PBS purges Web content on Israeli disapproval

Johannes Schneider Johannes.Schneider at gmx.net
Fri Sep 6 06:02:49 MDT 2002


>From The Register

PBS purges Web content on Israeli disapproval
By Thomas C Greene in Washington
Posted: 05/09/2002 at 14:37 GMT

The US Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) is airing a documentary film this
week by affiliate WNET in New York, called "Caught in the Crossfire:
Arab-Americans in Wartime," which considers the predicament of
Arab-Americans since the 9/11 atrocity. In addition to the film is a
companion Web site offering background material for curious viewers.

Unfortunately, a few people disapproved of some of that material, and PBS
did exactly what any spineless pandering coward would do; they buckled to
pressure (or the fear of pressure) from New York's Jewish and Israeli
lobbying groups, and removed content from the companion site which dares to
tell the Palestinian story without the mandatory pro-Israel bias.

Full:
http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/6/26979.html

The original text can still be found somewhere at:
http://www.littlegreenfootballs.com/weblog/?entry=3989#c0014

PBS statement justifying censorship is here:
http://www.pbs.org/itvs/caughtinthecrossfire/homelands.html


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