November 28, 2023


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Vail Each day letter: Not the occupation of authorities

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In his Feb. 22 letter, Gus Nicholson concedes that there is a liberal tilt in general public broadcasting but he points to these kinds of systems as “Downton Abbey” and Ken Burns’ “Civil War” series, moreover attributes about bee keepers and the like as redeeming components. Do not conservatives take pleasure in all those exhibits also?

Could be, but it’s continue to mistaken to aid pay back for them with cash received by risk of wonderful or imprisonment.

A lot more importantly, it is not the work of governing administration to entertain the citizenry. Rome did that with Circus Maximus and Coliseum, which only produced new difficulties in governance.

The govt did not bankroll these PBS initiatives fully Ken Burns suggests that the Countrywide Endowment for the Humanities coated 30-35 p.c of “The Civil War’s” generation charge. That was when Dick Cheney’s wife, Lynn, headed up NEH. This could enable to describe why that application was ideologically evenhanded.

A big share of the charge was covered by various private corporations, which are stated in the opening credits. Who says “The Civil War” series could not have been carried out with 100 p.c voluntary funding?

In the meantime, the information and similar reveals can be as liberal in orientation as they like, so extensive as there are no unwilling contributors. That’s component of absolutely free speech.

Terry Quinn

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