May 29, 2011, - 9:13 pm

PBS’ Twice a Year Phony “Patriotism” Returns

By Debbie Schlussel

Right now, many of you might be watching PBS’ annual Memorial Day special, hosted by Gary Sinise and Joe Montegna.  But as I’ve noted for the past several years, while it’s a touching show, it’s also hypocritical.  That’s because PBS a/k/a Palestinian Broadcasting Service is anti-American and spends 363 days of the year showing far-left biased reports and programs against our troops as they risk their lives and some make the ultimate sacrifice that we remember tomorrow on Memorial Day.  This year, it will be 362 days, as not only will PBS host its regular Independence Day broadcast, but tomorrow night, it will do a special featuring the letters American soldiers have sent home from the battlefield during various American wars.


Still, the rest of the year, when PBS is not showing its rare non-political show (“Antiques Roadshow”), the tax-funded television channel is preaching against our soldiers and the wars they are fighting.  But when it comes to Muslims–especially Palestinians and those out to kill our soldiers–PBS is always the advocate, bending over backward, for example, to tell us, during Black History month, that Black slaves were Muslim princes.  (Few, if any, Black slaves in America were actually Muslim, but almost all Black slaves were sold into slavery BY Muslims, a fact PBS will never tell you.)

And, once again, joining Sinise and Montegna tonight, is Colin Powell, the man who took money from Hezbollah back billionaires to make a speech in Lebanon.  Oh, and the man who endorsed Barack Hussein Obama for President, after years of pandering Republicans in the Bush family propping Powell up, despite his leftist foreign policy leanings.  He is all over the stage of tonight’s Memorial Day “celebration” on PBS.

The fact is that the typical viewer of PBS is the aging hippie, a 67-year-old cat lady who protested against our soldiers who fought–and many who died–in Vietnam.  That’s the real “patriotism” of PBS–its programming executives, donors (if you don’t count American taxpayers who are held hostage), and viewers.  They are patriots to the haters of America, not to America itself.  And like many of the antique furniture you’ll see on PBS’ “Antiques Roadshow,” you shouldn’t be fooled by the thin veneer of patriotism coated on this fake.

On the other nights of the year, you can see “specials” such as PBS’ “Behind the Lens,” which shows us sympathetic portrayals of extremist Palestinian Muslims in Jordan lying on immigration forms to get visas to the U.S., and HAMASniks from Chicago, like Hatem Abudayyeh, now the subject of federal investigations into funding for Palestinian terrorist groups, including HAMAS.  But on PBS, just a few years ago, he was portrayed as a “nice American boy” who goes back to the old country to find a wife. . . and who tells his Muslim friends who long to go to America that America is a bad place, that we are horrible people.

Yup, the same America our soldiers died for, the soldiers we remember tomorrow–the same soldiers PBS pretends to care about, tonight.  G-d Bless Their Souls and May They Rest In Peace.  And may we never rest until PBS is defunded. As I always say, PBS stands for Pure Bull S–t or Pan-Islamic BS. Take your pick.

We remember our soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice for America tomorrow.  PBS only pretends to remember them tonight so that you will sacrifice the contents of your wallet to the continuation of its anti-American programming. 

Is that really what our soldiers died for?  Not exactly.

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26 Responses


The GOP Congress was too cowardly to cut off funding to PBS and NPR.

They were afraid to take the political heat for eliminating what amounts to a taxpayer-funded subsidy for the Democratic Party.

So we’re stuck with the usual moronic uber-leftist PBS programming for another year.

Happy Memorial Day!

NormanF on May 29, 2011 at 9:34 pm

PBS = Pan Islamic Broadcasting System.

NPR = National Palestine Radio.

NormanF on May 29, 2011 at 9:37 pm

Should be PFS – Public Fraudcasting System

Yeah, “Colon Bowel” should be real proud that the POS he endorsed is destroying the country.

CornCoLeo on May 29, 2011 at 10:10 pm

Thanks for your B…..Sh…T about PBS, BUT this time Debbie you totally missed what they are saying about our troops. Helping the troop in the time of need as said by Colin Powell makes more sense than YOU slamming PBS. Why don’t spend your time saying thank you to those who are giving YOU the freedom to say what you are saying in this B—S—T article. I am NOW putting a block on your facebook newsfeed, I do not want to hear anymore b—-sh–t from you UNTIL you can something really good about our troops. (Bet you don’t print this!)

