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Sunday, July 17, 2005

National Propaganda Radio

The Rolling Stone reports:
As head of the board that doles out $400 million in federal funds for public broadcasting, [Ken] Tomlinson is actually required by law to provide PBS and NPR with "maximum protection from extraneous influence and control" by meddling politicians. But in recent months, Tomlinson himself has been the one trying to alter PBS programming. A close friend of Karl Rove since they worked together overseeing Voice of America, he hired a right-wing consultant to secretly monitor Bill Moyers for signs of "liberal bias." He collaborated with the White House to hire two "ombudsmen" to keep an eye on Frontline and All Things Considered. And after President Bush was re-elected in November, Tomlinson warned a gathering of PBS executives that the country had moved to the right, and that their programming should reflect that.
Thanks to Judy O, for the link.

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