May 25, 2005

"PBS does not belong to any single constituency, no one political party, no activist group, no foundation, no funder, no agenda of any kind," asserted PBS President Pat Mitchell in a National Press Club speech reported by the Los Angeles Times. She declined to mud-wrestle with CPB Chair Ken Tomlinson: "I really don't feel it's my place to judge the motivations of someone."
Right-wing media watchdog L. Brent Bozell tappity-taps on a wedge between public TV and Bill Moyers: "Earth to PBS: When you are under attack for being a nest of left-wingers, it might not be the best strategy to let your most identifiable left-wing stars go to radical-left conferences and attack conservatives as evil." From a webzine, National Ledger.