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Ian_rd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-13-05 07:58 AM
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Article: M is for Moronic (That joke of PBS bias study)
This is a good read - factually damning and damn funny to boot:


M is for Moronic
Max Blumenthal
The Nation

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... Tomlinson selected Fred Mann, a conservative activist with no credentials as an expert on journalism, broadcasting or media issues, who was obscure even within right-wing circles. Mann was paid $14,700 in taxpayer money to monitor a sampling of PBS shows and file a report to Tomlinson ...

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The Mann report reads as if dictated by Cookie Monster while chewing on a mouthful of lead paint chips. Names of famous political figures and celebrities are chronically misspelled. PBS guests are categorized by labels--"anti-DeLay," "neutral," "x"--for often bewildering reasons. Mann appears to have spent endless hours monitoring programs with no political content, gathering such insights as that Ray Charles was blind.

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Read the whole article:
http://www.thenation.com/doc.mhtml?i=20050718&s=blument...

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bunkerbuster1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-13-05 12:29 PM
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1. Oh, it's a howler all right. Henry Rollins is Conservative?
It's been discussed elsewhere, but my god, thanks for reminding me...

per
http://www.peskyapostrophe.com/index.php/weblog/im_a_li... /
here's Henry's response to this allegation:


I dont know if I could be called a conservative seeing how I will get up extra early to tell anyone in front of me THAT BUSH IS A COWARD AND A LIAR AND THOSE WHO VOTED FOR HIM ARE PART OF A VERY BAD PROBLEM. THAT THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL IS A BUNCH OF SISSIES WHO CANT TAKE A PUNCH....If Bushs idiotic television monitors are making reference to my 70 second appearance on Fox News talking about the USO, I did that because the USO asked me to and since I do a lot of work on their behalf because I support our troops, I did.
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