Censorship By PBS 5


This link goes to a blog referencing a Frontline documentary on the alleged Toronto bomb plot, in which I participated.

http://blog.throwawayyourtv.com/2007/06/cracking-toronto-terror-cell.html

it is not a great documentary, giving too much implicit credence to an extremely dodgy informant, and ignoring the crucial agent provocateur aspects of the case. This series is produced out of Canada, and shown first there, and then in the US by PBS. The original documentary did have the saving grace of looking at what drives young Muslims to extremism, particularly in US and UK foreign policy. That is where I came in.

However, when PBS came to reshow this in the US, they insisted on a complete recut, taking out all the balance (including all of me) and turning it purely into an exercise in fear – those Muslims are planning to blow you up because they are plain evil.


5 thoughts on “Censorship By PBS

  • ummabdulla

    And NPR is considered to be one of the best media outlets in the U.S. for news…

    I'm not picking on your grammar, but unless you're confessing to being a part of the plot, you might want to reword this:

    "This link goes to a blog referencing a Frontline documentary on the alleged Toronto bomb plot, in which I participated."

    Maybe something like: "This link goes to a blog referencing a Frontline documentary, in which I participated, on the alleged Toronto bomb plot."

  • NPR representative

    I am writing to you on behalf of NPR and your statements are inaccurate. You appear to be referring to PBS, the American public television network. NPR is a public radio network. These two organizations are independent of each other. NPR has nothing to do with Frontline nor any television programming. I'd appreciate you correcting your facts and comments.

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