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  • NPR illustrative photo wipes Israel off the map [Numbers 23]

    01/25/2016 11:08:00 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 31 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 1/25/2016 | Staff
    In an article published on National Public Radio's (NPR) website Monday, a map of the Middle East failed to include Israel, labeling Palestine in its place. The map was an illustration accompanying the article "What Are You Afraid Of In 2016? Globetrotters Share Their Fears." The article referenced travelers' fears of Islamic radicalization and extremism in the region. Immediately following the publication, the website's comment section was flooded with criticism from readers and journalists who questioned the online publication's decision to use an illustration of this nature. As a result of the abundance of complaints, NPR removed the photo and...
  • Sesame Street Move Should Mean End of Government TV

    08/14/2015 4:51:37 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 14 replies
    Commentary ^ | 8/13/2015 | Jonathan Tobin
    Every time Republicans have threatened to end funding for the Public Broadcasting System and its radio cousin at National Public Radio, we all knew what to expect. Liberal supporters of the networks would trot out Big Bird, Elmo, Kermit, and the rest of the adorable “Sesame Street” gang of Muppets. Generations of Americans children have grown up with the PBS show. Rather than being forced to defend the indefensible notion of a taxpayer-funded government broadcasting system in the age of cable and the Internet, the argument instead turned into one about mean conservatives trying to pull the plug on a...
  • British couple accused of holding women for decades led leftist collective.

    11/27/2013 10:24:36 AM PST · by gooblah
    foxnews ^ | november 26 2013 | foxnews
    This week in Washington, Senator Marco Rubio accused a fellow American of treason. Edward Snowden drew the Republican's ire by informing hundreds of millions of innocent people that the NSA is spying on them... Anyone familiar with the Snowden story will understand why Rubio's comments are misleading. Americans are concerned about their civil liberties because of the accurate information the former Booz Allen Hamilton contractor leaked. He isn't responsible for any conspiracy theories, except in the sense that a conspiracy is "an agreement to perform together an illegal, wrongful, or subversive act," and he exposed NSA and GCHQ cooperation on...
  • Customs and Border Protection Aircraft Searches: Your Rights And Responsibilities

    06/25/2013 6:05:10 AM PDT · by taildragger · 17 replies
    AvWeb ^ | 06/23/2013 | Russ Niles
    In the last few weeks there have been widely circulated reports about law-abiding pilots being confronted by heavily armed local cops and federal Customs and Border Protection agents who appear to act as if they have absolute authority to search and interrogate pilots and passengers. "At least 12 of our members have been stopped and had their plane searched by CBP for absolutely no reason at all," said AOPA spokesman Steve Hedges. "We've asked CBP for documents related to the searches, filing a Freedom of Information Act to get it, but so far they have been unresponsive." As always, it's...
  • House Dem: New DHS report on Fast and Furious 'troubling'

    03/22/2013 4:29:46 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 22, 2013 | Jordy Yager
    The top House Democrat on homeland security criticized a division of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on Friday for its role in the failed gun tracking operation, Fast and Furious, after a new report detailed the agency’s involvement. At the urging of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), officials with ICE’s Homeland Security Investigations unit did not pursue leads on potential weapons smugglers, according to the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) inspector general report released on Friday. The 84-page report also found that senior leaders in ICE’s investigative Arizona division failed to read the reports from agents...
  • Communist and Islamist Propaganda on Public Media

    12/14/2012 4:33:52 PM PST · by Drango · 9 replies
    Corporation Public Broadcasting ^ | 12/14/12 | Joel Kaplan
    Communist and Islamist Propaganda on Public Media U.S. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs' Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, wants to know if it is true that the Corporation for Public Broadcasting is funding the distribution of Al-Jazeera, which he calls the voice of the Muslim Brotherhood, the Moscow-funded Russia Today (RT) and CCTV, which he calls the official propaganda arm of the Chinese government and the Chinese Communist Party. "Does the CPB use federal funds to broadcast foreign propaganda in the U.S., such as CCTV and RT?" Rep. Rohrabacher asks in a letter to...
  • Conservative Lawmakers Call for End of Taxpayer Funding for Public Broadcasting

