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“Fairness and balance, Mr. Brancaccio, keep it in mind.” CPB Ombudsman Ken Bode chastises Now‘s host for lobbing “softball questions” at Craig McDonald of Texans for Public Justice, a chief critic of Rep. Tom Delay, during a Sept. 30 interview. The program, which included a report critical of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, prompted a complaint from South Carolina Republican Congressman Bob Inglis. In his Dec. 30 column examining the same edition of Now, PBS Ombudsman Michael Getler came to different conclusions.

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