Sunday, June 26, 2005

The Real Battle Against PBS

Frank Rich, in his column today, The Armstrong Williams NewsHour, argues convincingly that the real problem facing Public Broadcasting is not the spector of lost funding but the insidious monitoring of its content as part of an attempt to turn it into a propaganda outlet. As a big supporter of PBS - I was only allowed to watch the NY affiliate WNET as a child - and a semi-regular listener to NPR, - yes I'm a dork - the idea that independent broadcasting could become less independent is a frightening one. Rich is right to call for more investigative reporting into the measures being taking against Bill Moyers, Travis Smiley and their colleagues.

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