Ken Burns Laughably Claims He’s Always Been ‘Straight Down the Middle’ and ‘Non-Partisan’


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<p>Appearing on Thursday&rsquo;s <em>CBS This Morning</em>, liberal PBS filmmaker Ken Burns absurdly argued: <strong>&ldquo;I&rsquo;ve spent my entire professional life being straight down the middle, non-partisan. Just trying to tell American facts. I try, in public television, to reach all audiences.&rdquo;</strong> He made that declaration despite being on the show to promote his anti-Donald Trump crusade in the 2016 campaign.</p>

<p>At the top of the segment, a clip played of a recent politically-charged commencement speech Burns delivered at Stanford University on June 12: &ldquo;You must do everything you can to defeat the retrograde forces that have invaded our democratic process, divided our house. To fight against...the dictatorial tendencies of the candidate with zero experience...&rdquo; Co-host Charlie Rose observed:<strong> &ldquo;Filmmaker Ken Burns was both passionate and political....but it marks a departure.&rdquo;</strong></p>

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