Under the guise of restoring “balance and objectivity” to PBS, Ken Tomlinson, chairman of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, is trying to impose a conservative agenda on public television. The latest: He secretly spent over $14,000 of CPB money for a study into whether Bill Moyer’s program “Now” had a liberal bias. He then attacked “Now,” complaining it “does not contain anything approaching the balance the law requires for public broadcasting.”
Who are these biased liberals slanting that show? According to Tomlinson’s study, Senator Chuck Hagel (R-NE) is now a big leftie. In the raw data from Tomlinson’s study, Hagel was classified “as a ‘liberal’ for an appearance on a segment of a show that questioned the Bush Administration’s policies in Iraq.”
Forget balanced and objective, Mr. Tomlinson. How about accurate?