Recently our local San Diego KPBS radio station held one of its “Roundtable” shows to discuss and analyze the nominally nonpartisan San Diego mayor’s race. Here’s the link and especially the players (then read MY analysis below the players):
KPBS Midway Edition Radio Program.
Roundtable: “Non-Partisan” Mayor’s Race Heats Up.
By Pat Finn, Gloria Penner. July 1, 2011.
Kyla Calvert, Education Reporter, KPBS News
John Warren, Editor, San Diego Voice and Viewpoint
David Rolland, Editor, San Diego CityBeat
As if we need verification of the blatant liberal bias of our local KPBS station — note the “guests” on this show (these are the usual guests — not an exception). We find two established hard core progressives and a doubtless liberal “education reporter.”
BTW, what the hell does an “education reporter” have to do with the city mayor’s race? Many laymen think that the city is somehow responsible for the public schools (true in some towns in other states, perhaps), but the career political crew at KPBS knows better.
I might add that in over 30 years of interacting with the press, I’ve NEVER met a politically neutral or objective “education reporter,” let alone one that leans towards school choice, ending tenure, or other conservative reforms. It’s my experience that reporters who seek this beat naturally come from the solid left. Conservatives don’t want this job, which is too darn bad.
BOTTOM LINE: Any conservative, libertarian, or independent who voluntarily donates a dime to “public broadcasting” needs shock therapy. Preferably 220 volt.