APRIL 24, 2007
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PBS PUSHES MOYERS’ RADICAL
LEFT FILM, BUT SPIKES GAFFNEY’S CENTRIST DOCUMENTARY AS EXTREME
ALEXANDRIA, VA – Media Research Center
President L. Brent Bozell commented today on PBS’ decision to
broadcast Bill Moyers’ “Buying the War” documentary while refusing
to air Frank Gaffney’s “Islam vs. Islamists: Voices from the Muslim
“All PBS has become is welfare for activist has-beens,” said L.
Brent Bozell, president of the Media Research Center.
“Their editorial rationale is self-incriminating. They subject
viewers to the fanatical work of liberals like Bill Moyers, using
viewers’ tax money and airwaves to peddle Moyers’ notion that the
liberal media coverage of the Iraq war wasn’t liberal enough. But,
at the same time, they claim that Frank Gaffney’s very balanced and
measured documentary on centrist Muslims does not meet the standards
necessary for airing on their stations.
“Why? Because they can – and that makes the words ‘public
television’ an oxymoron.”
“What PBS and Moyers should own up to is not having the backbone to
allow a balanced, viable, perspective to stand on its own two feet
because it clashes with their fringe ideology,” Bozell concluded.
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