Sunday, October 07, 2007
PBS - The Propaganda Broadcasting System
Last week PBS was chock full of the Ken Burns multi-part series "The War", which did not deserve to be criticized here as propaganda. What little I managed to see of it, it was pretty decent.
Let's take a look at this week's programming on PBS.
All program descriptions below are taken verbatim from the weekly television schedule included in the Sunday Minneapolis Red Star North Korean Tribune.
Let's see if PBS has an agenda.
Sunday, October 7
Description: "Andes: The Dragon's Back" - The Andes mountain range is home to diverse ecosystems, including the largest ice field outside the poles, a desert and geysers stretching a mile high. [And man-made global warming is harming this very delicate ecosystem from which it will never recover. - Drake]
Monday, October 8
Program: The Magnificent Voyage of Christopher Columbus
Description: Christopher Columbus' first voyage, sailing the Atlantic, the Bahamas and the Caribbean. [Was Chris a racist and mass murderer? PBS will tell us. - Drake]
Program: Good War and Those Who Refused To Fight It
Description: Conscientious objectors to combat in World War II perform alternative services as medical-research subjects, as fire-jumpers, and in civil/public work camps. [This program will tell us that Conscientious objectors were the real heroes of World War II. - Drake]
Tuesday, October 9
Program: Johnstown Flood
Description: The worst flood in North America hit Johnstown, PA on May 31, 1889. [In 1889? Was there global warming then? Al Gore makes a cameo appearance in the program to tell us that there was. - Drake]
Wednesday, October 10
Program: Wired Science
Description: Giant cabbage patch in the middle of the North Pacific Gyre; water, wind and technology are used to fight fires; global warming on plant growth. [Al Gore makes cameo appearance to tell us why global warming is hurting the growth and development of cannabis plants. - Drake]
Thursday, October 11
Program: When Nature Strikes Back
Description: "Freak Waves": Scientists learn how gigantic freak waves form and grow in the ocean. [I don't think it is politically correct for a PBS program description to call them "gigantic freak waves", is it? Shouldn't they be referred to as "disproportionately large, differently-abled waves"? I can tell you how freak waves form and grow; they result from when when Michael Moore, Rosie O'Donnell or Rob Reiner jump into any body of water, creating ripple effects. - Drake]
PBS...it's so politically balanced and neutral, isn't it?
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