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Multimillionaire Ken Burns—Apologist for PBS Funding

Ken Burns, the producer and director of such PBS documentaries as The Civil War and Baseball, and with a new documentary ready to air on PBS this November, has taken to the print media to proclaim his support for the continued funding of public broadcasting. As we all know, Mister Burns is not exactly a disinterested unbiased man-in-the-street when it comes to taxpayer handouts for the free-loading cultural elite at PBS. This guy makes millions from the sale of his products to PBS and their affiliates, profiting from the relationship he has cultivated over the years with this non-profit entity. The PBS outlet also shelters Mister Burns from the horror of hawking his documentaries in the much harder row to hoe of the open market. Continue reading

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