November 15, 2006

Another controversial Bush renomination:
Three congressional Democrats - Reps. Howard Berman and Tom Lantos of California and Sen. Christopher Dodd of Connecticut - have urged Bush to remove Tomlinson from the Broadcasting Board of Governors, arguing that there was no doubt that he had violated the public trust and the president's own ethical standards.

Tomlinson's tenure as chairman of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting was marked by charges that he promoted conservative programming. Tomlinson said that public broadcasting shows were too liberal and that conservative views didn't receive equal treatment.

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting directs federal dollars to the Public Broadcasting Service, National Public Radio and hundreds of public radio and television stations.


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