Tuesday, May 10, 2016

PBS, "Armed in America" ... fair and balanced? You decide.

PBS, ‘Independent Lens’ to cover gun violence with special 2-night event | Newsday:

 “Armed in America” is theme for “Peace Officer,” “Armor of Light” Network says it is not taking an editorial stand on issue On Monday and Tuesday, PBS will devote most of its prime-time schedule to a two-night event built around the theme “Armed in America” as part the service’s ongoing coverage of gun violence. Two films under the “Independent Lens” banner will air, followed by town hall discussions moderated by former ABC News correspondent Michel Martin (now weekend anchor of NPR’s “All Things Considered”). (Both town halls were taped April 27 at Northland Church in Longwood, Florida.

PBS swears that it's not going to take an 'anti-gun' stance during these presentations.

I don't have television, or I would watch this just to hoot at their 'balanced presentation'.

But SOMEBODY ought to watch it!

When they call it "gun violence",  you can assume it will be talking about "Bad Guns!" and not about "Bad Social Violence".

And little time will be spent talking about the sociological aspects of violence; instead, they WILL be talking about Gun Control.

Because I gave up my television 20 years ago, if someone can find an online version of this 'series', I would be interested in watching what PBS has to say.

1 comment:

Archer said...

Thirdpower watched it and did a write-up: http://daysofourtrailers.blogspot.com/2016/05/under-gun-lies-statistics-and-omissions.html