As I'm sure you're aware, tonite's FTAA special on
PBS was supposed to air last Friday nite.
It did not.
No one had an explanation and network geeks were NOT
talking. Now suddenly a week later there is a show
but a very short one, and it appears to be the Chief
John Timoney hour. His chance to state his case
using Public television as his pawn, while running
his silver tongued mouth being even so brazen as
to say that "those anarchists" are going to try
and spin even PBS toward THEIR side of the story.
No one will disagree that Timoney is the cleverest
of the clever. He's also controlling, fascist, out
of control himself and even frothing at the mouth
at times. You can hear it when his lilt goes away
and his lip starts to quiver a bit. He's in total
control outside, but JeckleHyde-out-of-control
inside and looking almost like he's going to burst.
At any rate, I didn't want this to be merely a
scathing attack at the Chief Timoney administration
of world government.
So let me level the balance of my venom on PBS
corporation. There were a few moments there where
the slant moved a little bit away from Timoney's
side of the story, but it kept reverting back to
that. And let me tell you, Bill Moyers was 100%
absent from this show. His likeness showed up once
as the show was announced, of course it's still
called, "NOW With Bill Moyers." And that's where
it stopped. The last moment you saw Bill Moyers
I wonder out loud right here and now, whether there
was other footage we did not see. I highly doubt
Moyers would have put together months of effort
and then never once said something on the screen,
not an intro, an outtro, or even a voiceover. Not
I hope we find out soon. I think overall tonite's
episode of "NOW With Bill Moyers" was highly damaging
to the social justice movement. It surely wasn't
asking any hardball questions. And it reeked of over
a week's worth of direct government censorship if
you ask me.
Anyone else share my suspicions?
Let's hear it.
What do you think?