May 27, 2012, - 1:00 pm

PBS’ Phony Twice a Year “Patriotism” Continues Tonight

By Debbie Schlussel

While I am away in observance of the Jewish holiday of Shavuot, many of you may plan to watch tonight’s PBS’ annual National Memorial Day Concert, hosted by Gary Sinise and Joe Montegna. Don’t watch it. Or if you choose to, remember that this is fakery by PBS designed to get you to either donate to your local PBS station or support the continued government funding of this anti-American, anti-Israel, anti-Semitic, left-wing propaganda programming through its continued government funding.


As I’ve noted for the past several years, while the Memorial Day concert is a touching show, it’s also a fraud and very hypocritical. That’s because PBS a/k/a Palestinian Broadcasting Service spends 363 days of the year showing anti-American 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.

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, the wars they tried to fight (while they are being told to build roads and hand out candy to those who want to murder them), and the service they give to America, many of them with the ultimate sacrifice which we remember on Memorial Day. And 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.) Last June, just a couple of days after Memorial Day and its concert special, PBS broadcast a two-hour propaganda special promoting Mohammed and Islam.

And, once again, joining Sinise and Montegna tonight, is Colin Powell, the left-wing phony and pretend-Republican who took money from Hezbollah-backed billionaires to make a speech in Lebanon. Oh, and the man who endorsed Barack Hussein Obama for President four years ago, 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 much 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, a friend of Obama and 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.

I like Gary Sinise and Joe Montegna for the things they do for our soldiers and the genuine support of them that comes from true patriotism. That’s something that cannot ever be said, though, for PBS, and they are helping PBS’ pretense with their participation in this fraud that they could perform on another network.

This weekend (and hopefully every other day of the year), 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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22 Responses

I always DVR the show and watch the artists I like, usually Trace Adkins. Then I turn it off and erase the rest of the show, in honor of the soldiers.

JeffT on May 27, 2012 at 1:56 pm

Thanks for this piece Debbie, and I remember you wrote an article very similar to this one a year ago about PBS making believe that their pro-USA patriots on Memorial Day and the rest of the year these schmucks attack and vilify this great republic of ours.

I also remember back about 4 years ago, Bill Moyers from that network did a full-hour propaganda show called “Hate on the Radio”, this phucking grey-haired SOB had the nerve to attack conservative talk show hosts by having their statements taking out of context forwarded to them by more likely Media Matters and/or SPLC?

Speaking of which since PBS isn’t naming the enemy for who they are, back in WWII there were a number of artists who named the enemy and identified them in their songs. For instance, the late Johnny Bond did a funny and hilarious song in 1942 called, “Der Fuherer Face”!

“A nation is defined by its borders, language & culture!”

Sean R. on May 27, 2012 at 2:33 pm

I saw the writing on the wall about PBS since 1969 when Sesame Street premiered. Of course, back then I thought it was pretty cool, especially compared to Mr. Rogers, but the socio-political agenda of the show was apparent even to me at age seven.

It’s a piece of sh*t propaganda machine and should be decommissioned and it’s board lined up against a wall and shot for treason.

DS_ROCKS! on May 27, 2012 at 4:58 pm

    I love your response DS ROCKS. Keep up the good work.

    Confederate South on May 27, 2012 at 7:02 pm

While what you say about this Memorial Day concert is true, they are not the only hypocrites.

There are many faux-conservatives who also ritually support the troops, but the rest of the time they are going along with the phony me-too Republicans. They support the Arab Spring, Republican candidates who support illegal immigration in practice, and so on.

And these phony conservatives have commercials during their ‘support’ of the troops where they sell phony products. Not too much about gold recently, after they encouraged their listeners to purchase gold at outrageously high prices, but whatever the next scam is.

Little Al on May 27, 2012 at 7:12 pm

I get fairly tired of people who never considered serving this country getting all teary eyed over veterans.We veterans have to take care of each other now as we did before.

Joe on May 27, 2012 at 7:23 pm

For an inside view of the REAL PBS, aka the Palestinian Broadcasting Service, please see these videos some real investigative reporting that expose NPR:

Part 1

Part 2

Ralph Adamo on May 27, 2012 at 7:24 pm

    Sorry, I’ve confused National Palestinian Radio (“NPR”) with the Palestinian Broadcasting Service (“PBS”). It’s difficult keeping track of all these Palestinian front-like groups because they sound so much alike.