    05/14/2012 10:47:05 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    CNSNews ^ | May 14, 2012 | Elizabeth Harrington
    ( – Two conservative lawmakers are teaming up to urge appropriation leaders in the House and Senate to defund the Corporation of Public Broadcasting (CPB), which is asking for $445 million advance for FY 2015. This week, Sen. Jim Demint (R-S.C.) and Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-Colo.) each sent letters to the heads of the appropriation committees, saying defunding the entity “should be one of the easiest decisions to make,” while searching for cuts in a government $15 trillion in debt. “CPB’s requested appropriation represents no reduction from its prior year appropriation level,” Demint and Lamborn write. “While so many Americans...
  • ‘Major’ Criminals Trying to Enter U.S. Through Legal Entry Points Have 60-70 Percent Chance...

    04/06/2011 6:03:29 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 7 replies
    CNSNews ^ | April 6, 2011 | Edwin Mora
    Complete title: ‘Major’ Criminals Trying to Enter U.S. Through Legal Entry Points Have 60-70 Percent Chance of Avoiding Arrest Washington ( ) – Drug traffickers and other criminals seeking to enter the U.S. through a Customs and Border Protection-controlled port of entry (POE) to commit a “major violation” have approximately a 70 percent chance of not being apprehended, a U.S. House subcommittee hearing heard this week. Yet at points along the southwest border in between the POEs, the CBP is able to catch criminals 70 percent of the time, the hearing was told. Chairwoman of the Homeland Security subcommittee on...
  • NPR targets Michelle Malkin's family on 'comedy show'

    03/21/2011 12:57:32 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 3/21/11 | Rick Moran
    Recently defunded NPR apparently thinks it's funny to falsely accuse Michelle Malkin of being a birther while making lame jokes about her family. This, at a time, when Malkin's kin is frantic with worry over the disappearance of her niece. Malkin has a transcript of the inane little radio skit so I won't duplicate it here. Her comments: The premise of Jobrani's p.c. comedy gag is completely false, as actual readers of my work know. I was one of the first conservatives to criticize Birthers who go to the extreme and have never accused President Obama of being a "secret...
  • The plight of public radio

    03/20/2011 9:26:48 PM PDT · by SmithL · 28 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 3/20/11 | William J. Drummond
    NPR remains perhaps the strongest, most trusted brand in the news business. It is the envy of its competition. According to the Pew Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism, NPR's listening audience increased 3 percent in 2010, to 27.2 million members weekly, up 58 percent overall since 2000. Meanwhile, other members of the fraternity of heirloom media continued to lose ground as audiences drifted toward sexy, gadget-oriented insurgent media. According to Pew, television networks slipped 3.4 percent; newspapers 5 percent; commercial radio 6 percent; and magazines almost 9 percent. How come NPR is headed to the gallows when its news...
  • Sarah Palin is smiling somewhere, the House votes to cut off funding to NPR

    03/17/2011 6:45:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | March 17, 2011 | Tony Pierce
    When Sarah Palin talks, people listen. They might not always agree, but they certainly hear the former Alaska governor loud and clear. Recently the hockey mom was a guest on the Sean Hannity show and like many conservatives, Palin took aim at National Public Radio and several other federally funded arts and educational agencies. "NPR, National Endowment for the Arts, National Endowment for the Humanities, all those kind of frivolous things that government shouldn't be in the business of funding with tax dollars -- those should all be on the chopping block as we talk about the $14-trillion debt that...
  • House votes to strip funding for NPR

    03/17/2011 4:26:39 PM PDT · by STONEWALLS · 18 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 3-17-2011 | By Stephen Dinan
    The Republican-dominated House on Thursday voted to block taxpayer funding for National Public Radio programming, dealing another blow to the broadcasting network that already is reeling from a yearlong series of missteps. Though the bill is not likely to pass the Senate and the White House issued a statement opposing the bill, it marks another black eye for NPR, which saw its chief executive officer and its top fundraising executive resign earlier this month after being filmed denigrating conservatives and the tea party. “We’ve see NPR and its programming often veer far from what Americans would like to see as...
  • House Votes to Defund NPR

    03/17/2011 9:28:16 AM PDT · by xtinct · 153 replies
    NRO ^ | 3/17/11 | Daniel Foster
    The House just voted 236-181 to remove federal funding for National Public Radio via the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
  • House Republicans set to vote to defund National Public Radio completely

