Getting As Good As He Gives

The actions of Corporation For Public Broadcasting chairman Kenneth Tomlinson continue to come under fire as further details of his partisan political activites come to light. The latest revelation, that a supposedly independent researcher hired by Tomlinson without the approval of the corporation to investigate supposed liberal bias in PBS’s newsmagazine, Now with Bill Moyers, “worked for 20 years at a journalism center founded by the American Conservative Union and a conservative columnist,” is being investigated by CPB’s inspector general. Meanwhile, one sitting U.S. Senator is openly calling for Tomlinson’s resignation.