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Question #89576 posted on 04/30/2017 1:25 p.m.
Q:

Dear 100 Hour Board,

What precluded us colonials from developing a state-run broadcasting corporation along the lines of our Auntie across the pond to inform, educate and entertain us?

-Sir Pretentious Anglophile, Bt, MA (Cantab. Oxon. Hog.)

A:

Dear Sir,

I can't say I know why a state-operated media corporation was never created here in the States, but I will say I'm glad it wasn't. Sure, the BBC is mostly great, but there's so much potential for a state-run media organization to go wrong. Need I remind you of "alternative facts"?

-The Entomophagist