Easy to understand why concerns about plans by Trump and the Republican Congress to end funding for PBS have fallen from view.
But leave it up to PBS, at its clueless and tone deaf worst, to deliver a suicidal blow to the network's continued existence.
This week, on the eve of Holy Week, PBS stations have been airing a two-hour program titled "The Last Days of Jesus."
At first glance, this would seem to be another example of PBS continuing its excellent tradition of airing thought-provoking, challenging and superb programming during Christmas and Easter about Jesus.
That's why I tuned in.
What a horrible disappointment.
It's one thing to offer up radical new perspectives about Jesus and his early followers using top-notch scholars and painstaking research.
That's not what I witnessed.
Instead, we get a claim that Jesus was just a collaborator of Herod Antipas and Pontius Pilate in some tawdry game of Roman political intrigue.
With perhaps one exception, the few academics cited are at best minor leaguers, and include some who are not above self-promotion of tabloid-style cheap theatrics.
They sometimes cite the Gospels when they need to, then sometimes toss the Gospels aside when it suits their purposes.
But don't listen to me.
You be the judge.
What I find equally hard to fathom is that PBS would invite a fatal attack from conservatives, political and religious, just as the network is fighting for funding -- any funding -- from Trump and Congress.
Just as it appears that animosity among Republicans could give PBS a lifeline, it serves up an excellent opportunity to unite them all under a banner to save Jesus from Satan and his liberal minions.
This could have been two of the finest hours for PBS as it stands up for a controversial and radical contemplation of the life and death of Jesus.
Sadly, the pile of garbage PBS actually offers us isn't worth our time, much less our dollars.