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PBS Sends Senior Editor As Presenter To CAIR Conference On 'Defaming Islam'
by Christine Brim
The news about NPR firing Juan Williams is opening the eyes of many in the media and public to the extraordinary rules of censorship that CAIR, other Muslim Brotherhood groups, and the "Establishment Left" impose to restrict free speech. But it's not just NPR that responds to CAIR's political pressure which may in itself be a violation of the Foreign Agents Registration Act. On October 9, 2010 – less than two weeks before NPR fired Williams on October 21 – the federally-funded sister agency Public Broadcasting System (PBS) sent Joel Schwartzberg, Senior Editor of PBS Interactive to be a presenter at the CAIR Leadership Conference preceding their 16th annual national banquet.
Here's a copy of the 36 page CAIR program for the conference and banquet (or click on the image below – 4 MB file size). Page 4 lists Schwartzberg in the 9:15 -10:45 a.m. session (Room B): "Becoming a Dynamic Public Speaker (Room B)." Page 6 provides Schwartzberg's biography under the title "CAIR Leadership Conference Trainers 2010." If Schwartzberg presented on his own initiative, he and PBS owe the public an explanation for his identification with PBS Interactive in the CAIR program, which gave the impression he was there as an official representative of the agency.
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