Tomlinson – Partisan Liar

Ken AshfordRepublicans, Right Wing and Inept MediaLeave a Comment

From the New York Times:

Sixteen Democratic senators called on President Bush to remove Kenneth Y. Tomlinson as head of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting because of their concerns that he is injecting partisan politics into public radio and television.

Some will no doubt say that Tomlinson is trying to REMOVE partisan politics from public radio and television, because PBS is so “liberal”.  This will come as news to William F. Buckley, who hosted one of PBS’s most popular shows—Firing Line—until it ended in 1999.

It would be an odd argument, considering how Tomlinson hires conservative pollsters to “monitor” PBS’s content, gives public money to Republican lobbyists, and takes cues from the White House.

A developing story, as they say…