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A Good Question ’bout Downton Abbey:

February 6, 2012

Why would Republican Conservatives be the ones to want to cut funding to PBS right when it’s “delivering such a soothing message about the benevolent rich” as Downton Abbey? If you were one of those flipping back and forth during the game last night – you weren’t alone.  Los Angeles Times Television Critic,  Mary McNamara chronicles the devices producers use to make Americans comfortable… very comfortable .. with a British era when the have nots really did have not. The servants are “part of the family” and we don’t witness them “chew on gristle and die in childbirth.” Probably the same reason “Gone with the Wind” is still such a great movie, it’s filtered through modern notions and nice lighting…. READ.

  • eric February 7, 2012 at 11:43 pm

    Sad thing for those in need is that the “junk” food is so much cheaper than healthy foods.
    I find it difficult to see it as the mean, elite repubs want poor people to be as miserable as they are, it is more an attempt to ensure the recipients of our tax dollars use the money for actual nutritious foods. If there weren’t so much fraud in the system and such a large number of people enrolled, it wouldn’t receive the politician’s attention.
    Take a close look at some states, Vermont for example, and there is a huge number of new enrollees in the food stamp program.
    The politicians/administration have (has) done a good job using technology to increase the number of folks receiving benefits from taxpayers.

  • Courtney February 6, 2012 at 4:53 pm

    Because no one watches it?

  • L.Laird February 6, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    Down stair poor folks got cake and sweet’s…Republicans new Food Stamp rules will deny poor folks cake, candy and sugar….one can only surmise, ruling republican elite want the poor folks to be as mean and miserable as they are….