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Saturday, November 20, 2010


The Great One, Mark Levin reported this interesting nugget about why Senator Jay Rockefeller might have called for the Fox News Channel and MSNBC (sacrificial lamb) to be shut down. It turns out that his wife, Sharon Percy Rockefeller, has been president and CEO of WETA - Public Broadcasting - in Washington, D.C. As such, she presides over both the flagship television and radio stations. Aren't radio stations that fall under the Public Broadcasting umbrella called National Public Radio (NPR)?

Hmmm. What happened recently involving NPR and Fox News Channel? Answer: Juan Williams was fired by NPR and got a big platform, coupled with a sweet contract extension with Fox. That platform - along with overwhelming public support - allowed Williams (and Fox) to bludgeon NPR so successfully that there is serious talk about having them defunded. If you remember, both the left and the right supported Williams. Is that why Rockefeller went after both MSNBC and Fox? Either way, his ire is clearly more directed at Fox and if throwing MSNBC into the pot allows him to portray objectivity, he appears willing to do it.

HERE is Sharon Percy's Bio.
Sharon Percy Rockefeller has served the public broadcasting community for more than 25 years as a leader and policymaker. She has been president and CEO of WETA, Washington, D.C.’s flagship public television and radio stations, since 1989. She continues to guide WETA to outstanding accomplishments in broadcasting and production. Before assuming the top post at WETA, she was a member of WETA’s Board of Trustees for seven years and a member of the board of directors of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting for 12 years, including four years as chairman. In 2006, Rockefeller was elected to the PBS Board of Directors for her fifth term.
If this is the reason, then lost on Rockefeller is the source that caused Williams to be let go. It was the result of pressure applied to NPR by the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR). So why isn't Rockefeller targeting them? Not sure, but it's the same mentality that has led to TSA agents touching American junk.

Here is Levin commenting on Sharon Percy Rockefeller via Freedom's Lighthouse:

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