Macdonald, Bill Murray, Amy Schumer, John Mulaney, and more fete the late night titan with speeches in his honor. What you won’t see is what embattled Senator Al Franken had to say. The former Saturday Night Live writer and performer’s tribute was cut from the broadcast in the wake...
  • Charlie Rose I Didn't Commit 'Wrongdoings'

    11/21/2017 8:22:16 AM PST · by ColdOne · 16 replies ^ | 11/21/17 | tmz
    Charlie Rose seemed the worse for wear as he walked home Monday after getting benched from all of his gigs, and he seemed to take issue with the characterization that he did something wrong. A photog got Rose entering his New York City apartment and asked if he had anything to say to the women who accused him of "wrongdoing." Rose shot back, "It's not wrongdoings" ... then entered his building with an assist from the doorman.
  • Eight women say Charlie Rose sexually harassed them — with nudity, groping and lewd calls

    11/20/2017 2:05:10 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 118 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 20, 2017 | By Irin Carmon and Amy Brittain
    Eight women have told The Washington Post that longtime television host Charlie Rose made unwanted sexual advances toward them, including lewd phone calls, walking around naked in their presence, or groping their breasts, buttocks or genital areas. The women were employees or aspired to work for Rose at the “Charlie Rose” show from the late 1990s to as recently as 2011. They ranged in age from 21 to 37 at the time of the alleged encounters. Rose, 75, whose show airs on PBS, also co-hosts “CBS This Morning” and is a contributing correspondent for “60 Minutes.” There are striking commonalities...
  • PBS Cancels ‘Charlie Rose’

    11/21/2017 11:19:40 AM PST · by C19fan · 16 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | November 21, 2017 | Denise Petski
    PBS has joined CBS News in ending its relationship with Charlie Rose. The public broadcaster announced it has cancelled distribution of his self-titled interview program Charlie Rose.
  • Charlie Rose accused of sexual harassment by 8 women

    11/20/2017 2:59:55 PM PST · by COUNTrecount · 62 replies
    NY POST ^ | November 20, 2017 | Danika Fears
    Eight women have accused TV journalist Charlie Rose of sexually harassing them — including groping them and prancing around naked in front of them, according to a new report. “It has taken 10 years and a fierce moment of cultural reckoning for me to understand these moments for what they were,” Reah Bravo, a former intern and associate producer for Rose’s PBS show, told The Washington Post. “He was a sexual predator, and I was his victim.” The women, who range in age from 21 to 27, described several incidents of sexual misconduct, including Rose groping their body parts and...
  • CBS News suspends Charlie Rose, PBS to halt production following sexual harassment report

    11/20/2017 2:53:57 PM PST · by BusterDog · 96 replies
    Bye Charlie
  • CBS suspends Rose, PBS halts his show following allegations

    11/20/2017 3:09:48 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 248 replies
    AP ^ | 21/11/17
    NEW YORK (AP) — PBS says it is immediately halting distribution of Charlie Rose's interview program and CBS News suspended him following The Washington Post's report of eight women who accused the veteran newsman of multiple unwanted sexual advances and inappropriate behavior. The women, three of whom spoke on the record in the deeply-reported story, accused Rose of groping them, walking naked in front of them and relating an erotic dream. Rose told the Post that he was "deeply embarrassed" and apologized for his behavior. Rose's PBS show features his in-depth interviews with newsmakers....
  • PBS Cuts Al Franken From David Letterman’s Mark Twain Prize Broadcast

    11/20/2017 8:09:54 AM PST · by Leaning Right · 28 replies
    Yahoo ^ | November 19, 2017 | Greg Evans
    PBS is editing out Senator Al Franken’s appearance from tomorrow’s taped broadcast of the Kennedy Center’s Mark Twain Prize ceremony honoring David Letterman. The decision comes after the former Saturday Night Live writer and performer was accused of sexual harassment.
  • FEATURED Nancy Zieman, founder of Nancy's Notions in Beaver Dam, dies

    11/18/2017 9:36:19 PM PST · by Califreak · 17 replies
    Daily Citizen ^ | 11/14/17 | Daily Citizen Staff
    Nancy Zieman, who founded Nancy’s Notions in Beaver Dam and became a nationally known figure in the sewing community, has died from cancer. Zieman, 64, was an educator, author, pattern maker, television producer, entrepreneur and innovator who is probably best known for her public television show “Sewing With Nancy.” She hosted the program since 1982 and announced earlier this year that she would no longer be producing the show due to her ongoing illness. Tacony Corp. purchased Nancy’s Notions in 2003, but Zieman remained involved as a spokeswoman and educator.
  • PBS FORCED TO Shut Down LIVE Event For Hillary Clinton [Video]

    11/05/2017 2:38:15 PM PST · by · 55 replies
    This has to now qualify as being the feel-good story of the month! You would think liberal fake news agencies would know better by now. But the far left wing propaganda machine known as "PBS" had a live feed on Facebook with Crooked Hillary Clinton for the "2017 Democratic Woman of the Year Award." But it seems to have not gone quite as planned. As you see below, things got quite out of hand. CBS had a live feed on Facebook for Hilary's "Democratic Woman of the Year Award," but things didn't go as planned. PBS finally had to shut...