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Oklahoma Governor Defunds PBS: Will No Longer Exist in the State

Oklahoma Governor Defunds PBS: Will No Longer Exist in the State

Oklahoma governor cut PBS from the public trough.

Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt has successfully pulled all of the state funds from PBS until the year 2026. Not that it matters when they can once again receive state funds as they will be forced to shutter their doors this year, next year at the most.

Why should red-state taxpayers fund the far-left PBS? Stitt explains that PBS is nothing more than an echo chamber for the DNC and that their woke culture does not fit the average citizen in Oklahoma.

Drag shows, gay cartoon characters, and other threats to Americans need to end here and now. If private industry is willing to do that, it is their right, but PBS are beggars, and as such they cannot be choosers.

Let them get money from the DNC or the big pockets of Democratic donors to save their jobs.

Stitt said:

“OETA, to us, is an outdated system. You know, the big, big question is why are we spending taxpayer dollars to prop up or compete with the private sector and run television stations?”

“And then when you go through all of the programming that’s happening and the indoctrination and over-sexualization of our children, it’s just really problematic, and it doesn’t line up with Oklahoma values.”

In an exclusive interview with Fox News Digital, the Republican leader said taxpayers should not have to fund OETA-TV. That is because the station is rife with bias against Christians and parents who care about their children.

OETA-TV is the only PBS station in Oklahoma and so when they are gone, so is PBS. Can I get an Amen? Stitt’s office pointed to a segment of “Let’s Learn,” which featured a drag queen known as Lil Miss Hot Mess.

She read a story titled “The Hips on the Drag Queen Go Swish, Swish, Swish.”

From The Daily Wire

Another show aired by the station, “Clifford The Big Red Dog,” features lesbian parents, a show called “Work It Out Wombat” features a gay character, and “Odd Squad” depicted a same-sex wedding. Stitt also noted OETA recently aired a segment on its “Newshour” program that voiced support for chemical treatments including puberty blockers for children who identify as transgender.

OETA’s “Pride Month” programming included a special about a town in which Christians “step into the spotlight to dismantle stereotypes” about drag queens.

Democrats in the red state, including State Rep. Monroe Nichols, accused Stitt of mounting an attack on “public education and underrepresented Oklahoma communities.” OETA board member Ken Busby told KTUL taxpayers must support arts and culture.

But Stitt told Fox News Digital the station has strayed from its educational mission and that if its programming was worthwhile, the private sector would make it available.

“When you think about educating kids, let’s teach them to read and their numbers and counting and letters and those kind of things,” he said. “I mean, some of the programming that we’re seeing… it just doesn’t need to be on public television.”

Stitt recently signed into law a ban on all chemical and surgical transgender procedures on children, joining 15 states which have enacted similar laws.

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  2. Richard says:

    A true conservative governor that has a backbone to be rid of a left-wing media using our tax dollars. This should be done by every RED STATE . Why are these Red State governors allowing their people to support this left-wing media with tax dollars?

    • JD says:

      AMEN! No one should be forced to pay for this garbage on PBS.

    • Rattlerjake says:

      None of this will be worth a damn when the “FEDNOW” digital banking system is law on July 1st. immediately there will be millions of people, who have no bank account (homeless, poor, etc.) that will be unable to survive. You will also see an almost instant effect on gun and ammunition sales as payments are prevented. If/when FEDNOW goes into effect, we will have definitely passed the point of no return!

    • Don says:

      Yes! And especilly NPR

  3. Sid says:

    Right on. Give the guy a medal.

  4. Happy Warrior says:

    About damn time! Now, that one man with stones has done what has been needed toi be done for decades, let’s see if any other states have the guts to follow.

  5. Stephen Russell says:

    OK Red States Hooray Awesome

  6. He vetoed a law that would give state funds to that public television channel for another year. His veto could be overridden by the state legislature.

  7. PTB says:

    Excellent move, Gov. Stitt! Hopefully, other governors will join you in stopping funding of this liberal news channel. Instead of PBS, it should be labeled Democrat News Propaganda!

  8. Joan Liska says:

    Thank you, Governor Stitt. Let’s hope that Oklahoma’s lead is followed in many more states across the country. The deterioration of morality in our society has led to a debilitating mental health crisis. This trend has to be turned around, or America will fail catastrophically.

  9. Wyatt Earp says:

    Every State shall ban all these sick people from their state if they care about it! These people are just mental illness that got DEMOCRAT to do them a favor! Due to most democrats male politicians are either gay or atheist! Sure there some in the republican party! Graham one, Romney a closet one. Since these two seem more like they are democrats by voting with them. Against the people who believe in GOD!

  10. CPO Bill says:

    STOP Public Bull Schiff!

  11. Steve says:

    One down 49 to go

  12. Betty says:

    Amen! Thank you Governor! Praying Texas will be next!

  13. The NC Tax Man says:

    Great news, now we need to do this in all states.

    Also, while you are at it, take all government/tax money away from Planned Parenthood!

    “Public Radio” can get advertisers just like CNN, CBS, NBC, Fox etc. None of them should get any government or taxpayer money, or ALL of them should get an equal amount.

  14. Cheryl says:

    What an awesome bill to sign! Hopefully other states will follow as well. All these programs are part of satan’s plan, we need to get our kids back from the government and fire any person who teaches this crap to our kids in school. Teachers jobs are to teach our kids life skills, reading, math, English, history and have homemaking & shop as an elective. Get back to the basic!

  15. bob says:

    BRAVO ,, to the Oklahoma Governor !!!!! PBS is nothing but a TRASHY , liberal , one-sided network . We quit watching PBS several years ago !!!!

  16. Crotte says:

    I second the motion!!!!!!!

  17. CPO Bill says:

    The only thing ever worth a schiff on n p r radio was a show called Prairie Home Companion! It was entertaining and clean and told good stories! The everything else was a lot of liberal schiff! I never watch any of the t v schiff!

  18. Barbaree says:

    Years ago, there was a wonderful water color art instruction show. Then one day it was gone. I called the show (the man’s house), and his wife answered. She sounded distraught, and asked me if I would call the network. When I did, they gave me some cr@pola answer about “diversity”, etc. etc. In other words, he was cancelled because he was wh ite! So, good riddance NPR!

  19. Bemused Berserker says:

    PNS, like NPR has outlived its usefulness. They’ve totally abandoned Logic, Reason and a Balanced Perspective in favor of Indoctrination into Far Leftist Wokeism.
    Shut them down or blow up their Transmitters. I’m OK with either.

  20. Rick says:

    Hopefully other states will follow.

  21. CGO says:

    Good for him. Toal waste of taxpayer money.

  22. Richard Bruce says:

    Keeping Oklahoma OK, better than OK actually.

  23. Ally says:

    OETA started out as a way for high school kids to get their lessons at home IF they were not able to get to class.

    I suffered through a single semester of it in `0th grade and then my folks moved me away for 1.5 years and I never had to deal with it again.

    Horrible system.

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