Monday, May 16, 2005

Bill Moyers fights back against Tomlinson

I watched Bill Moyers tonight on C-span, and his speech was marvelous as usual. His eloquence and personal ethics are awe inspiring. He totally disagrees with the misuse of the purpose of public TV and radio as instruments of the Bush agenda, and spoke out eloquently on the subject.

"I should put my detractors on notice," declared the veteran journalist who stepped down in January as the host of PBS's NOW With Bill Moyers, who recently turned 70. "They might compel me out of the rocking chair and into the anchor chair."
Moyers closed the National Conference on Media Reform in St. Louis on Sunday with his first public response to the revelation that White House allies on the board of directors of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting have secretly been holding PBS in general -- and his show in particular -- to a partisan litmus test.

"I simply never imagined that any CPB chairman, Democrat or Republican, would cross the line from resisting White House pressure to carrying it out for the White House. And that's what (CPB chair) Kenneth Tomlinson has been doing."
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