    03/17/2011 6:42:21 AM PDT · by bronxville · 19 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 03-17-2011 | Mathew Boyle
    In wake of conservative James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas sting videos of National Public Radio (NPR) senior executives, House Republicans are set to vote Thursday to defund NPR completely. They’re expected to pass a bill that would pull all taxpayer money out of NPR, including the money that’s funneled through the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB). The bill’s sponsor, Congressman Doug Lamborn, Michigan Republican, told The Daily Caller he thinks NPR will survive in a free market situation. But, even if it wouldn’t, he questions the need to fuel it with taxpayer money. “Certainly, it would survive,” Lamborn said. “They have...
  • JUAN WILLIAMS: It's Time to Defund NPR

    03/14/2011 1:24:27 PM PDT · by Lazamataz · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 14, 201 | Juan Williams
    It just keeps happening. NPR's leadership keeps tripping over its microphone wires and then asking everybody else to plug them back in. I know everybody thinks I must be in a vindictive mood, celebrating the sudden departure of NPR CEO Vivian Schiller after her hand-picked personal fundraiser was caught on tape disparaging Tea Party activists, Jews and taking more shots at me. I'm human and do have some thoughts but it's okay to keep them to myself. I will not slander her in the way that she impugned my intellect and my integrity with condescending comments after my firing. She...
  • Corporation for Public Broadcasting & Pacifica (FR exclusive)

    03/13/2011 1:16:30 PM PDT · by Drango · 17 replies
    CPB annual report ^ | 3/13/11 | Drango
    Enables of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, CPB are coming out of the woodwork to defend the taxpayer largess that they have been feeding from. Most of this centers on NPR and the arguments seem to be that: first they aren’t biased and second defunding CPB will only hurt the rural stations. Seriously. Lost in the noise is that CPB also funds via your tax dollars, other public broadcasting entities such as PRI and Pacifica. Pacifica is the most amusing as they are staunch, avowed communists and hate capitalism and Republicans. They are also very urban. Berkeley, LA, NY, Houston,...
  • BUDGET: The Grey Poupon of federal subsidies

    03/13/2011 10:36:32 AM PDT · by SmithL · 3 replies · 1+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 3/13/11 | Debra J. Saunders
    Forget the recent scandals involving National Public Radio. Go back to the days before NPR chief exec Vivian Schiller resigned, before a conservative prankster videotaped NPR fundraisers disparaging Tea Party participants as "seriously racist, racist people" - to even before NPR fired senior news analyst Juan Williams after he said on Fox News TV that he got "nervous" flying with passengers in Muslim garb. Banish from your mind the recent controversies involving NPR's perceived or (I believe) real liberal bias. Even then, fiscal conservatives in Congress had called for cuts in federal funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Rep....
  • Obama: No sense in defunding public broadcasting

    03/11/2011 4:41:34 PM PST · by Justaham · 49 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3-11-11 | Michael O'Brien
    President Obama defended public broadcasting from cuts on Friday, emphasizing that defunding networks like NPR and PBS would do little to rein in spending. As Republicans in Congress hope to defund government assistance to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, which in turn supports NPR and PBS stations, Obama said the cuts make little sense. "I think it's going to be important for us to have a conversation after we get the short-term budget done, about how do we really tackle the problem in a comprehensive way," Obama said at a press conference on Friday. "And that means not just going...
  • NPR, PBS campaigns to keep federal funds called unlawful (using taxpayer loot to lobby)

    03/09/2011 2:30:27 AM PST · by Libloather · 15 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 3/07/11 | Seth McLaughlin and Stephen Dinan
    NPR, PBS campaigns to keep federal funds called unlawfulBy Seth McLaughlin and Stephen Dinan The Washington Times 8:47 p.m., Monday, March 7, 2011 NPR and PBS stations nationwide are rallying their audiences to contact Congress to fight against Republicans’ proposed spending cuts, but some affiliates’ pleas may violate laws preventing nonprofits or government-funded groups from lobbying. Interrupting popular programs, the stations air warnings that cuts could end beloved children’s television shows such as “Sesame Street.” Some stations urge their audience to call and let Congress know their feelings, while others go further, instructing viewers to “stop the Senate” or “defend...
  • No! I am still not voluntarily giving to the PBS Fund Drive

