Monday, August 27, 2007

FSP plays the race card again

This is getting old. This time it's Isaac Smith:

I'll just add that Del. Patrick McDonough's plan to have, in effect, a board of commissars determine the content of MPT's new digital channels is indeed disturbing, but also instructive: In today's Republican Party, concerns for freedom of the press and politicization of the media take a back seat to beating back the Brown Menace.
I think it's a little presumptive to assume that Pat McDonough's comments portray Republicans as racists. Once again, Urban Liberals want to discriminate against those who aren't Urban Liberals and assume that everybody out in the sticks are racists thugs when the problems due to the existence of V-Me have little to do with race.

Hell, I think Pat McDonough's idea is stupid too. But we could really solve the problem by completely spinning off MPT out of the state budget entirely and saving ourselves the money and the hassle of having government in the business of subsidizing a television network.


1 comment:

streiff said...

If they couldn't scream racism, sexism, homophobia, etc., they'd just have to address the issues. They can't address the issue so they go back to Plan A.

When you look at this in the context of Delegate McDonough's campaign to have English declared the official language of government in Maryland (call me ethnocentric but it is hard to come up with any case against this proposal that doesn't encourage ethnic and racial ghettoes) it was to be expected.

So long as MPT gets one cent of state funding its programming should be in English or with English subtitles.