Privacy Policy Hypocrisy and Censorship at NPR

Eugene Hernandez of reports (5/11/09) that NPR censored its own review of the Outrage documentary for “nam[ing] politicians believed to be closeted homosexuals in the film, specifically those whose public voting record counters the civil rights of gay and lesbian Americans.” NPR cited its privacy policy as reason, but to Hernandez “it seems to support charges by [director Kirby] Dick, made in the film, that the mainstream media has a history of handling stories of politicians same-sex orientations with kid gloves”: “It’s not about outing,” [Outrage distributor Eamonn] Bowles noted today, reiterating a point being made continuously by filmmaker […]