    03/07/2011 11:37:08 AM PST · by zippythepinhead · 38 replies · 1+ views
    Wisdom of Dave ^ | 03/07/2011 | David Jolley
    KUED and KBYU, the two local PBS stations are having their Spring fund drives again. Again the quality of programs goes down and you see non stop every 15 minute hosts that have come out of the woodwork asking you the viewer to give to public television so they can continue to give us quality programming.
  • The Muppets' Spendthrift Lobby

    02/18/2011 5:15:18 PM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | February 18, 2011 | Staff
    Puppet Pork: If you wonder why it's hard to cut spending, consider the throng of U.S congressmen lining up with Arthur the Aardvark to defend PBS funding from budget cutters. A $14 trillion deficit doesn't tickle us, Elmo. It wasn't an episode of "Sesame Street," but it might have been. There on the Capitol steps was Rep. Ed Markey, D-Mass., accompanied by fellow Democratic Reps. Paul Tonko, Bill Owens and Nita Lowey of New York and Betty McCollum of Minnesota, with a bevy of Muppets to fight against cuts to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting's budget. "This is an ideological...
  • Organization for NPR, PBS funding sticks up for public media after deep House cuts

    02/19/2011 9:47:28 PM PST · by Citizen X_Area 51 · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 19, 2011 | Sara Jerome
    Hours after the House passed aggressive cuts to public media funding, the organization that oversees government money for NPR and PBS is sticking up for federal funding. Patricia Harrison, the chief executive of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), made a case for public television and radio in a media landscape dominated by cable and migrating onto the Internet. Her selling points: public media is local, trustworthy, and educational.
  • House Cuts Govt Funding for Public Broadcasting (Ba-bye Big Bird!)

    02/19/2011 3:15:17 PM PST · by tobyhill · 56 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/19/2011 | by Beth Sullivan
    Oregon Congressman Earl Blumenauer (D) says he knows there's a need to cut back, but doesn't understand why the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) got the ax. During a Saturday interview with Fox News, Blumenauer lamented, "It is unfortunate we are zeroing in on this little piece." The House of Representatives voted to eliminate the CPB's funding as part of a government spending bill that was passed in the early hours of Saturday morning. The Corporation for Public Broadcasting provides support for ventures like National Public Radio (NPR) and PBS, home of "Sesame Street." Rep. Doug Lamborn, R-Colo., says the...
  • Save Big Bird, Nova, Jim Lehrer: Congress must not pull the plug on PBS and NPR (Defund now!)

    02/07/2011 3:56:01 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 62 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 2/7/11 | WILLIAM F. BAKER
    This month, there are four bills pending in Congress that would eliminate federal funding for the most trusted institution in America. For the last seven years, according to the annual Roper opinion poll, more Americans put their trust in this institution than any other. In 2010, it ranked two times higher than the criminal justice system, 2-1/2 times higher than network television and a whopping 7-1/2 times higher than Congress. One hundred and eleven million Americans use it every month, yet the U.S. spends less per capita on this institution than any other First World country spends on the equivalent....
  • Presidential Commission Co-Chairs Recommend Phasing Out CPB Funding (NPR, Stations included...)

    11/11/2010 8:08:28 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 14 replies
    Broadcasting & Cable ^ | 11/10/10 | John Eggerton
    The co-chairs of the President's National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform has recommended zeroing out funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting as one way to help save $200 billion. -snip- According to a draft of the proposals, released Wednesday, that cutting the $500 million worth of funding for NPR and PBS stations is just one of many "painful" cuts that could help achieve that savings.
  • Corporation for Public Broadcasting Got $533.3 Million in U.S. Tax Dollars in 2010

    10/26/2010 10:48:46 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 12 replies
    CNSNews ^ | October 25, 2010 | Penny Starr
    Congress awarded the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) $533.3 million in fiscal year 2010, $420 million of which was distributed to public radio and television stations in all 50 states and U.S. territories, according to the CPB Appropriation Request and Justification report. Taxpayer money for the CPB is allocated through the Department of Commerce. According to the CPB report, 583 public radio and television stations nationwide received $420 million in FY 2010. For example, KQED TV in San Francisco received $3,734,192 and KCET TV in Los Angeles got $4,066,328 that year. WAMU, the public radio station in Washington, D.C., received...
  • NPR's Firing of Juan Williams Was Poorly Handled

