Wednesday, October 22, 2003
No liberal media networks? It probably wouldn't surprise liberal Democrats if the Republican National Committee scheduled a fundraising tour of Fox News studios. After all, Fox News is obviously a right-wing, pro-GOP network. Being professional journalists, Fox officials would never allow this to happen, but the very idea that Fox is somehow on the GOP's side and would even be considered for such an event would have Democrats screaming.
That didn't happen; this did.
The San Diego Union-Tribune reported today that local Democrats had scheduled a fund-raising tour of the local PBS station.
The San Diego County Democratic Party had scheduled a "fund-raising" visit to the station, on the campus of San Diego State University, for late yesterday afternoon.
For $25 a head, local Democrats would get a tour of the station, enjoy some refreshments and meet with Gloria Penner, host of KBPS [sic] radio's "Editor's Roundtable" and KBPS [sic] television's "These Days Special Edition."
Democratic Party Chairman Kennan Kaeder said no political candidate would benefit from the proceeds, but the money – in addition to paying for refreshments – would go for overhead at the party's Kearny Mesa headquarters.
KPBS canceled the tour after hearing it had been touted as a fund-raiser.
Yeah, there's no "liberal" network out there.