October 11, 2012
Heritage Foundation vice president Mike Gonzalez explains the liberal mindset on funding PBS to US News:
There’s a reason liberals have taken up Big Bird as the face of public broadcasting and not, say, Bill Moyers. Mr. Bird is feathery and cuddly, while Moyers likes to compare American flag lapel pins to Mao’s Little Red Book. This is how the left undermines our institutions from within: make the effort appear homey and apple pie-ish. Show Big Bird, not Big Bill…
Only PBS and NPR journalists think they’re entitled to a conservative taxpayer’s dime. And this is the nub of the problem. How can an institution that represents the views of only the liberal half of the population, and only grudgingly acknowledges conservatives and their principles in passing, believe it has a claim on all taxpayers?
Do you think the federal government should continue to subsidize PBS?