PBS Bans Moderate Muslims Because of Gaffney

July 22nd, 2007 5:57 PM

Today FOX News Specials with E.D. Hill aired the film banned by PBS, "Muslims Against Jihad".

According to FOX: "It was commissioned as part of the PBS series "America at the Crossroads" about the post 9/11 world, but PBS executives rejected it."

Why? PBS said it was because the filmmakers were "alarmist, overreaching and unfair."

The filmmakers, which include Frank Gaffney, however say it was because of liberal bias at PBS. One of the filmmakers said he was asked by PBS, "Don't you screen the politics of those you use?" (specifically of Gaffney).

The film includes stories of moderate Muslims who are against Jihad in France, the banning of which is reminescent of Steve Ermerson's film, "Jihad in America - Terrorists Among Us," the 1994 PBS Documentary on terrorist cells in America, that was banned by PBS from further broadcasts.

Question: Ah, isn't PBS public broadcasting?

Oh, and it was financed with $675,000 of taxpayers' money.

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