Asserts Nadra Enzi, a moderate-conservative Republican blogger in Louisiana: "Defenders note PBS funding is only 0.012% of the federal budget or $430 million dollars a year. I'd add it's $430 million dollars spent on what some feel is exclusively liberal content. Such a perceived monopoly makes PBS and its flagship character a tempting target. Perhaps that's why candidate [Mitt] Romney, invoking long term Republican concern, told moderator Jim Lehrer at his first presidential debate:. 'I’m sorry, Jim, I’m going to stop the subsidy to PBS. I’m going to stop other things. I like PBS, I love Big Bird,' said Romney. '[But] I’m not going to keep on spending money on things to borrow money from China to pay for.'"
More from Mr. Enzi: "Regrettably, Big Bird has gone from innocent childhood icon to symbol of 'Gimme All Your Money!' liberalism where Obamanomics never touches entitlements but hits taxpayers instead. While I'm glad Big Bird is getting extra exercise on the picket line I'll be even gladder when he hits the fundraising circuit. I'm confident grateful Americans will donate to make up whatever cuts a Romney administration may and I stress may, make. HINT TO BIG BIRD & COMPANY: Hatch some broadcast eggs and unveil a sparkling new slate of Center Right programming in time for future president-elect Romney's debut in DC. You'd be surprised what a little 'fair and balanced' additions could do for your chances at budget time."
Booker Rising response: It is the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, which includes both PBS and National Public Radio, which gets $430 million in people's hard-earned, confiscated tax dollars. This liberal propaganda machine should earn its revenues by serving market demand, like other TV stations