Public Broadcasting Showcases Christian Right's Fake American History
If key Democratic Party political advisers buy into junk science based public health policies, and Democratic politicians support such policies, why shouldn't the Public Broadcasting System air a documentary, on church-state separation with junk, falsified American history ?
How does the Christian right advance its ideology and agenda, through electoral cycles and even when the movement's political influence, in Washington, appears (on the surface at least) to be on the wane ?
Well, covertly of course.
Or in some cases, when few are paying much attention, quite overtly.
But, we're not living in the old Soviet Union. It's not OK to use American taxpayer dollars to promote ideologically tendentious junk science, nor is it OK for taxpayer money to promote falsified versions of American history. But as Daniel Patrick Moynihan once said, "everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts". Falsified history, or falsified science, are just that: fake, and conservative evangelical Christians cannot in good faith support fake history or fake science, nor can PBS officials get away, in the end, with underwriting fake history.