PBS Mis­re­mem­bers William F. Buck­ley Jr.

Imag­ine mak­ing a doc­u­men­tary about one of the 20th century’s lead­ing oppo­nents of the Ku Klux Klan — with­out ever talk­ing about the evil of the KKK itself.
If that sounds like mal­prac­tice, con­sid­er PBS’s new doc­u­men­tary on the life of William F. Buck­ley Jr.
“The Incom­pa­ra­ble Mr. Buck­ley,” the lat­est install­ment in the “Amer­i­can Mas­ters” series, has much to say about anti-Com­mu­nism but nev­er reck­ons with the mur­der­ous real­i­ty of Com­mu­nism itself.
In fail­ing to do so, pro­duc­er and direc­tor Ba …