February 07, 2006

George W. Bush, the Slasher

hat tip hansy

How is it that the MSM always manages to make the President look like he is a hooded Muslim thug about to decapitate a human rights worker. The President is once again a Slasher.

Look at this Google search.

What is he going to slash, you ask? Public broadcasting, that cute little subsidy for rich white folk who get their opera and Moyers, all on one channel. David Boaz, at CATO, did a great job shining light on this wretched form of welfare and the hypocrites who promulgate it in front of the Senate last year.

By an NPR funded study:

One dirty little secret that NPR and PBS don't like to acknowledge in public debate is the wealth of their listeners and viewers. But they're happy to tell their advertisers about the affluent audience they're reaching. In 1999 NPR commissioned Mediamark Research to study its listeners. NPR then enthusiastically told advertisers that its listeners are 66 percent wealthier than the average American, three times as likely to be college graduates, and 150 percent more likely to be professionals or managers.

But perhaps that was an unusual year? Mediamark's 2003 study found the same pattern. As NPR explained, based on the 2003 study:

Public radio listeners are driven to learn more, to earn more, to spend more, and to be more involved in their communities. They are leaders and decision makers, both in the boardroom and in the town square. They are more likely to exert their influence on their communities in all types of ways - from voting to volunteering.

Public radio listeners are dynamic - they do more. They are much more likely than the general public to travel to foreign nations, to attend concerts and arts events, and to exercise regularly. They are health conscious, and are less likely to have serious health problems. Their media usage patterns reflect their active lifestyles, they tend to favor portable media such as newspapers or radio.

As consumers, they are more likely to have a taste for products that deliver on the promise of quality. Naturally, they tend to spend more on products and services.

Specifically, the report found, compared with the general public, NPR listeners are
55 percent less likely to have a household income below $30,000
117 percent more likely to have a household income above $150,000
152 percent more likely to have a home valued at $500,000 or more
194 percent more likely to travel to France
326 percent more likely to read the New Yorker
125 percent more likely to own bonds
125 percent more likely to own a Volvo.

PBS has similar demographics. PBS boasts that its viewers are
60 percent more likely to have a household income above $75,000
139 percent more likely to have a graduate degree
98 percent more likely to be a CEO
132 percent likely to have a home valued at $500,000 or more
315 percent more likely to have stocks valued at $75,000 or more
278 percent more likely to have spent at least $6000 on a foreign vacation in the past year.


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