The film was acquired and broadcast in February by PBS with tax dollars. PBS also gave the film a theatrical release, showed it on college campuses and promoted it for curricula used by for elementary and high school students.
As Breitbart News has reported, the film is agitation and propaganda on behalf of the violent 1960s and 1970s radical group the Black Panthers. Concerns about the film are not academic — Just this past weekend in Dallas, Texas, a group calling itself the “Huey P. Newton Gun Club” held an armed demonstration against Americans who were protesting an event by the radically anti-American Nation of Islam group.
This isn't 1966.
This is the last weekend in Dallas. pic.twitter.com/Z5lhxFqvcW
— Lee Stranahan (@stranahan) April 6, 2016
However, after the story about the film was reported in Breitbart News, our diligent readers sprang into action and contacted PBS with concerns about the film and it’s the police, anti-American message.
Breitbart readers got results.
In a blog post at the PBS website, the ombudsman for PBS discussed the impact Breitbart readers had, saying:
I got more than 80 emails. All critical. Many of them came in soon after the broadcast aired, and seemed to be in response to a detailed critique by Lee Stranahan, a writer whose work appeared on the conservative website Breitbart and who pointed out to his readers that if they had concerns about the journalistic integrity of PBS and the program they could write to me.
Because the film contains so many blatant falsehoods and deceptive filmmaking techniques, Breitbart News is taking the unusual step of thoroughly debunking the movie and letting our readers know exactly what’s being lied about, and the impact it’s having.