Yo Bill, the establishment already has a voice…
The Kirby and WVIA have both refused to show Gasland despite the the fact they sit atop the Marcellus Shale and are charged with being community resources. And, in spite of the the many requests by their patrons to do so. Something is prejudicing them against an open mind.
If you want to watch films such as Gasland, and The Future of Food (in their entirety and absolutely free) go to www.thoughtmaybe.com.
Here is a fantastic Public Radio Station with diverse, intelligent programming: www.Wgdr.org
(if you have any suggestions of your own please forward)
My wife and I have listened to and supported WVIA radio for thirty years. We are not sure what to do. Bill Kelly seems unwilling to consider his manifest bias for gas drilling. He gets a privileged salary at the “non-commercial” station, why should he bite the hands that luxuriate him. Quite the contrary, he seems to kiss those hands with fervor . Witness the Northeast Business Journal series.
Tonight WVIA television presented the 2004 movie Food Inc as a fundraiser. My wife and I viewed it 18 months ago. It was the last time she ate meat.
Here is the beginning of the movie. It sets the tone and gives you a fairly good sense of what is to come:
While the movie deals with many alarming issues in its three segments, the most disturbing is the documentation of Monsanto Corporation’s systematic attempt to control the world seed and food supply through legal intimidation and ruin.
Monsanto is a very evil company. I will call it Mammonsanto:
Another film, The Future of Food is an excellent treatment of Monanto’s attempt to control the food chain. Here is the trailer (go to the website to see the entire film):
Monsanto has lobbied Congress to pass Senate Bill 510, the Food Safety and Modernization Act. It could potentially outlaw human scale agriculture :
And even Glenn Beck seems alarmed:
With this being the thirtieth anniversary of John Lennon’s death, it is insulting to note that Mammonsanto has trademarked the word “imagine” as its own:
Imagine no Monsanto, Its easy if you try…
And getting back to WVIA, good job showing Food Inc. Now how about airing Gasland , Bill Kelly! That is what public broadcasting is supposed to be about. (My wife and I have supported WVIA radio for thirty years.)
If you are afraid of sponsor backlash, you are no better than a commercial enterprise. That is not what public broadcasting is supposed to be.