Thursday, June 16, 2005

GOP bulldozes Sesame Street

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting is on the chopping block... a House subcommittee voted to withdraw all funding within two years. Apparently Republican kids don't need 'Reading Rainbow'.

"Americans overwhelmingly see public broadcasting as an unbiased information source," Rep. David Obey (Wis.), the ranking Democrat on the subcommittee, said in a statement. "Perhaps that's what the GOP finds so offensive about it. Republican leaders are trying to bring every facet of the federal government under their control... Now they are trying to put their ideological stamp on public broadcasting."

Maybe they'll let Sesame Street stay on the air if Bert and Ernie get separate rooms.