May 30, 2010, - 9:32 pm

Memorial Day?: PBS’ Twice a Year “Patriotism” Concerts

By Debbie Schlussel

You might have watched or currently be watching PBS’ National Memorial Day Concert (which is on tonight).  But, as I’ve noted previously, only for Memorial Day and the Fourth of July/Independence Day is PBS a/k/a “Palestinian Broadcasting Service” patriotic.  Those are the only two days the far-left network of aging-hippie/cat-lady programming cares about our troops.  It’s no coincidence that PBS also stands for Patriotism BS, which is what was telecast tonight on that network.


The other 363 days of the year, the network supported by your tax dollars is attacking America left and right and showing “Point of View” and “Independent Lens” shows filled with hatred of America and our troops and propaganda in favor of Islamic terrorists and their home nations.

Gary Sinise seems like a nice guy, as does Joe Montegna–the two of them host the show.  But they tolerate and help this kind of programming 24/7 the rest of year.  And by doing so, they enable it.  This doesn’t help our troops one bit.  It may feel nice and patriotic to listen to the bands on Washington’s Mall, where the concerts take place.  But, really, it’s a veneer of patriotism that barely covers PBS’ hatred of America.

And, it’s no coincidence that Colin Powell is the guest of honor at tonight’s PBS faux patriotism fest.  He’s the lefty whom President Bush anointed to continue harmful foreign policy policies at the State Department and who then endorsed Barack Obama for President.  If that’s the best example of a famous American former military official, we’re in trouble.

So, the next time you enjoy PBS’ Memorial Day concert remember, the men who gave their lives for America didn’t give it so that their graves could be used to prop up PBS’ hatred-filled programming the other 363 days of the year.

G-d bless our fallen troops.  G-d curse those–including PBS–who caused more of them to die in battle and then spit on their graves whenever given the chance.  I’m sure many of our war-dead are turning over in their graves.

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Bob on May 30, 2010 at 10:05 pm

I think they’re just doing this for the money. They know a large segment of our country really supports the military, and they don’t want to overly antagonize listeners who are potential contributors. Even in the past few years, when regard for the military was lower than today, it was still significant, and dollar signs mean a lot to these people.

Little Al on May 30, 2010 at 10:09 pm

I don’t watch PBS so I suppose it wouldn’t be justified for me to criticize their programming one way or another. But I’m sure they’re taking their cues from our “Dear Leader” who abandoned his duty as Commander-in-Chief and handed it off to probably the dumbest man in America, Joe “Hoof in Mouth” Biden, who will lay a wreath at Arlington National Cemetery. So they make a one day show of supporting the troops, just like Obambi and Biden. I don’t buy it and I think most Americans are seeing through the charade that is Obambi and his acolytes. Arlington National Cemetery, IMO, is some of the “Most Hallowed Ground” in America. It tells a great deal about the man Obambi who would rather fly back to Illinois and spend time with his cronies, probably Ayers and Wright as well, then to spend a little time paying homage to our warriors.

kenny komodo on May 30, 2010 at 10:31 pm

I can see why the leftists/Democrats support PBS/NPR since they run it. I’m dumbfounded as to why Repubs continue to vote them funds. Why not just cut out the middle men and give the money straight to the DNC.

Brian on May 30, 2010 at 11:08 pm

The Republican Congress wouldn’t cut off funding for PBS. Good luck with a future GOP Congress canceling PBS, never mind Obamacare.

NormanF on May 30, 2010 at 11:32 pm


I didn’t watch the television program.

I think it’s inappropriate to “celebrate” Memorial Day, or to use that day to give recognition to solders who are still alive.

Memorial Day is a solemn military occasion to be observed, rather than a “holiday” to be “celebrated”.

It is a day solely dedicated to remember and honor our military dead.

Military veterans who are still living can be honored and enjoy celebrating on Veterans Day (11 November), Armed Forces Day (third Saturday in May), and the United States Army Birthday (14 June), or the birthday of whatever service they were in.

There’s also Independence Day (04 July), Constitution Day (17 September), Bill of Rights Day (15 December), and Patriots’ Day (19 April) which are also suitable dates for celebrations, galas, and parties.

Furthermore, I refuse to observe the federal Monday holiday.

For me, Memorial Day will always be on the Thirtieth of May, and I’ll accept no other.

Thank you.

John Robert Mallernee on May 31, 2010 at 6:21 am


I’m GLAD that Barack Hussein Obama decided not to go to Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Day.

I don’t want him defiling that holy sacred ground.

Thank you.

John Robert Mallernee on May 31, 2010 at 6:43 am

As the saying goes Patriotism is the last refuge of tyrants and and scoundrels. I’m proud to have supported and voted for Barack Obama. Wearing flags and such is a bunch of bullshit. Acting justly, loving tenderly and walking humbly with your God is what counts

Lois on May 31, 2010 at 12:55 pm

    Lois, is Obabamever humble about himself? Everything out of his mouth is “me” or “my”. The only thing he’s humble about is his own country. What kind of a man writes two books about himself?

    BoKnows on December 31, 2010 at 1:36 pm

You have a pretty face, but your unAmerican, fascist oriented interior is tragically ugly. Schussel is Germanic in origin I suppose, but as an extremist campaigner for Zion you should remember that your attitudes were the very ones that were turned against German Jews in the Thirties. Patriot? Perhaps, but not here.

Anonymot on May 31, 2010 at 1:55 pm

Yeah, that damn Mr. Rodgers is trying our kids against the American way and don’t get me started on Arthur.

Pete Bone on May 31, 2010 at 8:15 pm

I stopped donating to PBS a long time ago. I did notice the trend of putting “America is great” programming during Memorial Day, 4th of July, and when they are pledging for money. The rest of the time the Michael Moore programming is in full force. This just another example how leftist/progressive/socialista love to spend tax payer dollars.

Mario on June 1, 2010 at 12:04 am

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