Larry on May 29, 2011 at 10:27 pm

It seems like lately, PBS has become more like “The Travel Network,” dominated by programs like “Globe Trekker,” “Rudy Maxa’s World” and “Rick Steves’ Europe.” One of the more unintentionally hilarious shows of this nature was their recent travelogue of Pakistan. No matter how hard they tried to sugarcoat it, they simply were unable to make the place look like anything but the sh*t-hole that it is. All these extremely palace-like ornate mosques every few blocks, while all the houses and apartments where the people actually live, essentially resemble iron curtain era Russia.

Irving on May 29, 2011 at 11:08 pm

At the risk of sounding racist and politically offensive…

What some people call sold as slave, others call it exile.

If the slaves were all African royalty, wouldn’t we actually have better leaders?

Just wondering. Have a great rest of Memorial Day Weekend.

The Reverend Jacques on May 29, 2011 at 11:08 pm

Yeah, this is their token fig leaf so they can claim to cover “all sides”. Shows you how phoney the Republicans are too, they can never seem to cut PBS’ funding. Watch them all talk tough about it, though.

David Lanham on May 30, 2011 at 1:26 am

Liberal morons. Fake science, fake history, fake economics. All based on wishful thinking. And even that can change in a flash.

pat on May 30, 2011 at 2:41 am

Hezbollah back billionaires? I think you mean “Hezbollah BACKED!”

The fact is that the typical viewer of PBS is the aging hippie, a 67-year-old cat lady who protested against our soldiers who fought–and many who died–in Vietnam.

On behalf of Jasper, Danny, Perkins, Othello and Ernest, gone but not forgotten, on behalf of Caesar, who died on the vet’s table, my hands resting on him, on July 11, 2010, on behalf of Philippa, whose potential vet bills I am right now worried about, I ask you please to stop using “cast lady” as an epithet.

Miranda Rose Smith on May 30, 2011 at 3:34 am

    , I ask you please to stop using “cat lady” as an epithet.

    Miranda Rose Smith on May 30, 2011 at 3:34 am


    Miranda Rose Smith on May 30, 2011 at 3:35 am

Let’s see PBS report on this:

Gen. George S. Patton Jr. (1885 – 1945) gave the speech below to the soldiers of the U.S. Third Army on June 5, 1944, one day before the Normandy invasion, D-Day. The speech — portions of which were delivered by the actor George C. Scott in the 1970 movie “Patton” – is presented below in its entirety.  WARNING: Some of the language is profane; a few colorful expressions were excised and marked with astericks.

Gen. George S. Patton Jr.:

Be seated. Men, this stuff that some sources sling around about America wanting out of this war, not wanting to fight, is a crock of bullshit. Americans love to fight, traditionally. All real Americans love the sting and clash of battle.

You are here today for three reasons. First, because you are here to defend your homes and your loved ones. Second, you are here for your own self-respect, because you would not want to be anywhere else. Third, you are here because you are real men and all real men like to fight.

When you, here, every one of you, were kids, you all admired the champion marble player, the fastest runner, the toughest boxer, the big league ball players, and the All-American football players.

Americans love a winner. Americans will not tolerate a loser. Americans despise cowards. Americans play to win all of the time. I wouldn’t give a hoot in hell for a man who lost and laughed. That’s why Americans have never lost nor will ever lose a war; for the very idea of losing is hateful to an American.

You are not all going to die [in the battle]. Only two percent of you right here today would die in a major battle. Death must not be feared. Death, in time, comes to all men. Yes, every man is scared in his first battle. If he says he’s not, he’s a liar.

Some men are cowards but they fight the same as the brave men or they get the hell slammed out of them watching men fight who are just as scared as they are. The real hero is the man who fights even though he is scared. Some men get over their fright in a minute under fire. For some, it takes an hour. For some, it takes days.

But a real man will never let his fear of death overpower his honor, his sense of duty to his country, and his innate manhood. Battle is the most magnificent competition in which a human being can indulge. It brings out all that is best and it removes all that is base. Americans pride themselves on being He Men and they are He Men. Remember that the enemy is just as frightened as you are, and probably more so. They are not supermen.

All through your Army careers, you men have bitched about what you call ‘chicken s*** drilling.’ That, like everything else in this Army, has a definite purpose. That purpose is alertness. Alertness must be bred into every soldier. I don’t give a f*** for a man who’s not always on his toes.

