The inspector general's report is a case study of how dangerous ideological cronyism is as a substitute for nonpartisan expertise. Defenders of public broadcasting now must guard against still another conservative putsch - a Congressional move to cut financing for the corporation's $400 million budget of vital aid for local stations. This time, the "balance" zealots may resort to irony by citing the very chaos wrought by Mr. Tomlinson.
Does anything stand out here? Actually it's two words.
Doesn't surprise me that the Times casually links the two words. "Putsch", though it has entered the English lexicon, is German in origin AND MOST OFTEN USED TO DESCRIBE THE HITLER'S COUP IN 1933.
Never miss an opportunity to associate the Right with HITLER.