Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Save Big Bird

For those of you who haven't yet, go here. I guess congress feels that it's not worthwhile to fund public broadcasting anymore. Congress is thinking about cutting funding to NPR and PBS. I guess they can't stand that there are some media outlets out there that they don't have under their control. Oh, and the best part about all of this is that they plan on starting the cuts with commercial-free children's programs. I guess they can't stand that there are some kids out there watching educational shows and not half-hour commercials.
Don't these cuts go against the right to free speech?


Emily said...

OK - what? I think you should expand on your free speech comment.

CJ said...

Well, if you cut out public broadcasting networks, then only the wealthy are allowed to voice their opinions on television and radio, since they're the only ones who would be able to afford access to the necessary equipment. I guess, realistically, the proposed cuts wouldn't be against free speech, but you can see that the path it leads to does.