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Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Meanwhile, in a galaxy far, far away...

The Dems have found the cause celeb that will bring them back to power. Funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. (seriously, their panties are in... a... bind over this one)

Markey - "Hey... you can't look at NPR/PBS for bias!!! That's OUR TURF!!! Why, NOW with Bill Moyers david pinnochio is plenty balanced! I mean, when they're not throwing darts at fiscal conservatives, they're throwing jabs at religious conservatives.... if that ain't balanced, I don't know what is!'

Massachusetts Democrat calls for Tomlinson to quit
By Jonathan Singer

Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.), ranking member of a House panel on telecommunications, called at a rally yesterday in support of public broadcasting for the resignation of Kenneth Tomlinson.

“In his zeal to impose his own view of ‘political balance,’” said Markey, “Ken Tomlinson has lost sight of his core mission — to protect the children’s-television network of the Public Broadcasting System of America. And he should resign from his position as the head of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting” (CPB).

Tomlinson has come under fire recently for hiring an ombudsman to gauge perceived biases in PBS shows such as “Now,” previously hosted by Bill Moyers. Liberals say such an action is tantamount to government censorship.

Markey also called on Tomlinson to resign as chairman of the Broadcasting Board of Governors, which oversees the Voice of America, Alhurra and other government-sponsored international broadcasting operations.

Rep. Maurice Hinchey (D-N.Y.) echoed Markey’s sentiment, calling Tomlinson “a propagandist.”

At the rally in front of the Cannon House Office Building, House and Senate Democrats presented Congress with more than 1 million signatures calling for the restoration of full funding for public broadcasting. The fiscal year 2006 labor-HHS-education appropriations bill sent to the House floor for debate this week mandates cuts in excess of $100 million for public television and radio, including a 25 percent cut for the CPB.

It's good to know that Hinchey is opposed to propaganda and is a real level-headed guy... oh, wait... oooops... I was wrong.

What I really love is how masterfully the Dems turn this from a question of bias at CPB/PBS/NPR and into the GOP wants to take away Big Bird.

Libs don't know what censorship is... and by the way, I thought the Libs were all for the "Fairness Doctrine" which required the government to monitor broadcasts to make sure that both sides of an issue got a fair hearing. Apparently, they like that for Talk Radio, but not for Now with Bill Moyers David Pinnochio.

And the GALL for Tomlinson to request that someone look into it... I mean... We HAVE GO TO FIRE HIM RIGHT NOW!!! We must censor the censors!!!!

Your Co-Conspirator,
ARC: St Wendeler