[FoRK] NYTimes.com: Republican Chairman Exerts Pressure on PBS, Alleging Biases

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that's it. i'm staging a counter-offensive. i'm going to petition to make [using the term "liberal bias" without hard proof] actionable on the grounds of libel and slander. the "fair and balanced" approach to guard against bias has expanded from [labeling any bad news about the current administration as "liberally biased"] to include [any bad news about (or unflattering pictures of) those in the *media* who support so-called "fair and balanced" reporting.] what does this tell you?? if bad news (of this admin) leads to bad opinion (of this admin), that's not bias. and if there's a preponderance of bad news to report, it's the "bad" that's not balanced, not the "news" of it. 


ARTS / TELEVISION | May 2, 2005

Republican Chairman Exerts Pressure on PBS, Alleging Biases
By STEPHEN LABATON, LORNE MANLY and ELIZABETH JENSEN

The chairman of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting wants public television to correct what he considers liberal bias.

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/05/02/arts/television/02public.html?ex=1115697600&en=8c6280377676888a&ei=5070



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