Saturday, February 16, 2008

Discovery Channel Refuses to Air "Taxi To The Dark Side"

Taxi to the Dark Side, a documentary about an innocent Afghan taxi driver tortured to death by U.S. officials at Bagram Air Base, has received wide critical acclaim since its debut in April at the Tribeca Film Festival. The New York Times' A.O. Scott said, "If recent American history is ever going to be discussed with the necessary clarity and ethical rigor, this film will be essential."Director Alex Gibney agreed to sell the rights of Taxi to the Discovery Channel because executives convinced him they would "give the film a prominent broadcast." Now, however, Discovery has dropped its plans to air the documentary because the film is too controversial.


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Anonymous said...

Golly gee willickers. What a surprise.

Expecting the Discovery Channel to air a show about Americans torturing people is like expecting the Stalin Channel to air a show about Siberian gulags.

You already know that the news and entertainment media are biased. Now you will find out why they are biased.