    10/23/2010 1:39:02 AM PDT · by South40 · 66 replies ^ | 10/21/2010 | ALICIA SHEPARD
    Juan Williams once again got himself into trouble with NPR for comments he made at his other job, at Fox News. And NPR's reaction has unleashed an unprecedented firestorm of criticism directed not at Williams – but at NPR. (snip) Thursday was a day like none I’ve experienced since coming to NPR in October 2007. Office phone lines rang non-stop like an alarm bell with no off button. We’ve received more than 8,000 emails, a record with nothing a close second. (snip)At noon, the deluge of email crashed NPR’s “Contact Us” form on the web site.
  • NPR Defends Firing Williams as Criticism Mounts

    10/23/2010 12:55:35 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 24 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 23, 2010 | By BRIAN STELTER and ELIZABETH JENSEN
    Of the thousands of complaints that have saturated NPR in the wake of Juan Williams’s firing earlier this week, some of the most telling have been from callers describing themselves as long-time “viewers” of NPR who warn that they are going to “stop watching.” NPR, of course, does not have viewers, it has listeners. But the public radio organization has come under severe criticism — largely from people who are not listeners, it believes — for having fired Mr. Williams, an analyst who was employed by both NPR and Fox News when he said on Fox that he felt fearful...
  • NPR Gets Earful From Listeners On [Juan] Williams Firing

    10/22/2010 4:55:00 PM PDT · by BunnySlippers · 43 replies · 1+ views
    AP via Yahoo ^ | 10/22/10 | BRETT ZONGKER
    At least one station wants to distance itself from the firing. In Miami, WLRN general manager John Labonia said he was hearing dozens of complaints from angry citizens and loyal donors. He said one called to cancel a $1,000 pledge. The station's fundraising drive had already ended when the furor erupted. "We don't want that negative halo of NPR's decision to affect us, so we are making it perfectly clear that we were not part of this decision and we do not agree with it," Labonia said. "It was a short-sighted and irresponsible decision by NPR."
  • Corporation for Public Broadcasting

    10/22/2010 7:32:05 AM PDT · by stocksthatgoup · 21 replies
    Fiscal Year 2010 Operating Budget The CPB Board of Directors approved the Fiscal Year 2010 Operating Budget on September 15, 2009. Fiscal Year 2010 Operating Budget in Detail 12KB Revenues Federal Appropriation $420,000,000 Estimated Interest $2,000,000 Total $422,000,000 89% Allocation $210,262,500 Direct grants to 350 local public television stations $65,415,000 Direct grants to 800 local public radio stations $71,587,500 Television programming grants $28,535,000 Radio programming grants, National Program Production and Acquisition grants 6% Allocation $25,200,000 System support 5% Allocation $21,000,000 CPB Administration
  • ‘ACORN Youth Union’ Chapters Were Funded by Justice Department, Says GAO

    06/18/2010 5:11:59 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 16 replies · 442+ views
    CNSNews ^ | June 18, 2010 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    ( - The U.S. Justice Department gave a group called the New York Agency for Community Affairs a grant of $135,130 in fiscal year 2005 to “provide youth leadership training to students at select New York City schools, form ‘ACORN Youth Union’ chapters, and coordinate student campaigns to address issues such as school funding, neighborhood safety, and school governance,” according to a Government Accountability Office report released this week. The GAO report says that in fiscal years 2005 through 2009 the federal government gave ACORN and what the GAO calls “potentially related organizations” more than $40 million in federal funds.  According...
  • How effective is CBP in keeping U.S. borders safe?

