December 8, 2005
YEAH, BUT THAT'S THE GOOD BIAS (via Bob Tremblay):
PBS Continues Probe into Biased Film (Wendy McElroy, December 06, 2005, Fox News)
On Nov. 29, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting issued a report on the Public Broadcasting Service documentary "Breaking the Silence: Children's Stories." (The CPB oversees the tax-funding and content of PBS.)
The documentary, which addressed domestic violence and children, is accused of being anti-father, factually inaccurate and politically motivated. Using the words "slanted" and "no hint of balance," in the report, CPB Ombudsman Ken A. Bode concluded, "The producers apparently do not subscribe to the idea that an argument can be made more convincing by giving the other side a fair presentation."
Bode wondered whether PBS had been used as "the launching pad for a very partisan effort to drive public policy and law." If so, the documentary violates PBS' mission statement to be non-partisan and "provide multiple viewpoints."
Fun to listen to the Left whine about Republicans taking over CPB, since their real complaint isn't that it'll be politicized but that their own politics won't dominate. Posted by Orrin Judd at December 8, 2005 2:02 PM