Killing off Public Telivision and Radio, Again

Not long back, a dear friend of mine sent me an email petition concerning the funding of public television. It had the smell of a hoax about it, so I did a search on snopes.com and confirmed that it was (warning: popups).

But the lie become truth: A house subcommittee (with a GOP majority) has voted to phase out all funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasing (which funds PBS and NPR).

I guess if we were not spending the inheritance of our grandchildren on a war we didn’t have to fight and that we can’t seem to win, we’d have the extra cash for some of the amenities of civilization.