WASHINGTON—Responding to an Inspector General report into the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), which is critical of former chairman and noted conservative Kenneth Y. Tomlinson, Accuracy in Media (AIM) editor Cliff Kincaid today issued the following comment:
“If we have reached the point in public broadcasting where officials responsible for a defective product can’t do anything about it, then public TV and radio are in even worse shape than we thought. While we disagreed with aspects of former CPB chairman Kenneth Tomlinson’s approach, at least he recognized that there was a problem that needed corrective action. Conservatives now need to recognize that the solution does not lie in throwing more taxpayer dollars at more programs, supposedly to balance the liberal line-up, but to completely eliminate the federal funding that caused the problem in the first place. AIM urges George Soros, Ted Turner and other liberal elites to step forward and take American taxpayers off the hook for the $400 million being spent annually on public broadcasting.”
Accuracy In Media (AIM) is a non-profit, grassroots citizens watchdog of the news media that critiques botched and bungled news stories and sets the record straight on important issues that have received slanted coverage.