WGBH Herald Hostage, Day 2

The Kochheads are here! Defenders of conservative billionaire David Koch are going after the liberal activists going after Koch for giving a reported $18.6 to local public broadcaster WGBH over the past three decades.

From [Saturday's] Boston Herald:

David KochKoch foes blasted for ‘politicizing’ public TV

Environmentalists seeking to oust conservative billionaire David Koch from WGBH’s board of trustees came under fire yesterday from media watchdogs who blasted the activists for “politicizing” public broadcasting.

“If the shoe were on the other foot, I think you would have outrage in a lot of places, that someone is trying to throw somebody off a board over their personal politics,” said Bob Lichter, president of the nonpartisan Center for Media and Public Affairs at George Mason University.

“My God, he’s supporting NOVA,” Lichter added of the PBS science program. “If you can get a climate change skeptic to give money to NOVA, I wouldn’t try to change that . . .

The environmental activists have gathered 70,000 signatures that they’ll try to present to WGBH trustees on Wednesday. One PBS critic, despite wanting to defund public broadcasting, calls the protest “political bullying.”

WGBH is essentially ignoring the protesters . . .

Read the rest at It’s Good to Live in a Two-Daily Town.

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3 Responses to WGBH Herald Hostage, Day 2

  1. Bob Gardner says:

    I wonder if Beat the Press or the Herald show will pick up this story.

  2. Curmudgeon says:

    It never ceases to amaze me the power these people cede to the Kochs.

    And I am sure that Amos Hoestetter can handle David Koch. Although he may have some difficulties if Koch pulls his millions from the funding of Nova.

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