    Ralph Adamo on May 27, 2012 at 7:36 pm

It is a superfluous network that should have disappeared long ago. There was a rationale for it prior to the age of cable television. Having only twelve broadast VHF channels(UHF never took off due to its limited range)was very limiting. A government funded channel that would offer at least some alternative programming apart from network fare or the perpeutal stream of old movies on the independents was desirable. That gap was more than filled after the 1980’s by cable channel programming. Also, as noted by Debbie, the programming on PBS and its local affiliates very rapidly drifted away from the educational. Nova, formerly its premiere sciehce series, got mired in environmental causes and anti-business propaganda. The creepy hippy dude or dudette was inevitably the hero, despite years burning, bombing, and breaking that the hippy exemplars had under their belts. One of my favorites was the weird conspiracy theories surrounding Karen Silkwood, including claims that her former employer, Kerr-McGee sought to bump her off. PBS revived the case of that suicidal nut and drug addict on Frontline in 1995. The Karen Silkwood Story was a fairly transparent attempt to hit the nuclear power industry using a woman who had been whacky and drug addled enough to have contaminated herself to further the cause. That lovely product was paid for by taxpayers and subscribers like you.

Worry on May 27, 2012 at 9:03 pm

“…and who tells his Muslim friends who long to go to America that America is a bad place, that we are horrible people.”

Yes, yes we are a horrible people and America is a bad place, so please stay in your beautifull Palistine, Afghanistan, or whatever wonderfull muslim controlled hellho…er, I mean haven you live in and do us both a fovor and stay out. Really, you just might find yourself having to ‘Work for a living’ and putting up with Christian or Jewish Infidels and such, and their sick demented views of justice. Why, you can’t even stone your wife to death or honor kill your daughter without going to prison!
…horrible, Horrible place…

theShadow on May 27, 2012 at 11:35 pm

Spot on, Debbie – great article.

SS on May 27, 2012 at 11:38 pm

Debbie I am a regular NPR listener, ever since Howard Stern left free radio. I think PBS has responded to market and political pressures by becoming less openly anti-Israel in the last few years. They no longer have reporters from The Guardian on air describing IDF assassinations of Arab children. I can’t prove it but it’s true. Still, they are clearly the tax funded antidote to conservative talk radio and that’s why Democrats go ballistic when its funding is questioned. BTW for a brief time I was making witty comments on Melanie Phillips’ page. But as I had no reason to impress her I stopped after a few weeks. Meanwhile Debbie I’ve been commenting here for years, and frankly I feel it’s high time you reward me in person, preferably with you in a nursing uniform.

A1 on May 28, 2012 at 1:48 am

Dear Debbie: First of all, I wish you would stop using “cat lady” as an epithet. My cats, Philippa and Caesar, their need for me, trust in me, love of me, helped save my sanity during the second Intifada.

Second of all, you, of all people, should miss no opportunity to remind people that the now-so-called “Palestinians” are historically, culturally and linguistically ARABS. Within living memory, everybody called the that. During the Mandatory Period, hundreds of thousands of JEWS were PALESTINIANS.

Miranda Rose Smith on May 28, 2012 at 2:09 am

As much as I like Gary Sinise, I was instead watching the Coca-Cola 600.

Rocky Lore on May 28, 2012 at 7:43 am


Have a blessed Shavuot. By the way what do think of the case of Ehab Muslemani this criminal Arab who killed someone in Detroit.

G. R. Scharoubim on May 28, 2012 at 9:10 am

@ Confedrate – right back at ya, sir.

DS_ROCKS! on May 28, 2012 at 12:11 pm

It really went against my grain, but I did watch a little of it last night. I couldn’t sleep and it’s the only station my antenna would pick up. And, I thought well,,,Gary Sinise is hosting so it should be ok??!! It was a good show (the little bit that I watched). They had to ask the audience to leave early due to extreme weather, but announced the show would go on. I don’t know how much longer that it did though. I felt so guilty watching the little that I did!

Vickie on May 28, 2012 at 1:18 pm

Disagree with you one one BIG thing Debbie. I was not there (Vietnam) but I can tell you from watching the film coming back for “Scope” a documentary I gophered and occaisionally contributed with show ideas for the Vietnam conflict aka “war” was the biggest waste of American lives. I wish I had a copy of it but one guy showed up with a “secreted” tape of a supposed interview with a Phantom Jet pilot who is describing his experiences in military jargon I was unfamiliar with. His “interpreter” after each terse bout of jibberish would proclaim “What the captain means to say is” and then translate for those unfamiliar with military jargon. All except for his last answer when he was asked his opinion of the war. He stated “its a fucked up war”.Translator responded: What the captain means to say is: “its a fucked up war”. Needless to say this tape was never aired.
Not to demean those that lost their lives including personal friends and one Huey pilot and POW who died from agent orange cancer thirty years later. It was believe me “a fucked up war”. I doubt you will find a single vet to disagree.

Ron Wolf aka "Columbo" on May 28, 2012 at 5:04 pm

It’s too bad that Debbie Schlussel, who appears to be an attractive woman in her picture above, has such incredibly wrong-headed thoughts and views. Damn shame …

Ifeelso Cheapanddirty on May 28, 2012 at 6:48 pm

So Old Wise One Cheap and Dirty tell us mere mortals that know Debbie and how she comments on issues like the Phlegmy Bull Shiite Network where she is so “wrong headed.”

Ken b on May 28, 2012 at 8:35 pm

PBS – Public Broadcasting Satanists
Publicly Broadcasting Satanism

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