Tuesday, April 10, 2007

PBS Pulls Islamist Documentary Because Conservatives Worked On It

Chicken s--t!

The Arizona Republic:

The producer of a tax-financed documentary on Islamic extremism claims his film has been dropped for political reasons from a television series that airs next week on more than 300 PBS stations nationwide.

Key portions of the documentary focus on Dr. M. Zuhdi Jasser of Phoenix and his American Islamic Forum for Democracy, a non-profit organization of Muslim Americans who advocate patriotism, constitutional democracy and a separation of church and state.

Martyn Burke says that the Public Broadcasting Service and project managers at station WETA in Washington, D.C., excluded his documentary, Islam vs. Islamists, from the series America at a Crossroads after he refused to fire two co-producers affiliated with a conservative think tank.

Oooohhhh!!!! I thought it was going to be that PBS was afraid of offending some terrorist scum, but it turns out that they are afraid of allowing conservatives to have a voice ... I see.

Burke wrote that his documentary depicts the plight of moderate Muslims who are silenced by Islamic extremists, adding, "Now it appears to be PBS and CPB who are silencing them."

Here's the anti-conservative PC rant we were all looking for:

Jeff Bieber, WETA's executive producer for Crossroads, gave a substantially different explanation. He said Burke's film had "serious structural problems (and) . . . was irresponsible because the writing was alarmist, and it wasn't fair."

LGF has more ... including the letter sent to PBS dissecting the "suggestions" PBS sent to the producers to change in the film.


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