    09/07/2009 1:21:04 PM PDT · by AuntB · 14 replies · 1,444+ views
    Homeland Security Newswire ^ | Sept. 2, 2009 | HSN
    According to DHS, the vast majority -- more than 70 percent -- of illegal aliens and contraband attempting to move across our border through official ports of entry will succeed In fiscal 2008 U.S. Border Patrol officers working at checkpoints that are typically set up along roads and highways 25 to 100 miles north of the U.S.-Mexico border stopped three people "who were identified as persons linked to terrorism," according to information provided by the Border Patrol to the Government Accountability Office. "In addition," says a GAO report released Monday, "the Border Patrol reported that in fiscal year 2008 checkpoints...
  • FCC’s Chief Diversity Officer Targeting Private Broadcasters

    08/13/2009 3:43:19 AM PDT · by Man50D · 29 replies · 1,937+ views ^ | August 13, 2009 | Matt Cover
    Mark Lloyd, newly appointed Chief Diversity Officer of the Federal Communications Commission, has called for making private broadcasting companies pay licensing fees equal to their total operating costs to allow public broadcasting outlets to spend the same on their operations as the private companies do. Lloyd presented the idea in his 2006 book, Prologue to a Farce: Communications and Democracy in America, published by the University of Illinois Press. Lloyd’s hope is to dramatically upgrade and revamp the Corporation for Public Broadcasting through new funding drawn from private broadcasters. The CPB is a non-profit entity that was created by Congress...
  • Briefs: House saves funds for public broadcasting

    07/20/2007 12:14:18 PM PDT · by California Desert Rat · 40 replies · 911+ views
    The Denver Post ^ | 19 July 2007 | no byline
    Washington - The House voted Wednesday evening to reject President Bush's plan to eliminate the $420 million federal subsidy for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
  • Provocative politics in virtual games (CPB/PBS funded)

    04/01/2007 3:11:35 AM PDT · by JohnSheppard · 5 replies · 319+ views
    Cnet ^ | 03/28/2007 | Stefanie Olsen
    SAN DIEGO--If you want to change the future, play with it first. That could describe the philosophy of a new alternate-reality game called World Without Oil, which will launch April 30. Funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a backer of PBS, the game will essentially encourage people to envision a world in which the United States has been cut off from oil imports. Then, visitors will be urged to participate in the game by writing their own stories, creating videos or even by conjuring so-called flash mobs in U.S. cities. Alternate-reality games (ARGs) are interactive story lines that draw...

    05/10/2006 12:53:49 PM PDT · by the anti-liberal · 206 replies · 3,388+ views ^ | May 10, 2006 | Michelle Malkin
    HOMELAND INSECURITY BULLETIN By Michelle Malkin   ·   May 10, 2006 12:15 PM ***update from Daily Bulletin: " Scott James, a former Tucson agent, resigned after eight years of service in February, citing a lack of support for agents by the Department of Homeland Security. He said that U.S. Border Patrol officials provided office space inside their headquarters to Mexican consulate officials, allowed the consulate to dictate the agents' activities, and gave the consulate information on ongoing investigations. Such courtesies were not extended to consulate offices of other countries, James said."*** My latest column takes on color-coded cronyism at DHS. New...
  • No Rove influence seen in US public TV boss hiring

    12/16/2005 9:46:30 PM PST · by Fido969 · 8 replies · 326+ views
    Reuters ^ | Dec 13, 6:43 PM ET | Reuters
    No Rove influence seen in US public TV boss hiring Tue Dec 13, 6:43 PM ET WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Corporation for Public Broadcasting's inspector general found no evidence in correspondence that White House adviser Karl Rove or other White House officials tried to influence the hiring of the group's new leader, according to a letter released on Tuesday. CPB Inspector General Kenneth Konz denied a request by three watchdog groups to release documents and e-mails related to a report that found former CPB Chairman Kenneth Tomlinson was motivated by politics when he hired a new president and chief executive...
  • Journal Goes Off the Dole

    12/05/2005 6:15:55 AM PST · by Mike Bates · 6 replies · 587+ views
    Media Monitor ^ | 12/5/2005 | Cliff Kincaid
    On November 18 the Wall Street Journal ran an 1,800 word editorial about itself, titled "PBS and Us." The Journal announced that its public TV show, Journal Editorial Report, would be going off the air. Millions of taxpayer dollars had been spent on this production but few people watched it. And the effort to get this show on the air was one reason why Kenneth Tomlinson resigned as chairman of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB). The occasion of the editorial was a report from the CPB Inspector General into Tomlinson's activities as chairman.SNIP His mistake, in our opinion, was...
  • What is up with CPB and the Wall Street Journal Edidtorial Report ?

