It’s bad enough we’re going to lose Oprah in 2012, but now, Bill Moyers, too!!
Woe unto us! From where shall we get our unbiased, objective analysis?
Yes. Bill Moyers, that bastion of journalistic integrity, has decided to retire from his tax-payer funder ivory tower over at PBS, in April of 2010.
A man whose last 8 years of his career was sustained by perpetuating weekly displays of Bush Derangement Syndrome, it is estimated he has amassed a personal fortune of $20 million from the American tax-payer and generous viewer donations.
Speaking softly with a slight, thoughtful southern drawl, his public life is that of a fiercely outspoken liberal hatchet man.
Though he is best known as the propaganda minister for PBS, he got his first big break in Vietnam-era politics.
A close confidant of Lyndon B. Johnson, Moyers rose quickly through the political ranks to become Johnson’s “special assistant,” eventually becoming supervisor and point man for the welfare expansion program known as “The Great Society.” He helped forge many social engineering experiments which cost trillions of dollars, much of which we are still paying for today.
Not surprisingly, creation of and funding for public broadcasting became part of this massive government project, which eventually became Moyer’s personal bully pulpit.
Aside from his liberal fortress at PBS, Moyers also had stints working for Newsday, NBC, and CBS, where he became a commentator for the Evening News with Dan Rather.
He has anchored and produced many projects for PBS, going through several reincarnations, including NOW with Bill Moyers, Bill Moyer’s Journal, Bill Moyers in America, and Bill Moyers on Faith and Reason. His main contribution through these various episodes has been to utilize his position as a leftist mouthpiece, denigrating all things conservative, while ignoring or legitimizing liberal hypocrisy.
One of his more famous quotes, most notable for its detachment from reality, states:
“I’m going out telling the story that I think is the biggest story of our time: How the right-wing media has become a partisan propaganda arm of the Republican party.”
Outside the world of PBS, Moyers has been a partner in some of the left’s most radical organizations.
He has served as President of the Schumann Center for Media and Democracy, a $90 million enterprise which grants money to left-wing media outlets, radical environmental groups, ACORN, the Tides Foundation, and, (surprise!) PBS and National Pubic Radio.
Conflict of interest? Dare you say!
As if to add an exclamation point to his already far-left resume, he is a former trustee for George Soros’ Open Society Institute: A dangerous, well funded organization which financially supports hundreds of leftist fringe groups, from the ACLU, Planned Parenthood, and Amnesty International, to the SEIU, the Center for American Progress, and the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force.
What all of this leaves one with is an impression of a man who feels he knows what’s best for everyone, and that he has somehow been appointed as the nation’s foremost authority on everything.
He once claimed, “I own and operate a ferocious ego.”
That’s the first reasonable thing he’s ever said.