PBS is "publicly funded" but it has lied about may important issues. Earlier in the year, there were several PBS lies about Bernie that I saw.
How do I know? Because I was very familiar with Bernie and his platform and what his tax plan really was. Also, what a huge number of independent financial experts said of how his tax plan would affect Americans of various income brackets. And, PBS had a lot of false info.
And, as shown here, it misleads or at least edits to promote a view.