Monday, February 14, 2011

Koch Brothers Sponsoring PBS's Nova

Does it bother you that the Koch Inc. brothers are among the major sponsors of PBS's NOVA science program?

If so, why? If not, why not?

(Another major Nova underwriter is ExxonMobil.)

We've all criticized such sponsorship in the past when it supported "right-wing" positions.

Why shouldn't we care just as much now?

Has Nova's programming been influenced?

Here is what Nova says. But, of course, ALL organizations would claim that there is no link between their editorial positions and those who fund them. Do we believe them -- or only when they're on the "right" side?

1 comment:

Dano said...

i brought this up with my wife when I saw it. She didn't know who they were, and since she has to raise funds she didn't see a problem with it. When I explained about editorial bias, I got cut off...