Friday, June 1, 2012

Hey Free Press: PLEASE stop calling PBS/NPR "public media"!

Every time Free Press sends out a post
repeating the fraudulent claim
that PBS or NPR are "public media",
you can expect to get a letter from me.

PBS and NPR are "Educational" Broadcasting services.

I agree they have value, and should be 100% funded.

There is TRUE public media,
  • Independent Media Centers,
  • Public Access TV
  • Community Radio
  • Youtube, Blogs, Wikis, etc.
.... however, when you continue the fraud
of calling PBS / NPR "Public Media"
you are spreading confusion and causing people
to not look at TRUE public media.


Demonstrate the PBS or NPR are open to community producers.

Thank you!
Bill Huston, Binghamton NY

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Josh Stearns, <>
Date: Fri, Jun 1, 2012 at 11:11 AM
Subject: Who Keeps Threatening NPR and PBS?
To: Bill Huston

SavetheNews.orgfree press action fund

We're delivering this message straight to Sen. DeMint and Rep. Lamborn. Join us!

Dear Bill,

Sen. Jim DeMint and Rep. Doug Lamborn have it in for public media.

They are currently going door to door mobilizing members of Congress to block funding for NPR, PBS and your local public media station. This is personal: These men have been waging war on public media for years.

Both men have introduced bills to defund NPR and PBS and have written anti-public media screeds for various publications. And now DeMint and Lamborn have teamed up to circulate letters designed to erode support for public media in Congress.

Their dangerous campaign to cut this funding is gaining momentum. We need to send them a message they can't ignore.

Tell Sen. DeMint and Rep. Lamborn: We're watching. Keep your hands off public media.

Every year Americans rank public media as the best expenditure of taxpayer dollars after only national defense. But overwhelming public support for public media hasn't swayed these two — yet.

That's going to take something big, and we have just the thing. We'll be delivering thousands of signatures directly to their offices alongside a GIANT banner that says: It's time to defend, not defund, public media.

Add your name. Show Sen. DeMint and Rep. Lamborn that you believe in public media.

Last year more than a million of you sent letters to Congress and helped head off an earlier round of cuts. To avoid having this same fight every year, we need to go to the source. Help us beat back these attacks and crush this campaign to cut public media funding.

Thanks for staying strong in this fight,

Josh Stearns
Free Press Action Fund

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Here is a timeline of Sen. DeMint's and Rep. Lamborn's efforts to kill public media:

Sen. DeMint: Time to End Taxpayer Funding of NPR, PBS

Lamborn Bill to Defund NPR Gains Momentum

Sen. DeMint: Public Broadcasting Should Go Private

Rep. Lamborn Wants Show to be Over for Public-Broadcasting Funds

GOP Lawmakers Call for Defunding of Public Broadcasting

Rep. Lamborn Goes After Public Broadcasting Money Again

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