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die hard is a xmas movie | by maryann johanson

PBS no longer serving the public, now run by and for the same rich bastards ruining everything else

740 Park Avenue Alex Gibney

Please read this infuriating piece by Jane Mayer in The New Yorker about how PBS kowtowed to megarich megabastard David Koch because he was one of their major financial backers (because PBS receives hardly any federal support these days). Koch really didn’t like Alex Gibney’s documentary Park Avenue: Money, Power & the American Dream — which used Koch, among other megarich megabastards, to illustrate how the .01 percent game the political system in their favor — and this resulted in PBS censoring another film, by Tia Lessin and Carl Deal, entitled Citizen Koch.

Gibney could hardly have special-ordered a better illustration of the very issue he highlights in Park Avenue. Meanwhile, Citizen Koch [official site] debuted at Sundance earlier this year but appears not to have a theatrical release in place yet.

Just to piss off David Koch, here’s a huge chunk of Park Avenue, with the rest available at a click through at the end of the video (available only to U.S. IP addresses, alas):

Watch Park Avenue: Money, Power & the American Dream on PBS. See more from Why Poverty?.

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