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Sad-sack Accuracy in Media calls for halt to funding for public TV and radio



AIM Editor Cliff Kincaid tries to bares his fangs at Commie PBS. The Barney Fife-evoking Don Irvine is Chairman of the wingnut media watchdog group that attacks institutions when they think they smell progressive thinking.

Of course this would happen. Armstrong and Maggie get their ethics-free hands caught in the public cookie jar, so Accuracy in Media is feeling sorry for itself as these media darlings of the Right take a hit. Now they attempting to deflect attention from the little scandal by going after public broadcasting. They must make sure that the perceived liberal institutions can be punished. Read this breathless, snotty press release. It recalls a schoolyard fight over candy.

As another conservative journalist is exposed on the payroll of the Bush Administration, the nation’s leading media watchdog, Accuracy in Media (AIM), called on public television and radio to give up their $400 million in taxpayer subsidies. AIM Editor Cliff Kincaid says that it is obvious that the liberal media are only against taxpayer subsidies for journalists when they are conservative.

The liberal media have found another conservative scalp, that of syndicated columnist Maggie Gallagher, to hang on their wall, along with that of Armstrong Williams. But the money involved in these two cases is peanuts compared to the $400 million being taken from U.S. taxpayers every year to finance the Corporation for Public Broadcasting,” charged Kincaid. “Yet we don’t hear any cries from the press about liberals on NPR or PBS getting government hand-outs.”

…”It’s wrong to take this money and wrong not to disclose it,” said Kincaid. “But it’s also wrong to force the taxpayers to pay for public television and radio. The federal government should get out of the business of paying for journalism, whether it’s on the right or the left.”

[I love this tag, geez, as if they were unbiased…]

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.

Hey, if you have something to tell AIM Editor Cliff Kincaid, contact Anne Tyrrell at (703)739-5920 or atyrrell@sbpublicaffairs.com or info@aim.org

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