Re: "a shiny-happy PR op"
People who delibrately peddle fake news - i.e. information that is provably false, and which has been debunked multiple times, in order to push a specific political agenda - are not "a diverse set of views". They are bollocks artist who will say whatever they need to, even making shit up, in order to push their agenda.
There are plenty of conservative voices out there that are reasonable and balanced and who would have provided considered thoughtful input to an ethics committee. The chosen muppet is the anti-thesis of this.