TV News LIES

Thursday, Nov 23rd

Last update05:20:13 AM GMT

You are here News Journalism & Media Mitt Romney Tells Elmo to Get a Job and Pledges to Kill PBS

Mitt Romney Tells Elmo to Get a Job and Pledges to Kill PBS

E-mail Print PDF

If you want to know what PBS would like without government funding turn on A&E, History Channel, or the ever oxymoronic Learning Channel. These networks have been long held up by Republicans as the private sector alternative to PBS, but look at the programming that these channels actually contain. Would Sesame Street be replaced with Pawn Stars? Instead of Antiques Roadshow, how about Storage Wars? Replace Downton Abbey with Toddlers and Tiaras.


Romney was asked by Fortune where he would cut government spending, and he answered, “There are three major areas I have focused on for reduction in spending. These are in many cases reductions which become larger and larger over time. So first there are programs I would eliminate. Obamacare being one of them but also various subsidy programs — the Amtrak subsidy, the PBS subsidy, the subsidy for the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities. Some of these things, like those endowment efforts and PBS I very much appreciate and like what they do in many cases, but I just think they have to strand (sic) on their own rather than receiving money borrowed from other countries, as our government does on their behalf.”

Mitt Romney was essentially telling Elmo and the rest of Sesame Street to stop being a bunch of bums and get a job. Mitt Romney’s vision for America includes the death of Amtrak, slashed funding for the arts and humanities, and a privatized PBS.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


FCC plans total repeal of net neutrality rules

FCC to repeal all of net neutralityFederal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai will reveal plans to his fellow commissioners on Tuesday to...

Fox News viewers outraged after Shepard Smith debunks Hillary Clinton uranium ‘scandal’

Shepard Smith debunks uranium conspiracy theory that FOX promoted Fox News anchor Shepard Smith is under fire from his own viewers after he debunked...

New York Times suspends Glenn Thrush after allegations of sexual misconduct

NYT suspends Glen Thrush after allegations of sexual misconduct The New York Times said on Monday it is suspending White House correspondent Glenn Thrush while...

Lawmakers alarmed at push to sell CNN

lawmakers alarmed at push to sell CNN Even critics of AT&T’s proposed mega-merger with Time Warner expressed alarm Wednesday at allegations that President...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!