PBS | Ombudsman | David Koch and PBS: The Odd Couple

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By Michael Getler

MAY 25, 2013

I was away this week — at the annual international gathering of news ombudsmen, held this year in Los Angeles — and so am a bit late in catching up with the saga that unfolded in the pages of the newest edition of The New Yorker magazinethat is reflected in the headline on this column.


The headline and sub-headline on the magazine article are particularly artful in capturing what was to follow in The New Yorker’s pages. It is titled “A Word From Our Sponsor . . . Public television’s attempts to placate David Koch.” Koch, as many people know, is, along with his brother Charles, the owner of Koch Industries, a huge energy and chemical conglomerate that is the second-largest, privately-held company in the U.S. It has made both brothers mega-billionaires.





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Author: Peaceful Patriot

Proud middle class husband, father, and progressive liberal. Registered Non-Partisan but have much more in common with Democrats than Republicans. Consider Libertarians to be immature and underdeveloped in their understanding of reality. An atheist who doesn't care what you believe so long as you stop pretending the Founding Fathers intended for you to legislatively force your beliefs on everyone else. Laughs out loud in mocking disdain at the abject lunacy of birthers, climate science deniers, and hard core tea partiers. If that offends you, too bad. You're not rational and have no place at the adult table.

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