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Enjoying Evan Thomas

Brent Baker reports Newsweek Assistant Managing Editor Evan Thomas wondered, on Inside Washington over the weekend, whether the effort in the U.S. House to reduce funding for PBS and NPR through the CPB would “make NPR a little less liberal?” An indignant Nina Totenberg of NPR retorted: “I don’t think we’re liberal to begin with and I think if you would listen, Evan, you would know that.” Thomas countered that “I do listen to you and you’re not that liberal, but you’re a little bit liberal.” Totenberg insisted, “I don’t think that’s a fair criticism…any more than you would say that Newsweek is liberal.” To which Thomas conceded: “I think Newsweek is a little liberal.”

Tim Graham — Tim Graham is Director of Media Analysis at the Media Research Center, where he began in 1989, and has served there with the exception of 2001 and 2002, when served ...

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