14 July 2005

PBS's liberal bias


Let's take a look at PBS's new shows. I'm sure we'll find lots of egregious liberal bias, just like Fox News told you there would be.

First up (and this makes me pretty annoyed that I can't get PBS here in Cambodia) is six new Monty Python shows. They did, in Monty Python and the Holy Grail, offer this bit of political commentary:
King Arthur: Well I can't just call you "man".
Dennis: Well you could say "Dennis".
King Arthur: I didn't know you were called Dennis.
Dennis: Well you didn't bother to find out did you?
King Arthur: I did say sorry about the "old woman", but from behind you looked...
Dennis: What I object to is you automatically treat me like an inferior.
King Arthur: Well I am king.
Dennis: Oh, king eh? Very nice. And how'd you get that, eh? By exploiting the workers. By hanging on to outdated imperialist dogma which perpetuates the economic and social differences in our society.
Sure, it seems like they're making fun of leftist dogmatics, but did you notice that they're not sufficiently showing Dennis's demonic nature? And besides, they were always making fun of kings and lumberjacks (who, like all honest workers, are Republicans), and the Spanish Inquisition. Clear liberal bias here.

Next there's "African-American Lives", and we all know that the history of black Americans is an exclusively liberal concern. They will probably even try to promulgate the idea that essentially all slave owners were white Christians. Need I say more?

Then there will be six episodes of "Jean-Michel Cousteau's Ocean Adventures". If I know PBS and the Cousteaus at all, there will be talk of conservation and trying to keep the oceans healthy and reducing damage from oil spills and nothing at all about the economic opportunities afforded by systematic overfishing and exploitation of ocean resources.

Finally, there's the worst offender of all: "Texas Ranch House", in which a modern family tries to live as an 1867 Texas family would have. Throughout the entire series, there is not a single positive reference to the Bush family. Imagine that, a series set in Texas that pretends the Bushes don't exist! Only in moonbat-la-la-liberal-land.