Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Two weeks of "Free Speech" on CBS, still no Democrats or progressives

The nightly "Free Speech" segment of the September 18 broadcast of the CBS Evening News with Katie Couric featured author Irshad Manji commenting on Pope Benedict XVI's recent remarks, in which the pope quoted a 14th-century Byzantine emperor who referred to Islam as "evil and inhuman." Since "Free Speech" began on the CBS Evening News on September 5, CBS has featured three Republicans or conservatives, but not one progressive pundit or Democrat, as Media Matters for America has documented. Read more

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