Thursday, November 17, 2005

Friends In Low Places

WMHT GM Deborah Onslow has loads of new pals now that she's moved from dreary Rotterdam to the gravitational center of Tech Valley. Joe Bruno is one new buddy ---and another is Corporation for Public Broadcasting head Patricia Harrison.
Just days after coming to town to fete WMHT's palatial new digs in Rensselaer County, Harrison was in the news for her connection to former CPB president Ken Tomlinson. You remember Mr. Tomlinson ---he's the political hack who tried swaying PBS and NPR to the right. A new internal report now says that Tomlinson violated CPB ethics standards in his campaign to place Harrison in charge. Harrison's prime qualification for this important position? She was co-chair of the Republican National Committee from 1997 to 2001.

By the way, look at this Tomlinson, guy...I thought only liberals had beards?