There is no straddling the fence when it comes to this topic.
Why not? Is that stated in the Bible or something?
If I want to straddle the fence when it comes to understanding this "Animal House" style childish prank, who is going to stop me?
I DO straddle the fence on the funding issue. I am all for reviewing the amount of money that goes into CPB and if appropriate, reducing the funding to a reasonable level. But I have what to me is a compelling justification for at least some Federal money flowing into NPR, PBS and the other stations and program producers. As long as there is ANY Federal money going in there, the private small donors along with the big, big, BIG corporations and foundations know that the Feds are to public broadcasting what the Health Department inspectors are to the restaurant business. When I walk in to buy food and I see that certificate on the wall with the score for their last inspection, I can eat with confidence.
When I know the Congress is looking over the shoulders of public broadcasting and asking what they are doing with the public money, I can give my meager contribution with confidence that I am not giving to the mafia.