Apr 1 2011

Opening Up NewsHour’s Libya Discussion

FAIR’s March 29 Action Alert documented the PBS NewsHour‘s remarkably narrow range of debate on the Libya War, which featured an array of current and former military and government officials. On March 30, the NewsHour‘s debate on arming the Libyan rebels included Emira Woods from the progressive Institute for Policy Studies.

Roughly a million Americans got to hear a perspective they might not otherwise have encountered. This is why media activism is important.

You can check out the segment on the NewsHour‘s website.

FAIR thanks all of the activists who wrote to the NewsHour to suggest they expand the discussion beyond the ranks of military and government officials. Let them know you would like to see more of this (onlineda@newshour.org).