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

Lucas Gonze lgonze at panix.com
Mon May 2 11:05:55 PDT 2005


It's just another day for the right wing warlords.  Don't worry about it.

On Mon, 2 May 2005 rschuman at jfcsjax.org wrote:

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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.
>
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> ARTS / TELEVISION | May 2, 2005
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> Republican Chairman Exerts Pressure on PBS, Alleging Biases
> By STEPHEN LABATON, LORNE MANLY and ELIZABETH JENSEN
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> The chairman of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting wants public television to correct what he considers liberal bias.
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> http://www.nytimes.com/2005/05/02/arts/television/02public.html?ex=1115697600&en=8c6280377676888a&ei=5070
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