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Ken Burns Endorses Petition Demanding
PBS Give Him Less Time Because He's
White

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Posted By: OhioNick, 4/2/2021 2:37:34 PM

Don't call it cancel culture, call it cancel careerism. Nearly 140 documentary filmmakers have signed onto a letter given to PBS executives, suggesting the service may provide an unfair level of support to white creators, facing a "systemic failure to fulfill (its) mandate for a diversity of voices." Titled "A Letter to PBS From Viewers Like Us," the missive references Ken Burns, arguably one of PBS' biggest non-fiction stars and creator of popular projects like Baseball, Jazz, The Civil War and an upcoming six-hour program called Hemingway.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: chance_232 4/2/2021 2:41:15 PM (No. 742857)
Stop! Just stop! I've already made my millions.....so I'm just peachy sitting back and spending it. You new young white guys.....sux to be you.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: zzzghy 4/2/2021 2:46:42 PM (No. 742862)
Perfect. The Law of Unintended Consequences, Part One Billion. So this sanctimonious little dude pulls a faux mea culpa because he feels not enough homies are getting their fair share of the public dole. I'll leave that one alone for now because the best part is as creepy as he is, his documentaries are pretty good; good enough at least for a feedbag network few people actually watch. So he splits and in comes a bunch of hip-hop documentaries and viewership grows even worse. Keep digging, dummies.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: marbles 4/2/2021 2:48:28 PM (No. 742867)
I would think less time because he's now proven himself to be animbecile
21 people like this.

Reply 4 - Posted by: BillW. 4/2/2021 3:03:28 PM (No. 742893)
Gimmyabreak
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Illinois Mom 4/2/2021 3:05:42 PM (No. 742896)
They ought to limit Gay obsessed programming. You cannot turn on PBS...any of their channels...and not find a Gay themed show or documentary, day or night..
20 people like this.

Reply 6 - Posted by: subman47 4/2/2021 3:27:45 PM (No. 742916)
Hey Ken, how can we say good bye if you won't go away. PBS stands for Pure B*** S***.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: OhioNick 4/2/2021 3:29:22 PM (No. 742917)
#6 That's why I stopped listening to George Norry on Coast to Coast AM. I can't stomach the constant commercials from the CDC about a lesbian and her "wife."
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Newtsche 4/2/2021 3:30:29 PM (No. 742920)
No problemo, Burns has made a wad and PBS has a deep, deep bench of producers driven to put blacks on a pedestal.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Condor44 4/2/2021 3:40:03 PM (No. 742922)
My head iis ready to explode! Stop this insanity!
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Ribicon 4/2/2021 3:41:49 PM (No. 742928)
Will he pay reparations to Filmmakers of Color because he hogged all the work being white all those years? No, all he's doing is making it much harder for any other white people trying to swim the Hollywood sewer, now that he's got his.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Hazymac 4/2/2021 3:47:13 PM (No. 742937)
The talented Ken Burns, who once produced an excellent Civil War history for PBS, is a self-hating auto-racist. Maybe he's right. He knows himself better than anyone else does. I'll defer to him. He stinks.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: montwoodcliff 4/2/2021 4:11:15 PM (No. 742954)
He wants less time? Don't give this virtuous, insincere, little creep any time at all!
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Reply 13 - Posted by: AGGW 4/2/2021 4:19:23 PM (No. 742958)
Then why didn't he notice and demand it earlier? Because he wouldn't have gotten the acclaim he will now.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Lala 4/2/2021 4:40:26 PM (No. 742971)
You want less exposure and a smaller audience, Ken? Happy to accommodate.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: JHHolliday 4/2/2021 5:03:39 PM (No. 742987)
I never watch PBS unless it's a British show. The rest of their stuff is unwatchable. It's amusing how once these snowflakes make their millions they come over all SJW. Shameless hypocrites. BTW, the Burns Civil War epic was good but he let his bias show when it had the comment that Stonewall Jackson was a "blue-eyed killer'. I supposed you could call all of the commanders in that war or any other war 'killers' because they were warriors but he didn't call Grant a 'brown-eyed killer'.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: raspberry 4/2/2021 5:18:44 PM (No. 743007)
They are crazy!
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Reply 17 - Posted by: coyote 4/2/2021 5:28:34 PM (No. 743019)
Burns endorses racial discrimination.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: udanja99 4/2/2021 5:41:51 PM (No. 743027)
He ought to be given less time because his Civil War series was chock full of errors.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: Omen55 4/2/2021 5:52:27 PM (No. 743039)
All of dem, including Ken, must perform the ultimate act of atonement. See Japan if you have any questions on the method.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: Hairy Eyeball 4/2/2021 6:35:46 PM (No. 743080)
I met this A_hole once on fire island. All I can say is I am not surprised.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: Strike3 4/2/2021 6:36:12 PM (No. 743081)
PBS will never live down the fact that they once fired Juan Williams, for the sin of making an anti-muslim comment. Some things you just can't make up.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: DARling 4/2/2021 7:31:10 PM (No. 743110)
PBS will still have money thrown at it, even if they air boring programs that no one wants to watch. I am not at all interested in watching rap music or a week of Civil Rights/BLM programming. I'd love to say I'd boycott but I watch PBS so little, and never donate during pledge drives, so they aren't losing much from me.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: smokincol 4/2/2021 8:30:13 PM (No. 743140)
haven't watched anything by Burns and won't even begin, now. what an idiot but, of course, he doesn't need the money or the fame.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: Terry_tr6 4/2/2021 8:41:31 PM (No. 743151)
kurt vonnegut told us this story way back in pre-history(1961). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harrison_Bergeron
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Reply 25 - Posted by: MickTurn 4/2/2021 8:45:31 PM (No. 743157)
Well Mr. Burns, I USED to think you had intelligence...NO MORE. Forget me ever supporting your work... forever!
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Reply 26 - Posted by: PChristopher 4/3/2021 12:08:51 AM (No. 743219)
I deleted all PBS channels from my channel guide years ago.... can't stand them.
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Reply 27 - Posted by: Trigger2 4/3/2021 1:32:30 AM (No. 743243)
Commercials and show are predominantly black now. You'd think they were 95% of the population. I'm sick of it.
5 people like this.

Reply 28 - Posted by: Krause 4/3/2021 5:47:07 AM (No. 743304)
Weak sissies.
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Reply 29 - Posted by: anniebc 4/3/2021 6:30:49 AM (No. 743317)
Take all his time and make him a real hero. Fool.
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Reply 30 - Posted by: downnout 4/3/2021 10:26:01 AM (No. 743548)
Gee, Ken, aren’t you man enough to say “No” when PBS or NPR want more propaganda from you? You have to have them tell you “No”? Wait, I have the solution to all the problems snowflakes have: CANCEL YOURSELVES!
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Reply 31 - Posted by: mifla 4/4/2021 6:53:47 AM (No. 744246)
I would endorse everyone on PBS to get less time. Then pull the plug.
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