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Sunday, May 15, 2005

The Happy Mondays

A couple of things.

1) Please read the previous post re: Saddam Hussein's new book if ya haven't already.

2) Howard Dean had this to say re: our kid Tom DeLay:
"(He) ought to go back to Houston where he can serve his jail sentence."
"And how!"

3) Remember the news bits about Bushevik Ken Tomlinson, the new chairman of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and his efforts to turn PBS into the new FOX?

Dude has his sights on NPR.

No joke.
A Battle Over Programming at National Public Radio

WASHINGTON, May 15 - Executives at National Public Radio are increasingly at odds with the Bush appointees who lead the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

In one of several points of conflict in recent months, the chairman of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (TOMLINSON), which allocates federal funds for public radio and television, is considering a plan to monitor Middle East coverage on NPR news programs for evidence of bias, a corporation spokesman said on Friday.
To make sure that we get PRO-BUSH COVERAGE of the Middle East.
The corporation's board has told its staff that it should consider redirecting money away from national newscasts and toward music programs produced by NPR stations.
And why do I get the feeling that, before all is said and done, "Morning Becomes Eclectic" will become "Morning Becomes Today's Hot Country?"
Top officials at NPR and member stations are upset as well about the corporation's decision to appoint two ombudsmen to judge the content of programs for balance. And managers of public radio stations criticized the corporation in a resolution offered at their annual meeting two weeks ago urging it not to interfere in NPR editorial decisions.
Too late.

Get ready for FAIR & RE-BALANCED programs such as "Far Right, Right, and Right of Center without Arianna Huffington," "Fresh Air with Randall Terry," and "To the Conservative Point, with the ghost of WARREN Harding."

"The Tavis Smiley Show hosted by Larry Elder?"

Spineless bastards all.
The corporation's chairman, Kenneth Y. Tomlinson, has also blocked NPR from broadcasting its programs on a station in Berlin owned by the United States government.

Mr. Tomlinson denied several requests last week to discuss the relationship between the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and NPR, but he issued a one-sentence statement saying that he looked forward to "working through any differences that may exist between our institutions."
Meaning...he's looking forward to telling the NPR people that it's time to get rid of the differences between the institutions.

And he ain't the one who has to change.

NBR: National Bush Radio. Or else?

"Hit the bricks, yo!"
Mr. Tomlinson has been waging a campaign to correct what he and other conservatives see as a liberal bias in public television programming.
No. Mr. Tomlinson has been waging a campaign to GET RID of what he and other conservatives see as a liberal bias in public television programming.

"Which is everything...'cepting Tucker Carlson."

Can we get some help from the John D and Katherine T MacArthur Foundation?

Do they have a private army or something?

"This week on 'This American Conservative Life'...chapter one, a young man buys a brand new pair of khaki pants. Chapter two, the young man rebels against "Casual Friday" by showing up in his favorite Brooks Brothers suit. Chapter three..."

(Here's an old bit from Brandoland for more on this subject - if you follow the link, scroll down the page to the PBS stuff.)

More later...and your comments, please.

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