Chris's Rants

Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Hope for PBS?

According to CJR, in its fascist zeal to control the media, including PBS, seems as if the administration may have broken the law (again):
One of the charges leveled by Obey and Dingell may point to potentially serious violations of the Public Broadcasting Act of 1967. The charge has to do with Tomlinson's hiring of Mary Catherine Andrews, former director of the Office of Global Communications at the White House, to write a set of guidelines for CPB's two new ombudsmen to use when monitoring political content on PBS. The problem with this is that Andrews was still on staff at the White House when she wrote the rules. This may violate Section 398 of the act, which bars federal employees from engaging in any 'direction, supervision or control over public telecommunications.'
Wonder when we'll see Dubya and Rove on America's Stupidest Criminals?


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