So that brings me to the real self-inflicted wound, which was a tweet by PBS NewsHour co-anchor Gwen Ifill on Wednesday—after it became known that President Obama had secured the necessary number of Democratic backers in the Senate to ensure that the nuclear agreement with Iran could not be blocked by opponents—that said: “Take that, Bibi.”...
Ifill added the comment when she retweeted an illustration from an Obama administration Twitter account that is designed to support the case for an agreement. -PBS Ombudsman Michael Getler
"Let me start with an editorial note. I love how you guys just can’t wait to get your teeth into Republicans throwing mud at Republicans, on a week when this administration…by the way the viewers, you’re not going to hear a word about a week in which the Secretary of HHS unilaterally and lawlessly changed every deadline in the ObamaCare law without any legal authority, in a way that is absolutely astonishing – but you won’t hear about this on this show so TRY FOX." -Charles Krauthammer on PBS show Inside Washington
When Cheney told the PBS host and co-anchor of CBS’s This Morning that he had wished he had gotten his heart transplant done sooner, Rose took a swing, meant as a joke: “Might you have seen Iraq differently if we had more oxygen to your brain?”
Liberal, Sex, Degeneracy, Media, Drugs
The puppeteer who gave Sesame Street's Elmo his voice allegedly threw a crystal meth sex party for a teenage boy in 2004, according to a federal lawsuit filed this week. Sheldon Stephens, now 24, is the fourth man to sue Kevin Clash, but he was the first one to publicly claim he had a sexual relationship with him as a teen.
Hypocrisy, Liberal, Greed, Media, Jobs
Charlie Rose and his production company have agreed to pay as much as $250,000 to settle a class-action lawsuit brought by a former unpaid intern who claimed minimum-wage violations. Under the settlement, which was announced on Thursday, Mr. Rose and his production company, Charlie Rose Inc., will pay back wages to a potential class of 189 interns. The main plaintiff, Lucy Bickerton, said she was not paid when she worked 25 hours a week for the “Charlie Rose” show from June through August 2007.
Liberal, Crime, Government, Character, Sex, Degeneracy, Media
Sesame Workshop says Elmo actor Kevin Clash has resigned from “Sesame Street” in the wake of an allegation that he had sex with an under-aged youth. In a statement issued Tuesday, Sesame Workshop called the controversy surrounding Clash’s personal life “a distraction that none of us want” and that Clash “has concluded that he can no longer be effective in his job.” The company called Clash’s resignation “a sad day for Sesame Street.”
Crime, Sex, Degeneracy, Hollywood, Assault
On Nov. 21, Fernando Rivas, 59, an award-winning composer for “Sesame Street,” was arraigned on charges of coercing a child “to engage in sexually explicit conduct” in South Carolina. The Juilliard-trained composer was also charged with production and distribution of child pornography.
“I hope his wife feeds him lots of eggs and butter and he dies early like many black men do, of heart disease. … He is an absolutely reprehensible person.”)... Back in her day, before the advent of democratizing social media, Malveaux and her elitist PBS friends could get away with such vile bile. But liberal crabs in the bucket, viciously trying to drag dissenters “of color” down, can no longer engage in hit-and-run with impunity. -Michelle Malkin
Liberal, Government, Obama, Character, Media
Can we be visionary? Can we really step into what this moment is? And that's why I say I want him to be a great president. But we got to help. We can't abandon him now. We can't abandon our posts. What are we going to do to help make him a great president?
Liberal, Obama, Media, Bias
At one point Mr. Obama made a major gaffe; he identified Abraham Lincoln as the founder of the Republican Party. Lincoln did not join the Republicans until 1856, over two years after the party was founded. The first Republican convention was held in Ripon, Wisconsin in 1854. Such a gaffe would have brought huge amounts of ridicule and derision on George W. Bush, but in the case of Obama the media yawned. Actually, they did more than yawn; government-funded PBS has altered the transcript of the President's speech, removing the offending comment.
Liberal, Fraud, Corruption, Media
A subsidiary of New York City’s PBS station, Channel 13, has agreed to pay back nearly $1 million after the US attorney filed a civil grant-fraud lawsuit. Prosecutors charged that the Educational Broadcasting Corp., which produces programming for Channel 13, “made false or fraudulent claims” and “submitted false statements” regarding $1.2 million in federal grants between 2001 and 2008.
Liberal, Election, Character, Oops, Press, Politics, Corruption
In July 1999, PBS's Boston flagship WGBH admitted to helping in Democratic Party fundraising efforts since 1994, sharing with the DNC the names of 32,000 PBS donors. The Boston Globe said the fundraising deal was carried out despite "clear prohibitions against tax-exempt groups [like PBS] engaging in political acts."
By the time the full dimensions of the scandal at Lehrer's network became known, 53 PBS affiliates had admitted supplying donor names to the DNC, which then was gearing up to defeat George W. Bush in the 2000 election.
Public-broadcasting fans love to proclaim that PBS and NPR are bravely “independent” of the government. But sometimes, the facts suggest a close symbiotic relationship. Terence P. Jeffrey of CNSNews.com reports that on the first day of the government shutdown, the Daily Treasury Statement revealed no money for clinical trials for cancer, but the administration awarded $445 million to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB). Pay the publicist first!
PBS on Capitol Hill coordinating with Democrats.
Editorial, Government, Financial, Press, Greed, Jobs
PBS President Paula Kerger even recorded a personal television appeal that told viewers exactly how to contact members of Congress in order to "let your representative know how you feel about the elimination of funding for public broadcasting." But if PBS can pay Ms. Kerger $632,233 in annual compensation—as reported on the 990 tax forms all nonprofits are required to file—surely it can operate without tax dollars.
With friends like MoveOn.org, public broadcasters don’t need enemies.
Hypocrisy, Liberal, Union
Meanwhile, at least 100 people rallied outside the station in support of the Association of Employees of the Educational Foundation, Communications Workers of America, Local 1300, after WGBH management gave the union its final contract offer last month. “Management is trying to bust the union,” said union secretary and radio music librarian Alice Abraham. “The main problem is they’re trying to outsource all of our jobs.”