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Old 01-27-2017, 11:49 AM   #1711 (permalink)
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And the government needs to fund these why? Most of the best TV and radio I consume doesn't come from government, but from the free market. As for art, I can't even think of a solely government funded musician I would entertain the idea of listening to.
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Old 01-27-2017, 11:50 AM   #1712 (permalink)
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Old 01-27-2017, 11:54 AM   #1713 (permalink)
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And the government needs to fund these why? Most of the best TV and radio I consume doesn't come from government, but from the free market. As for art, I can't even think of a solely government funded musician I would entertain the idea of listening to.
I find your idea of stimulating TV and radio to be dubious, but the vast majority of non-public TV and radio cater to the lowest common denominator, including many supposedly "educational" channels. Public radio and television have resisted government interference and are actually some of the least biased sources for most any kind of information, even if NPR does have a liberal bent, and since neither of them are dependent upon catering to morons they don't have to degrade themselves like CNN or Fox News or the History Channel do.
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Old 01-27-2017, 12:16 PM   #1715 (permalink)
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And the government needs to fund these why? Most of the best TV and radio I consume doesn't come from government, but from the free market. As for art, I can't even think of a solely government funded musician I would entertain the idea of listening to.
The UK frequently provides grants to musicians to aid them in making a name for themselves abroad. This is why we've had multiple "British Invasions". Like an English band? Chances are they got government aid. You don't think something like this would benefit American musicians?
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The UK frequently provides grants to musicians to aid them in making a name for themselves abroad. This is why we've had multiple "British Invasions". Like an English band? Chances are they got government aid. You don't think something like this would benefit American musicians?
And I highly doubt that there would have been a punk movement in Britain if all of those guys weren't on the dole and living in squats.
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And I highly doubt that there would have been a punk movement in Britain if all of those guys weren't on the dole and living in squats.
Exactly. Many bands have noted that if it weren't for being on the dole, they wouldn't have had the time or determination to make it as a band.
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I personally don't like it or consume it, therefore it's not needed for anyone else.

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I find your idea of stimulating TV and radio to be dubious, but the vast majority of non-public TV and radio cater to the lowest common denominator, including many supposedly "educational" channels. Public radio and television have resisted government interference and are actually some of the least biased sources for most any kind of information, even if NPR does have a liberal bent, and since neither of them are dependent upon catering to morons they don't have to degrade themselves like CNN or Fox News or the History Channel do.
Maybe things are different in the US, but the CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) is colloquially known as the "Conservative Bashing Corporation." It's probably more left-biased than any other major news source up here, which makes sense, because a lot of Conservatives want to scrap it. But really, no news outlet is objective.
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