Kenneth Y. Tomlinson, chairman of the Broadcasting Board of Governors (which runs Voice of America and other overseas programming put out by the U.S.), has told the White House he is not seeking renomination to his appointed post. As the Washington Post notes, this is "something of a formality" with the Senate now controlled by Democrats. Tomlinson has been under fire recently over alleged ethical violations[..]
In recent weeks, however, I have concluded that it would be far more constructive to write a book on my experiences rather than to seek to continue government service.
"My critics will say this is an indicator that Ken Tomlinson is quitting public life," Tomlinson said in The Washington Times. "But I'm just beginning to fight. This book will be a much more effective way to bring to light the injustices done to me."
Indeed, with plans for a book, Tomlinson is well set up to continue his role as a martyr in the Right's long-standing battle against public broadcasting. Read on...
And almost as if by magic, news comes that Bill Moyers has a new program planned with PBS, starting with a look at Iraq and the Press.