Related News: Read This Column, or Big Bird Takes a Bullet: Kevin Hassett

March 17, 2011 § Leave a comment

“A famous 1973 cover of National Lampoon showed a dog with a revolver held to its head, with the caption, “If you don’t buy this magazine, we’ll kill this dog.”

To hear defenders of publicly subsidized media, Republican efforts to cut funding to National Public Radio (NPR) and the Public Broadcasting System (PBS) puts a gun to the head of Big Bird. That doesn’t have to be the case.

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting, created by Congress in 1967, provides public funds that cover about 15 percent of operating costs for public radio and television. In fiscal year 2011 its federal appropriation is $430 million, up from $300 million in 2000. ” more – Kevin Hassett on Bloomberg News

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-03-13/read-this-column-or-big-bird-takes-a-bullet-kevin-hassett.html

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