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Sorry, I was a bit slow on the uptake. Here I refer to a report that appeared in NYT on November 16.
Heard of Kenneth Y. Tomlinson? He was the chairman of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, United States. He “was” because he had to step down owing to the fact that he “repeatedly broke federal law and the organisation’s own regulations in a campaign to combat what he saw as liberal bias”. Nothing original really. Quiet common in Bush’s U.S. But the fact that he was dismissed is worth taking note of.
Acccording to The New York Times, Tomlinson termed the dismissal as “malicious and irresponsible”.
The moral of the story is public broadcasting has to face malicious attempts to undermine it’s mandate. There should be systems and procedures in place to ensure that the Tomlinsons are shown the door.

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