Why? Because their local Education Outreach Coordinator sends e-mails like this…

Subject: This time, it’s for real: Save NPR and PBS
You know that email petition that keeps circulating about how Congress is slashing funding for NPR and PBS? Well, now it’s actually true. (Really. Check at the bottom if you don’t believe me.)
Sign the petition telling Congress to save NPR and PBS:
A House panel has voted to eliminate all public funding for NPR and PBS, starting with “Sesame Street,” “Reading Rainbow,” and other commercial-free children’s shows. If approved, this would be the most severe cut in the history of public broadcasting, threatening to pull the plug on Big Bird, Cookie Monster, and Oscar the Grouch.
The cuts would slash 25% of the federal funding this year―$100 million―and end funding altogether within two years. The loss could kill beloved children’s shows like “Clifford the Big Red Dog,” “Arthur,” and “Postcards from Buster.” Rural stations and those serving low-income communities might not survive. Other stations would have to increase corporate sponsorships.
Already, 300,000 people have signed the petition. Can you help us reach 400,000 signatures today?
P.S. Read the Washington Post report on the threat to NPR and PBS at:
Susie Peirce
Education Outreach Coordinator
Dr. Rudy & Rhonda Kachmann Teleplex
2501 East Coliseum Blvd.
Fort Wayne IN 46805-1562

Where do I begin? An organization that is primarily funded by public dollars begging for help. That’s not a big deal I guess, schools do that all the time. But the one thing that gets me is three seperate links to moveon.org, a Political Action Committee who’s sole existance is to promote the Democratic Party’s agenda. And the people at PBS wonder why the general public views them as a liberal organization?
Update: Oh, and don’t send an e-mail to the Station’s Manager either. He apparently is too busy to read his own damn e-mail…

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