Rogers turns television station, Web sites into propaganda arm of campaign for tax money

I’ll say this for Jim Rogers, he’s nothing if not tenacious.

Rogers has turned his Sunbelt Broadcasting television station, KVBC-TV, Channel 3, and the station’s Web site into his own Ministry of Public Enlightenment and Propaganda in his quest to strongarm the Legislature into providing more tax money for higher education — of which he happens to be chancellor — in the face of the governor’s call for drastic cuts. The station is running dozens of public service announcements and the Web site points people to editorials supporting the cause.

Public Service Announcement on KVBC Web site
Public Service Announcement on KVBC Web site

He’s done the same thing with the publicly funded Web site for the Nevada System of Higher Education, filling it with arguments for more public funding.

Flier posted on NSHE Web site
Flier posted on NSHE Web site

There is now a Web site called EducateNevada.org that is linked from the KVBC site. It contains public service announcements, talking points, requests for individual stories, calls for action, how to contact lawmakers and join the campaign.

I wonder what the business executives quoted in today’s Review-Journal questioning the efficacy of our education system think of this.

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