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DeMint Decries Those Dastardly Muppets of PBS

 
 
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When Arthur the Aardvark showed up for a Capitol Hill news conference called in defense of funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., was not amused.

Decrying what he called "the Muppet lobby," DeMint said, according to the right-wing Web site, NewsMax:

“Make no mistake,” DeMint wrote, “public broadcasting’s furry friends are political animals.”

Take that, Cookie Monster! Never mind that Arthur is not a Muppet; we can let DeMint slide on that technicality. After all, it seems unlikely that the don of the Senate's Tea Party posse has watched much educational television.

 

On a more serious note, DeMint and his Tea Party cronies really are bent on ending funding for public television and National Public Radio.

 

AlterNet / By Adele M. Stan

Posted at February 17, 2011, 2:43pm

 
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