By: Diane Benjamin
This guy is the General Manager WGLT: http://wglt.org/people/category/6
McBride is also on the Town of Normal Council: http://www.normal.org/1135/Meet-the-Council
If you don’t already see a conflict of interest with media helping to run government, I’m not done.
Monday night the Normal Council is writing some checks to WGLT, an NPR station that isn’t supposed to sell advertising:
See page 9 (two entries), page 10 (three entries). and page 16. http://www.normal.org/ArchiveCenter/ViewFile/Item/2973
Total paid: $8,475.00
First, how can a news station fairly report activities in the Town of Normal when the General Manager is on the Board of Trustees? What does McBride make sure isn’t reported? Does McBride make sure the other WGLT employees don’t report on Normal either? He is the boss!
How can this news station fairly report when they are being paid by government and the General Manager is a part of that government?
The Pantagraph appears to mostly print what Bloomington tells them to print. WGLT is even worse.
From the WGLT website:
How is RC McBride maintaining the highest standards of integrity, being transparent, and protecting the editorial process when he has obvious conflicts of interest?