Carol Platt Liebau: Politics at PBS

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Politics at PBS

Remember the liberal outrage over the perception that evil Republicans were trying to "push" PBS to the right? How outrageous, we were told, to try to inject politics into the journalistic purity that is the Public Broadcasting Company.

Predictably, there is significantly less outrage on the left over PBS' efforts to suppress a documentary subsidized by US taxpayer dollars about Islamofascist terrorism. Note the shifting rationales emanating from PBS for its treatment of the documentary. And note the silence from the left end of the political spectrum. Apparently, politics at PBS are only a problem when they're not liberal.

Want the real story behind the story? Check out Hugh Hewitt's interview with Frank Gaffney.


Blogger Earth to Carol said...

Boo hoo, a neocon can't get his publicly funded propaganda film played on publicly supported and funded public television.

As a member of PBS, I support their decision on this. The neocons already have their own propaganda newtwork, named FOX.

4:56 PM  
Blogger Greg said...

As the last western liberal lay headless on the street in a pool his own blood, these words can be read on the sign still in his cold, dead hands:

"Bush Lied. People Died"

6:11 AM  
Blogger Marshall Art said...

At first, the decision to omit this film seemed, though subjective, a mostly routine decision. But upon further reading of the Gafney interview, it's apparent that with the selecion of a different film on the same subject matter, as well as the woman with pro-Farrakan leanings, this is definitely the quashing of a viewpoint in favor of another. Not very tolerant of PBS personnel.

6:18 AM  
Blogger Marshall Art said...

ETC is a subscriber to PBS. Why does this not surprise me?

10:03 PM  
Blogger Bachbone said...

ETC is a PBS member? I'm astonished!

7:17 AM  

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