Superb writing taxfoe
Al Diamon on media ethics....
University of Maine at Machias economics professor Jonathan Reisman, a former Republican congressional candidate, is preparing to escalate his conflict with the Maine Public Broadcasting Network. Reisman has long contended that MPBN’s coverage of environmental issues is biased because some of its underwriters are advocacy groups pushing a green agenda.
... Reisman told me he’s asking his state senator to introduce legislation to call attention to that perceived conflict of interest. “When an MPBN report substantially involves and/or quotes an MPBN underwriter or sponsor,” he wrote, “that relationship must be disclosed at the end of the report.”
Read the rest at:http://thebollard.com/2014/12/02/media-mutt-127/
Still working on this...
Hearing Wednesday April 1
The majority of Mainers are unaware of the huge funding used by the enviro groups to further their cause.
This bill needs to be approved.
As a tax funded entity MPBN should be bound by law to disclose sponsorship of programming.
How many decades have Conservatives tried to defund the public radio and TV system? Can't do it. the left is too strong and the right is too dumb.
Let's follow this bill and urge legislators to support it.