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Time to Defend Tomlinson

By on 9.11.06 | 2:26PM

For all the talk today about outreach to the Muslim community and communicaions, there is one man who has played a critical role in doing it the "right" way. Kenneth Y. Tomlinson.

We have a number of friends who formerly worked with Tomlinson at the Voice of America and at Reader's Digest, before it went leftish and became irrelevant. Everyone sings Tomlinson's praises for his leadership and vision.

Now Democrats on Capitol Hill are using the tried and true smear tactic of a leaked "investigation" into Tomlinson's management of the office that oversees all foreign broadcasts, including the successful Arab-language programming, to block his re-nomination to the board. This op-ed in yesterday's Washington Times lays out the non-case pretty well.

Conservatives should be paying attention to this fight. They should do what they can to defend Tomlinson and not let another left-wing smear undercut a true giant in the conservative movement.

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