Dutch PBS Censorship Exposed

Tuesday, July 17th, 2007 3:58 pm by Neal

Pajamas Media has this incredible story, “Tilting At Windmills,” by Joshua Livestro who experienced left-wing censorship while a conservative pundit for the Dutch Public Broadcasting System. He got mad, and then he got even.

He really, really got even.

This is a great story of how one victim of blatant left-wing media bias and censorship exposed it to the world. It turns out that even the left-leaning Dutch don’t particularly care for their tax money being used by leftists to censor conservatives. A must read.

My next column was an attack on the pretend-solidarity of the Socialist Party leadership. It claimed to be on the side of the oppressed but in practice always sided with dictators, provided these dictators opposed the United States. Hegeman didn’t like it. At all.

As she herself put it, she “just didn’t agree”.

‘And if I insist?’ I asked.

“Well, then we have a serious problem,” she replied. There it was, censorship raising its ugly head.

Now what was I going to do? I’d spent the weeks in between columns two and three thinking about that question. An obvious choice was to blow my top and hand in my resignation. But the more I thought about it, the more I was persuaded that there was a better way. I wasn’t going to get mad. I was going to get even. I was given a unique chance to show the Dutch viewing audience what really went on behind the scenes of Dutch public broadcasting’s flagship current affairs program, and I wasn’t about to walk away from it.

Where there had been merely speculation regarding bias, I was going to bring facts – cold hard facts, and plenty of them. From then on, every banned column, every politically correct statement, every e-mail, all the minutes from editorial meetings: every scrap of evidence would be filed, for use in a tell-all undercover story about leftwing bias and censorship in taxpayer-funded public broadcasting.

If a serious problem is what Hegeman wanted, a serious problem she was going to get.

Don’t miss this one. Click here for the entire article.

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