Dennis Wagner at The Arizona Republic tells us that PBS canned a documentary that was scheduled to run on its America at a Crossroads series. The station that manages the series, WETA Washington, D.C., asked the producers to fire two co-producers because of their conservative political affiliations. They thought they could not produce an objective documentary.
WAHHHH, these two are not members of our brainwashing club so they cant play with the TV cameras.
Other things that happened were.
• A WETA manager pressed to eliminate a key perspective of the film: The claim that Muslim radicals are pushing to establish “parallel societies” in America and Europe governed by Shariah law rather than sectarian courts.
• After grants were issued, Crossroads managers commissioned a new film that overlapped with Islam vs. Islamists and competed for the same interview subjects.
• WETA appointed an advisory board that includes Aminah Beverly McCloud, director of World Islamic Studies at DePaul University. In an “unparalleled breach of ethics,” Burke says, McCloud took rough-cut segments of the film and showed them to Nation of Islam officials, who are a subject of the documentary. They threatened to sue.
“This utterly undermines any journalistic independence,” Burke wrote in an e-mail to WETA officials.
I think PBS is afraid to show that moderate Muslims are being repressed and silenced.
When did CAIR get to dictate policy at PBS?
Make a comment, tell me I’m crazy, I’m a adult I can take it.
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