Bully Pulpit

Foer, Franklin
August 2005
New Republic;8/15/2005, Vol. 233 Issue 7, p10
Offers a look at the partisanship of conservative Kenneth Y. Tomlinson in his role as chairman of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and of the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG). Report that Tomlinson commissioned a study to prove that public broadcasting is riddled with liberal bias; Report that the BBG controls broadcasting efforts to diffuse anti-Americanism abroad; Claim that Tomlinson set about to restructure the BBG to minimize the power of commissioners who disagreed with him; Role of Tomlinson in removing BBG deputy executive director Bruce Sherman from the organization; Report that Tomlinson is actively working to remove Norman Pattiz from his seat on the BBG; Report that Tomlinson placed David Jackson from the government's public affairs office as the director of the Voice of America (VOA) radio program; Report that Jackson has pressured VOA reporters to portray the President George W. Bush administration in a favorable light.


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