Just in case anyone is still wondering what to make of President-elect Obama, here Ralph Nader (pinching John Pilger's observation) wondering aloud if he could be an Uncle Tom.
I'm reminded this from the comments here at the Trots where you can also enjoy a delightful exploration of the challenges facing us all in a multicultural age. Remember folks, public service broadcasting of this standard will be fairly ubiquitous over here soon when BSkyB and Daily Mail lobbyists get their way.
I dunno about you, but - in the context of a parliamentary democracy - the potential slow collapse of public service broadcasting seems to me to be a genuine threat to liberty and democracy in a way that many of the phantoms that are cooked up by the civil liberties lobby aren't.
It's time to take sides.