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Tax-payer funded PBS ‘pushes radical gender ideology 90% of the time’

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Media Research Center’s News Busters recently published a study which delves deep into just how bias PBS, the Public Broadcasting Service, is; in fact, it’s 90% of the time. The taxpayer-funded media service claims in its bio on X, formerly known as Twitter, that “PBS’s editorial independence is central to our work and will never change. We produce trustworthy content that features unbiased reporting.”

As Newsbusters writes, “one of the most ignored passages in legislative history is the phrase in the  Public Broadcasting Act of 1967: Taxpayer-funded media outlets should observe “strict adherence to objectivity and balance in all programs or series of programs of a controversial nature.”

Media Research Center (MRC) finds PBS’s flagship NewsHour program aired nine times more coverage in favor of the left-wing “woke” position on so-called “LGBTQ” issues compared to more traditional positions:

Over the seven-month period of March 1 through September 30, 2023, supportive coverage almost wholly dominated the “debate,” if you could call it that: 172 minutes for the left vs. 19 minutes for the right. That’s 90.2% supportive coverage for the side pushing “identity” issues.

It was even worse for in-studio guests: 19 to one — and the one utterance that opposed the left-wing position came from gay tennis star Billie Jean King, who dared to suggest that men shouldn’t compete in women’s sports once it came to advanced competitions like the Olympics. 

Dissent was instead limited to isolated soundbites, such as a clip from a legislator on a statehouse floor. Those statements were typically cued up for an in-studio journalist or trans-activist (sometimes it was hard to tell the difference) to either neutralize as somehow false or to condemn as a threat to trans children.

STUDY METHODOLOGY: 

The study covered a seven-month period, March 1, 2023—September 30, 2023, encompassing every edition of the PBS NewsHour, Monday through Friday, approximately 152 hours of programming. (Not included: The half-hour PBS News Weekend show, a separate entity with different hosts that airs on Saturday and Sunday.) “Guests” consisted of sources who appeared in-studio or remotely, including journalists who worked for PBS member stations nationwide. “Supportive coverage” was defined as coverage that either treated gender identity issues as non-controversial or actively supported that side of the debate. Fleeting mentions in news roundups were not included.

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Michigan asks residents to house migrants, enroll children in school and help adults find employment

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Michigan is asking its residents to help with the mess its leadership created and house migrants in their own homes. The state Department of Labor and Economic Development said volunteers who participate must commit for at least 90 days as part of the refugee support program.

In addition to opening up their homes, sponsors are expected to support newly arrived refugees by greeting them at the airport, securing and preparing initial housing, enrolling children in school and helping adults find employment.

“Programs like the Welcome Corps advance the Office of Global Michigan’s mission to make Michigan the home for opportunity for our immigrant, refugee and ethnic communities,” said Poppy Hernandez, Global Michigan Director and Michigan’s Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer. “Expanded refugee resettlement pathways empower more Michiganders to support our state’s growing refugee population and build a more welcoming and inclusive Michigan for all.”

The migrants will come from Cuba, Haiti, Nicaragua and Venezuela, all points of origin where many have been hoping to apply for asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Fox News reports “cities like New York and Chicago have also dealt with issues related to migrants committing crimes, as well as pushback from residents who have voiced anger and concern over the influx. Migrant shelters in those cities have largely been full, forcing officials to come up with ways to safely house the migrants.”

Last year, Massachusetts officials asked residents to open their doors as migrant shelters were full at the time. “Most importantly, if you have an extra room or suite in your home, please consider hosting a family. Housing and shelter is our most pressing need and become a sponsor family,” said Massachusetts Lt. Governor Kim Driscoll.

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