[Ed. – NewsBusters has a point, although few see much value in making it anymore. The charter of public broadcasting is supposed to require balance and presentation of more than one side of an issue. Hah.]
Take the debate over transgenderism. That debate has two sides, and it’s controversial, and yet on Saturday night, the PBS NewsHour aired almost 14 minutes of transgender advocacy without any rebuttal from an opposing point of view.
The subject was a “ban” on transgenders in the military. PBS was enforcing a different kind of “ban” — not allowing any “dehumanizing” traditional views about gender to be expressed. First came nine minutes promoting a left-wing documentary called TransMilitary, which began as a one-sided New York Times video. Co-director Gabe Silverman and trans woman Laila Ireland made their case against the Trump administration “ban” on transgenders in the military.
That was followed by a five-minute puffball interview with Chase Strangio, a trans man and attorney with the ACLU LGBT and HIV Project. The true sour cherry on top came when Feliciano asked the ACLU advocate to address how the media coverage is insufficiently progressive.