NBC's 'Totally Liberal' New Program Chief
NBC News tilts to the left. MSNBC tilts even further.
Now apparently NBC's entertainment television division intends to follow suit.
Ben Silverman, Jeff Zucker's choice for NBC Universal's TV entertainment chief, is "totally liberal," wants to "shift the tidal wave" of public opinion to favor loose immigration laws, sung the praises of the immigration plotline on ABC's "Ugly Betty," is "a Kennedy sort of guy," is "as liberal as Norman Lear," considers Lear a source of "counsel" and wants to program "big bold TV shows" like Lear did, according to the L.A. Weekly.
Silverman has reportedly let it be known that he's "fed up" with the Bush administration as well, but not with Rosie O'Donnell. He has articulated a desire to put O'Donnell on NBC.
The new NBC suit is already talking about future plans after he leaves the network.
He just may run for public office.