I read with surprise the article from FAIR about PBS’s supposed “balanced” reporting. When one thinks of neutral reporting, PBS is sort of first to come to mind. So the question I have is where is this liberal bias in the mainstream media that Fox News is always complaining about being the victim of? If even the most neutral of programs is still leaning right, where’s the bias?
This once again points out the importance of independent media. When even PBS was purporting Bush’s war without any opposition, going right along with the mainstream media, where can that opposition be heard? We can’t rely on what we thought were alternative sources of news, because contrary to what we think, they’re not alternative. Especially PBS, which receives government funding. We can’t trust them to be critical of the government when that’s where they get their livelihood.
We must search for our sources of alternative media in more remote areas because otherwise critical reporting in the mainstream media is impossible to find.