Vail Every day letter: Not the position of federal government

In his Feb. 22 letter, Gus Nicholson concedes that there is a liberal tilt in general public broadcasting but he details to such plans as “Downton Abbey” and Ken Burns’ “Civil War” series, furthermore options about bee keepers and the like as redeeming components. Really don’t conservatives appreciate individuals reveals much too?

Could be, but it’s continue to erroneous to support pay for them with cash obtained by menace of wonderful or imprisonment.

A lot more importantly, it is not the career of government to entertain the citizenry. Rome did that with Circus Maximus and Coliseum, which only developed new issues in governance.

The federal government did not bankroll these PBS attempts entirely Ken Burns says that the Nationwide Endowment for the Humanities coated 30-35 % of “The Civil War’s” production price. That was when Dick Cheney’s wife, Lynn, headed up NEH. This may well assistance to describe why that method was ideologically evenhanded.

A massive share of the price was included by many personal businesses, which are listed in the opening credits. Who says “The Civil War” sequence could not have been completed with 100 % voluntary funding?

In the meantime, the news and related displays can be as liberal in orientation as they like, so very long as there are no unwilling contributors. That’s section of cost-free speech.

Terry Quinn