You men are veterans or you wouldn’t be here. You are ready for what’s to come. A man must be alert at all times if he expects to stay alive. If you’re not alert, sometime, a German son-of-a-bitch is going to sneak up behind you and beat you to death with a sockful of s***!

There are 400 neatly marked graves somewhere in Sicily — all because one man went to sleep on the job. But they are German graves, because we caught the bastard asleep before they did.

An Army is a team. It lives, sleeps, eats, and fights as a team. This individual heroic stuff is pure horse shit. The bilious bastards who write that kind of stuff for the Saturday Evening Post don’t know any more about real fighting under fire than they know about f******!”

We have the finest food, the finest equipment, the best spirit, and the best men in the world. Why, by God, I actually pity those poor sons-of-bitches we’re going up against. By God, I do.

My men don’t surrender. I don’t want to hear of any soldier under my command being captured unless he has been hit. Even if you are hit, you can still fight back. That’s not just bullshit either.

The kind of man that I want in my command is just like the lieutenant in Libya, who, with a Luger against his chest, jerked off his helmet, swept the gun aside with one hand, and busted the hell out of the Kraut with his helmet. Then he jumped on the gun and went out and killed another German before they knew what the hell was coming off. And, all of that time, this man had a bullet through a lung. There was a real man!

All of the real heroes are not storybook combat fighters, either. Every single man in this Army plays a vital role. Don’t ever let up. Don’t ever think that your job is unimportant. Every man has a job to do and he must do it. Every man is a vital link in the great chain.

What if every truck driver suddenly decided that he didn’t like the whine of those shells overhead, turned yellow, and jumped headlong into a ditch? The cowardly bastard could say, ‘Hell, they won’t miss me, just one man in thousands.’ But what if every man thought that way? Where in the hell would we be now? What would our country, our loved ones, our homes, even the world, be like? No, damnit, Americans don’t think like that.

Every man does his job. Every man serves the whole. Every department, every unit, is important in the vast scheme of this war. The ordnance men are needed to supply the guns and machinery of war to keep us rolling. The Quartermaster is needed to bring up food and clothes because where we are going there isn’t a hell of a lot to steal. Every last man on K.P. has a job to do, even the one who heats our water to keep us from getting the ‘G.I. S****.’

Each man must not think only of himself, but also of his buddy fighting beside him. We don’t want yellow cowards in this Army. They should be killed off like rats. If not, they will go home after this war and breed more cowards. The brave men will breed more brave men. Kill off the damend  cowards and we will have a nation of brave men.

One of the bravest men that I ever saw was a fellow on top of a telegraph pole in the midst of a furious fire fight in Tunisia. I stopped and asked what the hell he was doing up there at a time like that. He answered, ‘Fixing the wire, Sir.’ I asked, ‘Isn’t that a little unhealthy right about now?’ He answered, ‘Yes Sir, but the damned wire has to be fixed.’ I asked, ‘Don’t those planes strafing the road bother you?’ And he answered, ‘No, Sir, but you sure as hell do!’

Now, there was a real man. A real soldier. There was a man who devoted all he had to his duty, no matter how seemingly insignificant his duty might appear at the time, no matter how great the odds. And you should have seen those trucks on the road to Tunisia. Those drivers were magnificent. All day and all night they rolled over those son-of-a-bitching roads, never stopping, never faltering from their course, with shells bursting all around them all of the time.

We got through on good old American guts. Many of those men drove for over 40 consecutive hours. These men weren’t combat men, but they were soldiers with a job to do. They did it, and in one hell of a way they did it. They were part of a team. Without team effort, without them, the fight would have been lost. All of the links in the chain pulled together and the chain became unbreakable.”

Don’t forget, you men don’t know that I’m here. No mention of that fact is to be made in any letters. The world is not supposed to know what the hell happened to me. I’m not supposed to be commanding this Army. I’m not even supposed to be here in England. Let the first bastards to find out be the G***amned Germans. Some day I want to see them raise up on their piss-soaked hind legs and howl, ‘It’s the  damned Third Army again and that son-of-a-f***ing-bitch Patton.’
We want to get the hell over there. The quicker we clean up this damned mess, the quicker we can take a little jaunt against the purple pissing Japs and clean out their nest, too. Before the damned Marines get all of the credit.

Sure, we want to go home. We want this war over with. The quickest way to get it over with is to go get the bastards who started it. The quicker they are whipped, the quicker we can go home. The shortest way home is through Berlin and Tokyo. And when we get to Berlin, I am personally going to shoot that paper hanging son-of-a-bitch Hitler. Just like I’d shoot a snake!

