Finally, Congress is actually doing something right, much to my surprise, and actually staving off the inevitable corporatization of our public institutions. The New York Times reports today that the House Appropriations Committee recently demanded further information on the Smithsonian Institution's television deal with Showtime Networks, saying the pact "may be incompatible with the trust placed in the Smithsonian." While the Congressional subcommittee also sought to limit the Smithsonian's ability to enter exclusive contracts like the Showtime venture, reports the Times, they also cut the public institution's proposed budget by $5 million. I'm all for a little scolding, but it's just these type of budget cuts that are driving our public institutions into the hands of the corporate behemoths. One step forward, one step back. . .
@x7o Yes, that is why I included the link to the annotation in my tweet.Posted 14 hours ago
@antkaufman This, of course, contradicts your claim that it is "impressively researched" - it is either negligent or malicious.Posted 15 hours ago
@antkaufman See here: http://t.co/EkQOpKipi5 There are glaring factual inaccuracies. Just ask @carwinbPosted 15 hours ago