Nixon More Evil than Scalia

The White House’s Office of Telecommunications Policy was crafting a public-broadcasting funding bill. OTP general counsel Antonin Scalia had drafted a series of memos on how the Corporation for Public Broadcasting might be made a more pliant vassal of the White House. “The best possibility for White House influence is through the Presidential appointees to the Board of Directors,” he wrote; the best way to shed the influence of “the liberal Establishment of the Northeast” would be to strengthen local stations at the expense of the national organization. Evil Scalia advises Nixon to morph PBS into a better political propaganda tool gradually. Nixon, in a tantrum, just cuts their funding