When a man is lying in a shell hole, if he just stays there all day, a German will get to him eventually. The hell with that idea!  The hell with taking it!  My men don’t dig foxholes. I don’t want them to. Foxholes only slow up an offensive. Keep moving. And don’t give the enemy time to dig one either.

We’ll win this war, but we’ll win it only by fighting and by showing the Germans that we’ve got more guts than they have; or ever will have. We’re not going to just shoot the sons-of-bitches, we’re going to rip out their living G***amned guts and use them to grease the treads of our tanks.

We’re going to murder those lousy Huns by the bushel-f***ing-basket. War is a bloody, killing business. You’ve got to spill their blood, or they will spill yours. Rip them up the belly. Shoot them in the guts. When shells are hitting all around you and you wipe the dirt off your face and realize that instead of dirt it’s the blood and guts of what once was your best friend beside you, you’ll know what to do!

I don’t want to get any messages saying, ‘I am holding my position.’   We are not holding a damned thing. Let the Germans do that. We are advancing constantly and we are not interested in holding onto anything, except the enemy’s b****.  We are going to twist him and kick the living s***  out of him all of the time.

Our basic plan of operation is to advance and to keep on advancing regardless of whether we have to go over, under, or through the enemy. We are going to go through him like crap through a goose; like s*** through a tin horn!
From time to time there will be some complaints that we are pushing our people too hard. I don’t give a good damn about such complaints. I believe in the old and sound rule that an ounce of sweat will save a gallon of blood.

The harder we  push, the more Germans we will kill. The more Germans we kill, the fewer of our men will be killed. Pushing means fewer casualties. I want you all to remember that.

There is one great thing that you men will all be able to say after this war is over and you are home once again. You may be thankful that 20 years from now when you are sitting by the fireplace with your grandson on your knee and he asks you what you did in the great World War II, you won’t have to cough, shift him to the other knee and say, ‘Well, your Granddaddy shoveled s*** in Louisiana.’

No, Sir, you can look him straight in the eye and say, ‘Son, your Granddaddy rode with the Great Third Army and a son-of-a-bitch named Georgie Patton!

Jew Lover on May 30, 2011 at 6:44 am

    Gen. Patton was a colorful, larger than life American. He had guts, courage and he was a straight shooter. You don’t find too many men like him any more. We don’t want to win. We hate even the wars of choice and we despise and hate the men who have served. I beg to differ with that oft-expressed sentiment. American soldiers deserve a lot more today. None of us would be here now if weren’t for their sacrifices. That’s why we remember them and should never ever forget what they did. Its what so many owe to so few. This is the true meaning of Memorial Day!

    NormanF on May 30, 2011 at 12:01 pm

The Republicrats had many an opportunity to kill off PBS, including in the latest budget negotiations. They have not.

If you can’t eliminate one chicken-s–t item in the budget which serves no purpose, then you are not worth a damn as a political party.

Incidentally, the people who run PBS make over a $1,000,000 a year, and the big name actors on PBS make hundreds of thousands each. Big Turd and Elmo the fag sales makes Disney (which now owns the Muppets), countless $$$$. PBS does not even “need” taxpayer dollars.

Jonathan E. Grant on May 30, 2011 at 11:23 am

@Jew Lover, well done! I always felt Col. Powell turned against the Bush regime when he was unceremoniously deloused frome the Sec. of State position in order for George II to start sending troops on suicide missions and arresting them for defending themselves. Something no matter what you think about Powell I don’t think he would ever condone that.
Therefore Col. Colin Powell foolishly endorsed the current Traitor in Chief as retribution for his treatment by the previous Traitor in Chief Bush.
Ever since PBS stopped showing my favorite show Motorweek I have no use for them. Why do they need government support when 90 percent of the time they are engaged in yet another fund raising week.

Anthony on May 30, 2011 at 11:26 am

    Motorweek was too male oriented and thus encouraged violence against women. So goes the reasoning of the PBS execs. Anything men like (the Superbowl, the World Series, etc.) encourages violence against women. Yes, there was a movement to end the Superbowl because men might get violent and beat their wives if their team lost (said the Women’s (bowel) Movement).

    I liked Motorweek, too. I think it emanated from the People’s Republic of Maryland.

    Jonathan Grant on May 30, 2011 at 12:39 pm

The term ‘cat lady’ generally refers more to what in pre-PC days was termed ‘spinsterhood’, or romance-challenged than to the act of owning cats.