    This is our last show on PBS, and we have many people to thank for helping us during the 15 months that we have been invited into your homes. Our executive producer, Paul Friedman, and his talented crew, helped us to sharpen our thinking and made us look and sound better than we had a right to expect. Our sponsors, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and Royal Dutch Shell, allowed us the freedom to speak our minds. I would especially like to thank the former chairman of the CPB, Ken Tomlinson, for defending the importance of balance and diversity on...
  • BREAKING NEWS: Corporation for Public Broadcasting Slams PBS's Breaking the Silence

    11/30/2005 9:23:03 PM PST · by Pikachu_Dad · 4 replies · 944+ views ^ | November 30, 2005 | Glenn Sacks
    BREAKING NEWS: Corporation for Public Broadcasting Slams PBS's Breaking the Silence November 30, 2005 Some of you have contacted me concerning donations to our PBS campaign. It is certainly true that this campaign has been costly both in terms of money and time. If you'd like to donate to support our efforts, click here. Thanks to those of you who have already donated. To learn more about our campaign, click here. To learn more about the way Breaking the Silence portrays a known child abuser as a heroic mom, click here. Corporation for Public Broadcasting Report: 'No Hint of Balance...
  • Corporation for Public Broadcasting Report: 'No Hint of Balance in Breaking the Silence'

    11/30/2005 3:36:20 PM PST · by Fido969 · 4 replies · 399+ views
    men's news daily ^ | 11/30/05 | mens news daily ed
    Wednesday, November 30, 2005 Corporation for Public Broadcasting Report: 'No Hint of Balance in Breaking the Silence' CPB notes: it had no role in reviewing research, production or content; CPB ombudsmen involved only post-broadcast. MND NEWSWIRE - The Corporation for Public Broadcasting released a report Tuesday which endorsed the central charges made by fatherhood advocates protesting PBS's film Breaking the Silence: Children's Stories. CPB Ombudsman Ken A. Bode declared that there is "no hint of balance in Breaking the Silence." Bode noted: "The father's point of view is ignored as are new strategies for lessening the damage to children in...
  • Signals Crossed at the CPB (WaPo starts to get it)

    11/27/2005 12:46:53 PM PST · by neverdem · 11 replies · 829+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | November 27, 2005 | Meathead Editorial
    THE CORPORATION for Public Broadcasting is supposed to act as a two-layered heat shield -- both to prevent political interference with public broadcasting and to ensure balance and objectivity in publicly funded programs. A report from the corporation's inspector general illustrates that former CPB chairman Kenneth Y. Tomlinson repeatedly -- and dangerously -- departed from the first goal in pursuit of the second. Mr. Tomlinson was ousted from the board after it received the inspector general's report, but his departure isn't all that's needed: The report should serve as a wake-up call for the corporation to reform itself. Mr. Tomlinson...
  • "Public" broadcasters broke the law

    11/18/2005 9:10:09 PM PST · by Greg o the Navy · 12 replies · 1,048+ views
    LA Times ^ | 19 Nov 2005 | Mattea Gold
    TELEVISION Public TV federal fund use probed By Matea Gold, Times Staff Writer NEW YORK -- The inspector general of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting is launching an investigation into whether public television and radio stations around the country inappropriately used federal funds to lobby against threatened budget cuts this summer. Kenneth A. Konz said Friday that he will examine the matter at the request of 18 Republican lawmakers, who asked the inspector general in August to determine whether the stations used federal money to finance on-air appeals asking viewers and listeners to contact their representatives about proposed cuts to...
  • Let PBS Believe In God, Not The Taxpayer

    11/23/2005 2:53:26 PM PST · by Dr.Syn · 6 replies · 834+ views ^ | November 23, 2005 | Dan Sargis
      Let PBS Believe In God, Not The TaxpayerNovember 24, 2005 The establishment of “The Public Broadcasting Act of 1967” is unconstitutional and all public funding of the CPB (Corporation for Public Broadcasting), PBS (Public Broadcasting Service) and NPR (National Public Radio) should immediately cease.  The government funding of the CPB and its affiliates violates a sane person’s right to be free from coercive propaganda.  For those of you who might consider this nutty, please dumb-down to the level of U.S. District Judge Lawrence Karlton and learn to read the First Amendment through the eyes of this judicial analphabet. For those of...
  • Conservative who accused PBS of 'bias' resigns

    11/04/2005 9:22:12 PM PST · by Indy Pendance · 9 replies · 620+ views
    CBC ^ | 11/4/05
    A prominent U.S. conservative who had criticized PBS and National Public Radio for "liberal bias," has resigned from the board of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Kenneth Tomlinson, a Republican who was board chairman until September, left after an investigative report on his tenure. The investigation was begun in May after Democratic congressmen asked the corporation to look into reports that Tomlinson used questionable tactics to exert political influence over public broadcasting. The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) is an independent agency that is supposed to fund and monitor the PBS television network and National Public Radio. Tomlinson had publicly...

