“There is no place for hateful rhetoric at PBS, and this individual’s views in no way reflect our values or opinions,” a PBS spokesperson said in a statement.
Actually, there is a place at PBS for hateful rhetoric. It’s called the Office of General Counsel. Read the story here if you haven’t already:
I don’t want to be wearing as shit-eating a grin about this guy getting busted as is the grin on his face as he fantasizes about re-education camps for the likes of my children. I’m really more pissed off than gratified, because I get fund raising letters from PBS from time to time, and I have contributed in the past. No more. I guess I still contribute involuntarily via taxation.
So there obviously is “a place” at PBS to sit around and mock me and my highly accomplished offspring. Am I wrong to suspect that the views of this jerk, which he is of course entitled to hold, are held by at least 66.666% of the management and professional staff at PBS? I bet no one ever stood up to him and said a kind word about any thing in any red state while he was there.
I am reminded of these rookies at the Dallas Cowboys who get fired after one season for going wild with drugs and strippers when they get that first big check. Doesn’t anyone in management assign a big brother to these kids to stop them from embarrassing the organization? Does anyone at PBS give orientation to new staff?