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Tuesday, January 03, 2006

PBS RECANTS — SORT OF: Last fall, PBS ran an hour of anti-male propaganda disguised as a documentary, portraying fathers as batterers and child molesters who steal children from their mothers. Here's the key fact: numerous studies make clear that the vast majority of child abuse, parental murder of children, child neglect, and child endangerment are committed by mothers, not fathers. Nobody says there aren't abusive divorced dads out there; the problem with the PBS documentary was its claim that only fathers commit child abuse. Following a national firestorm of protest, PBS recently acknowledged the program's flaws. Major kudos to columnist and talk radio host Glenn Sacks for leading a spirited campaign to get PBS to commission a balanced (read: not mired in vicious feminist animus) hour-long documentary to allow "doctors, psychologists, judges, parent advocates and victims of abuse to have their perspectives shared, challenged and debated."