    11/04/2005 6:42:11 PM PST · by badpacifist · 29 replies · 1,217+ views
    Kenneth Tomlinson, the head of the federal agency that oversees most government broadcasts to foreign countries, including the Voice of America and Radio Free Europe, is the subject of an inquiry into accusations of misuse of federal money and the use of phantom or unqualified employees, the NY TIMES is set to report on Page Ones Saturday. "People involved in the inquiry said that investigators had interviewed a number of officials at the agency and that, if the accusations were substantiated, they could involve criminal violations," the paper claims. Developing...
  • Former CPB Chairman Ken Tomlinson Resigns

    11/03/2005 5:31:48 PM PST · by frankjr · 17 replies · 608+ views
    Broadcasting & Cable ^ | 11/3/05 | John Eggerto
    The Corporation for Public Broadcasting Board of Directors said Thursday that embattled former board chairman Ken Tomlinson has resigned. The board has been reviewing a CPB Inspector General's report--called for by a pair of congressmen--on Tomlinson's relationship with the board stemming from Tomlinson's attempts to add more conservative programming. The board said in a statement: "[F]ormer chairman Kenneth Y. Tomlinson has resigned from the CPB board. The board does not believe that Mr. Tomlinson acted maliciously or with any intent to harm CPB or public broadcasting, and the board recognizes that Mr. Tomlinson strongly disputes the findings in the soon-to-be-released...
  • Nominee to Lead Public Broadcasting Promises to Pursue Balance

    09/28/2005 6:17:30 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 6 replies · 352+ views
    NY Times ^ | September 27, 2005 | STEPHEN LABATON
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 26 - Cheryl F. Halpern, a major Republican fund-raiser selected Monday to be the next chairwoman of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, vowed to continue to encourage "objectivity and balance" in public television and radio. Ms. Halpern's commitment raised concerns among some broadcast executives who said her predecessor, Kenneth Y. Tomlinson, used "balance" to justify providing the financing for at least one conservative program, featuring the editorial board of The Wall Street Journal, and for monitoring programs that have been critical of the Bush administration. Mr. Tomlinson is the subject of an inquiry for signing a contract with...
  • CPB Taps Two GOP Conservatives for Top Posts

    09/27/2005 9:22:11 AM PDT · by LdSentinal · 8 replies · 480+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 9/27/05 | Paul Farhi
    A leading Republican donor and fundraiser was elected chairman of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting yesterday, tightening conservative control over the agency that oversees National Public Radio and the Public Broadcasting Service. Cheryl F. Halpern, a New Jersey lawyer and real estate developer, won approval from the CPB's board. She succeeds a close board ally, Kenneth Y. Tomlinson, who stirred controversy earlier this year by contending that public broadcasting favors liberal views. Tomlinson's term as chairman had expired, but he will remain a member of the board. The board also elected another conservative, Gay Hart Gaines, as its vice chairman....
  • Departing Chairman of Public TV Defends Acts

    09/22/2005 7:36:51 PM PDT · by Crackingham · 5 replies · 431+ views
    NY Times ^ | 9/23/05 | Stephen Labaton
    As the board of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting prepared to announce his successor as chairman, Kenneth Y. Tomlinson defended his tenure on Thursday, saying he had no regrets in trying "aggressively" to balance what he said was overly liberal programming in public television and radio. Board members, who plan to meet Monday in Washington, said this week that the leading candidate to become the corporation's next chairwoman was Cheryl F. Halpern, a Republican fund-raiser and former chairwoman of the Republican Jewish Coalition. SNIP Mr. Tomlinson has come under heavy criticism from Senate Democrats, who say he has injected politics...