I don’t know if Miranda Rose Smith fits that category; her initials (MRS) suggest she does not, but you never know.

Little Al on May 30, 2011 at 11:41 am

    The term ‘cat lady’ generally refers more to what in pre-PC days was termed ‘spinsterhood’, or romance-challenged than to the act of owning cats.

    I don’t know if Miranda Rose Smith fits that category; her initials (MRS) suggest she does not, but you never know.

    Little Al on May 30, 2011 at 11:41 am


    So why doesn’t Debbie SAY “spinster?” She’s not a politically correct-you should excuse the expression-pussyfooter.

    Miranda Rose Smith on May 31, 2011 at 5:06 am

      Miranda, kindly STOP being the site scold.

      Also, kindly refrain from asking DS to stop doing what offends YOU on this website. It’s her domain. A sense of humour would also be appreciated by those who read YOUR posts.

      Skunky on May 31, 2011 at 11:03 pm

“PBS a/k/a Palestinian Broadcasting Service is anti-American and spends 363 days of the year showing far-left biased reports and programs against our troops as they risk their lives and some make the ultimate sacrifice that we remember tomorrow on Memorial Day. ”

Counter point: You’re wrong.

Barry on May 30, 2011 at 1:19 pm

Debbie, don’t forget that every Christmas PBS gives us beautiful specials with top opera singers backed by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir rendering Handel’s “Messiah”, while the rest of the year we get documentaries about how the Christian religion is all a fake. I guess it’s PBS’s version of “fair & balanced”.

vegasrider on May 30, 2011 at 1:58 pm

Hey, during fundraising season, they present 10-20 year old shows about Jews. The rest of the year, Jews (and in particular, Israelis) are portrayed in the worst possible light. But guess which group donates the most to PBS? Yes, of course the Jews.

Jonathan E. Grant on May 30, 2011 at 2:58 pm

Yes, and Debbie Wasserman Schultz is now chair of the Democratic Party. Duh, I wonder why?

Little Al on May 30, 2011 at 4:56 pm

If PBS funding was eliminated, PBS would still continue. There would be a lot of yelling and screaming, but virtually no one is going to change their votes from Rep. to Dem. if PBS is defunded.

And why don’t the schmucky Republicans scream loud and frequently about the salaries at PBS? Joe Average struggling to make $50,000/year would get mighty pissed about individuals heading a taxpayer funded organization making over $1,000,000. The other salaries are also extremely high. Why aren’t the Republicans making this an issue?

Jonathan E. Grant on May 30, 2011 at 5:27 pm

I should have written.

If PBS Federal funding was eliminated, PBS would still continue.

Jonathan E. Grant on May 30, 2011 at 6:52 pm

Far, far worse than PBS, although not quite as prominent and ubiquitous, is Pacifica, which has five member radio stations and numerous affiliates throughout the country and into Canada, plus internet broadcasting. On a daily basis, propagandists praise the likes of Castro and Hugo Chavez while Israel and the USA are vilified as aggressors and “occupiers.” Every weekday morning on New York’s WBAI, the execrable self-hating Jew, Amy Goodman, and her virulently antisemitic co-host, Juan Gonzalez (who can’t even pronounce “Israel” without gnashing his teeth and practically spitting into the microphone) present anti-American, anti-Israel propaganda, interviewing the likes of Noam Chomsky, Norman Finkelstein, the late, unlamented Marxist, Howard Zinn, et al. Several years ago, Goodman paid tribute to some idiotic Indian gadfly, Arundhati Roy, who screeched repeatedly about how Israel’s nuclear arsenal threatened the world. Oddly, she said nothing about Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal, nor did Goodman question her about this. Recently, there was a program devoted to the Israel divestment movement, railing about how we should boycott all businesses or individuals that have any dealings with Israel. Simultaneously, the program called for a showing of support for the Palestinian Muslims, so oppressed by the Israeli occupation. All of this swill makes PBS, as reprehensible as it is, look like it’s run by the John Birch Society which, much to my amazement, still exists, as evidenced by a series of billboards I saw on I-95 in Virginia. (And their favorite presidential candidate? None other than Ron Paul.)

commonsense on May 30, 2011 at 11:16 pm

Postscript to my comment, above: As of February, New York’s Pacifica affiliate, WBAI, has begun to carry programming from al-Jazeera in an early morning time slot.

commonsense on May 30, 2011 at 11:31 pm

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