Glassman Named To Head Broadcasting Board Of Governors
April 26, 2007 at 5:46 AM (PT)
Magazine publisher and AMERICAN ENTERPRISE INSTITUTE Fellow JAMES GLASSMAN has been nominated by President BUSH to replace the controversial KENNETH TOMLINSON as Chairman of the BROADCASTING BOARD OF GOVERNORS. GLASSMAN is the publisher ot THE AMERICAN magazine, writes columns at TOWNHALL.COM and for SCRIPPS HOWARD NEWS SERVICE, and co-wrote the book "DOW 36,000," which incorrectly predicted the continuation of the stock market bubble of the late 1990s to the titular level. The BBG is the panel that oversees the VOICE OF AMERICA, RADIO/TV MARTI, RADIO FREE EUROPE/RADIO LIBERTY, and other international broadcasting efforts.
TOMLINSON resigned the post in JANUARY after his renomination stalled in the SENATE. He had been accused of misusing government funds, but no criminal investigation was launched by the JUSTICE DEPARTMENT, although a civil investigation into allegations that TOMLINSON gave a contract to a friend remains pending.