*GAG!!* Has PBS lost its mind?

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  1. Thomas Veil macrumors 68020

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    Tucker Carlson on PBS?

    Apparently the recently-released-from-CNN twit has a new show on public television, Tucker Carlson Unfiltered.

    (I presume "unfiltered" means he contains more carcinogens. Anyway.)

    Check out the kind of class he's going to bring to PBS. From his show's web page:

    Oy veh. Perhaps it's PBS that has the death wish.


    ADDENDUM

    I found a link about this show at Media Matters. I guess TCU actually premiered on PBS about eight months ago.

    Can't believe I've never heard anyone talk about this show until now, though. You'd think people would be upset to find that Little Lord Fauntleroy was on PBS. Perhaps back in June we were all too preoccupied with the election.
     
  2. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    Nobody is talking about the show because nobody is watching it.
     
  3. Xtremehkr macrumors 68000

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    Sign o' the times. I guess PBS is thinking along the lines of if you can't beat em join em. RIP PBS, the market is chock full of the opinion little Tucker is repeating.
     
  4. solvs macrumors 603

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    And here I thought PBS was a bastion of the Liberals. If this is their attempt at trying to look more balanced like CNN did with people like Tucker and Bob Traitor Novak, I think it's going to go just as well. Which is... not very well. Here's a hint, an extreme Liberal and an Ultra Conservative do not fair reporting make.

    I don't see this lasting much longer, but I'm sure he'll still find work. Unfortunetly. Maybe they'll have Jon Stewart on his next show. :D
     
  5. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    PBS a bastion of liberalism? Pah. Who ran William F. Buckley's program "Firing Line" for decades? They also ran his debate series for year and years. And Buckley isn't the only prominent conservative to be featured on PBS. The only objection I've got to them running Carlson is that he's so low-grade. He's no Bill Buckley, that's for sure.
     
  6. Taft macrumors 65816

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    I hear that. They've put many a conservative host on PBS. Here in Chicago, we've got good ole' Jeff Berkowitz selling the "Republican Party=Party of Freedom" line for years now on PBS.

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  7. solvs macrumors 603

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    Perhaps I should have added a :p to that. I hear that argument a lot. Someone here even tried to make the same case for NPR. Despite all evidence to the contrary.
     
  8. Sayhey macrumors 68000

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    Exactly, IJ. Buckley was easy to hate for his far right elitist views, but at least he was intelligent. Carlson is a buffoon with a bow tie. There is no greater example of the lowering of standards at PBS.
     
  9. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    Buckley always presented an interesting challenge. He took sophisticated positions that were nearly always (IMO) wrong, but rebutting them required the application of equal and opposite brain power. And although he often made (again, IMO) intellectually dishonest arguments, he was never shy about inviting formidable guests onto his show to debate those points. Buckley was always the master chess player who didn't get any joy out of beating inferior talent. This made his show stimulating fun to watch, no matter your political persuasion.

    The hiring of Carlson by PBS isn't simply a matter of declining standards on the network, it's a sign of the declining standards in the political debate overall.
     
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    His show has been on for a good bit of time, actually.
     

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