Times: 'More trouble' for ousted Public Broadcasting chairman


(Gold9472: This is utterly disgusting.)


A front page story scheduled for Saturday's New York Times hints at "more trouble" for Ken Tomlinson, a former Reader's Digest journalist and executive, who resigned as the chairman for the board of directors of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting on Thursday, RAW STORY has learned.

Tomlinson was ousted on the heels of a CPB Inspector General's report, requested by Reps. David Obey (D-Wis.) and John Dingell (D-Mich.), which delved into "deficiencies in policies and procedures" at the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

Tomlinson came under fire when it was reported that he had commissioned outside groups, without seeking board approval, to audit Bill Moyers' "Now" show for signs of liberal bias. Some of those outside groups had ties to the Republican Party. This past Wednesday, Washington Post ombudsman, Michael Getler, was hired to the same position at PBS in order to "ensure that PBS upholds its own standards of journalistic ethics for both online and on-air content."

Tomlinson continues to head up the United States Broadcasting Board of Governors "which oversees all non-military U.S. international broadcasting, including the Voice of America (VOA), Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL); Radio Free Asia (RFA); Radio and TV Mart√^, and the new broadcasting initiative in the Middle East."