Reason: Killing Big Bird

Watch me take flak for sharing this.

Anyway, as a creative, I can say and show that I agree. Not only have I never received a grant, I’ve never been willing to apply for one.

On the other hand, I would be remiss if I didn’t mention my Patreon here. Go, read what Srossel has to say. Then, if you’re so inclined, come on back and take a look at my pulpy little serial.

Reason: Killing Big Bird.

  1. dimple Avatar

    First off, I have to say that I didn’t read the whole article.
    My thoughts: Government has traditionally, for centuries and in many different cultures, funded art. Often, art has become a tool of the government which funded it. Nevertheless, some of that government funded art remains with us today and is esteemed for its merit as art.
    But, no flak. Even though I only scanned his article, I can see Stossel’s point.

  2. Orvan Taurus Avatar

    I recall, in the very early 1970’s, watching Sesame Street on an NBC affiliate. There was no PBS station in the area – and yet Bird Bird and friends were still on TV. That changed when a PBS transmitter was put in place locally, but before that? “Operating in the public interest” was something stations concerned themselves about. Alright, being SEEN as operating in the public interest.

    1. allene Avatar

      Interesting. We had a PBS affiliate, but outside of the kids shows and occasional old movie I didn’t recall ever actually watching it.

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