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PBS AIRS DOCUMENTARY ABOUT SEXISM IN AMERICA

 

 

 

David R. Usher
November 10, 2005
NewsWithViews.com

Breaking the Silence is a documentary aired by PBS stations theoretically intended to finally reveal how women and children are silent victims of violent husbands.

Many organizations and respected individuals are justifiably up in arms about this documentary. Equalitarian organizations know that gender propaganda couched as fact or science is the traditional method radical feminist organizations have used for decades to seize control of family and the trappings of society.

Many excellent articles have been written criticizing Breaking the Silence. A November 6th letter signed by twenty well-known organizations and individuals to the Pat Mitchell, CEO and President of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, provides the most concise view of the issues involved.

Breaking the Silence is the finest documentary ever filmed about sexism in America. Claims about statistics, causality, and psychology are easily proved absurd. The producers knew in advance that one of their “victims” has been found by the court to have committed eight counts of child abuse, but lied about it in the film to make the story fit the propaganda purposes of the producer.

Breaking the Silence follows the well-worn footsteps of thousands of less notorious prefabricated tomes on the issue. The sheer volume of misinformation keeps politicians and the public mesmerized revolving around a lack of substance, like a child staring at so many caterpillars following each other around the rim of an empty bowl.

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting has failed to handle this issue responsibly as if they think the problem will go away quietly. It will not. Jayson Blair, Janet Cooke, Stephen Glass, Patricia Smith, and Jay Forman were journalists who share one thing in common: they were fired for making up lies far less dangerous than spreading mass fears and hate of men. Public apologies were made to those who were damaged. The record was set straight.

Sexism is as reprehensible and dangerous is as brute racism. Both are condemnable acts of journalistic violence. What CPB has done is extremely dangerous and is very serious. We will make sure they take responsibility and set the record straight.

Everyone in the media hates censorship. We risk looking like censors by urging CPB to kill a documentary that should never have received a grant in the first place. Instead of asking CPB and their affiliates to kill the piece, we should consider asking them to air this documentary, adding a 10-minute intro and outro containing a statement from Dr. Stephen Baskerville speaking about why the documentary is the best ever filmed about sexism in America. We have an historic opportunity to take a piece of hate and educate the public eloquently.

But this may not be necessary. At the time of this writing, a random sampling of major-market PBS stations indicates that Breaking the Silence may have been cancelled. If true, it does not erase CPB’s responsibility to set the record straight and undo the damage it has done.

CPB should provide a grant to mutually-agreeable reputable individuals, to provide a balanced documentary about the actuality of domestic violence; how false allegations and public propaganda are commonly abused to steal the family, and how this seriously damages the futures of children and families.

If CPB fails to set the record straight, we should educate their sponsors and suggest they redirect philanthropic support to responsible media outlets. CPB cannot assure to lose the support of even one major contributor. I am quite sure we can persuade several to give their money away elsewhere.

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David R. Usher is Legislative Analyst for the American Coalition for Fathers and Children, Missouri Coalition And is a co-founder and past Secretary of the American Coalition for Fathers and Children

E-Mail: drusher@swbell.net


 

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