No worries. Bush has a plan.
This week brought the news that once again, President Bush has proposed deep budget cuts for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), which supports public stations across the country. In previous years, Congress has heard overwhelmingly from their constituents and restored this funding...If you enjoyed the media obsession with Anna Nicole Smith, and don't value the news you found online or from independent sources while CNN, MSNBC, and Faux News were analyzing Britney's manager's dating habits, then this subject is not for you.
If this seems to you like dejá vu all over again, you're not alone. This is the eighth straight year that Bush has tried to de-fund public broadcasting, but this year the proposed cuts are the deepest ever. Even Patricia Harrison, a former co-chairwoman of the Republican National Committee who now serves as the President of CPB, has called these cuts "draconian."
More and more, the free press that is so essential to our democracy is controlled by a shrinking number of mega-corporations. Never has it been more essential to have a publicly funded, noncommercial media outlet that provides thoughtful rather than partisan news and won't waste our time covering Britney Spears...
But for those who value educated voting, informed decision making, and a real understanding of world events as opposed to what we're spoon-fed by the media, support Public Broadcasting by contacting your representatives and signing the CREDO petition.