Tea Party Takes Over Alabama Public TV

At Salon, Alex Seitz-Wald reports on the efforts of conservative members on the board of Alabama’s public television network to take control of the network’s programming. Over objections from the network’s staff, the public television network’s politically-appointed commission sought to air videos by the controversial historian, David Barton, whose claims about the religious commitments of America’s Founding Fathers have been roundly discredited, even by conservative historians. “Though the controversy has been largely missed by the national media thus far, it gets at the heart of key questions about religion in public life and government spending that have gripped the nation in the Obama era,” writes Seitz-Wald. 



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