THAT LIBERAL MEDIA….The LA Times reports on Kenneth Tomlinson’s amateur hour efforts to prove that public broadcasting is too liberal. Here’s how guests were categorized:
In one report, he labeled former Rep. Bob Barr (R-Ga.) as opposed to the administration for his criticism that the Patriot Act violated civil liberties. Radio host and former San Diego Mayor Roger Hedgecock was listed as “anti-Bush” for saying the military was underpaid. Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.) was tagged “liberal” for an interview with Smiley in which he criticized White House policy in Iraq.
….Half a dozen reporters drew scrutiny as well. Associated Press President Tom Curley was listed in a chart as “liberal/Democrat” and under “oppose administration” for discussing whether there was a need for more government openness on Moyer’s program.
This is kindergarten stuff. Coming next: Ted Kennedy is really a conservative because he cosponsored George Bush’s No Child Left Behind Act.