Jan 11, 2007
Lefty media watchdog Fairness and Accuracy In Reporting criticized a recent NewsHour panel discussion of the war in Iraq, saying it included no strong advocates for troop withdrawal. FAIR urged its readers to e-mail NewsHour producers and "encourage the program to broaden future discussions to include such voices." PBS Ombudsman Michael Getler said he's received more than 100 e-mails about the matter.
Posted by Jeremy Egner at 2:17 PM
The violence depicted in broadcast networks' primetime programs is approaching "epidemic proportions," according to a study issued yesterday by the Parents Television Council. FCC Commissioner Michael Copps, who appeared at the news conference unveiling the study, warned broadcasters to do a better job of policing themselves, lest Congress decides to take action, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Posted by Karen at 12:27 PM