I guess I don't have too much of a problem with local governments choosing to fund public broadcasting, although I would vote against it if I was in office. The federal government has no constitutional authority to put money into public broadcasting, though, and it needs to stop it.
I would have less issue with PBS if it reflected the values of the people who pay for it. However, it is a wasteland of radical leftism. As long as it continues to attempt mainstreaming of wild-eyed loonies like Bill Moyers and re-broadcasts the pornography that passes for television on the BBC, it will inhabit the fringe and should not receive a dime of public money.
The term "bully pulpit" stems from President Theodore Roosevelt's reference to the White House as a "bully pulpit," meaning a terrific platform from which to persuasively advocate an agenda. Roosevelt often used the word "bully" as an adjective meaning superb/wonderful. The Bully Pulpit features news, reasoned discourse, opinion and some humor.