Thursday, May 19, 2005
Consider the source: Democratic Reps. David Obey and John Dingell are asking for an investigation into the head of the "Corporation" for Public Broadcasting's Kenneth Tomlinson after he has initiated reforms to make the network's programming more
balanced wacko right-wing.
There was one statement in Obey and Dingell's letter that nearly caused me to spray water all over my keyboard. (Note to self: No drinking while reading liberals.)
CPB's own research has shown that the American public believes public television and radio programming is objective and balanced. If CPB is moving in the direction of censorship of public affairs content based on partisanship and political views, this will severely erode the public trust that public broadcasting heretofore has enjoyed.
Just for the record, here in San Diego you can see "NOW" (without Bill Moyers), but not the "Wall Street Journal Editorial Report."