Monday, May 04, 2009

Right Wing Dope Resurfacing Watch, Part 2

Last year, we brought you news of how a dismal dupe named Judith Miller went from being a senior New York Times reporter used as a willing tool by scheming, warmongering Bushies to a disgraced scribbler, trying to resurrect her career through articles in Reader's Digest and appearances on the FOX TV network (good luck with that strategy, Judith). This time, the resurfacing act is by former Karl Rove hatchet man Ken Tomlinson, whom the Bush Administration once installed as head of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, evidently to try to undermine what it saw as pinko public media (the CPB oversees NPR and PBS). That effort failed in spectacular fashion, thanks to the way the quality media--including NPR itself--impressively rallied to the cause and smoked him out of his FOXhole. The CPB's inspector general later found Tomlinson guilty of a range of serious violations, leaving the dope thoroughly discredited. Anyway, this bumbling fool has lately begun showing up as a columnist for that egregious spewer of right-wing propaganda, the Weekly Standard. I love how the magazine simply omits that most recent chapter in his life, by referring to him in his bio tagline only as the former editor of Reader's Digest.


At 4:35 PM, Anonymous Mr. Bluster said...

I'm glad there are consequences.

At 8:58 AM, Blogger John Ettorre said...

Me too.


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