Brian Lamb of C-SPAN and the meaning of “give”

Brian Lamb of CSPAN obviously has no idea what the meaning of the word ?¢‚Ǩ?ìgive?¢‚Ǩ¬ù is. quotes him as stating:

?¢‚Ǩ?ìWe are not a taxpayer organization ?¢‚Ǩ¬¶ We get no federal funds, state funds, local funds. We get our money from you. You give us a nickel a month when you pay your bills, and that’s how we operate here.?¢‚Ǩ¬ù
(See the original article here.)

Brian, to ?¢‚Ǩ?ìgive?¢‚Ǩ¬ù means FREELY transfer. Somehow I missed where I could opt out of my monthly ?¢‚Ǩ?ìgift?¢‚Ǩ¬ù to you. We may pay it in return for supposedly unbiased coverage, but we don’t “give” it. Please consider this a request to opt out and for a refund of my previous “gifts.”

This is a completely elitist attitude encapsulating a hidden form of payment to support the left leaning C-SPAN.

Come on, at least be honest, there is enough spin to go around. Regarding Savage, I don’t listen, but Brian Lamb of C-SPAN needs to know who butters C-SPAN’s bread. This is no “gift” to C-SPAN, at best it is a payment, at worst a hidden tax.

Looking forward to your reply on when I can stop “giving” to C-SPAN.