April 16, 2006

 

What Would Jesus View?

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...This story isn’t so much controversial or thought-provoking as much as it is confusing.
...Television station WNEP in northeastern Pennsylvania has a tradition of airing the home-opener of the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons, the AAA affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies. This year’s home-opener, however, fell on Good Friday. That caused the station to rethink televising the baseball game and offer programming that was more appropriate for a day as holy as that which signifies the day when Jesus Christ was crucified.
...When asked about the potential for televising the game, station president and general manager C. Lou Kirchen said, “Good Friday is not an appropriate day for us to do that.”
...Instead of airing a blasphemous baseball game, WNEP opted to air more pious programming such as the tabloid show Inside Edition, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, and Primetime featuring an interview with noted Scientologist Tom Cruise.
...There’s no word yet on the station’s Christmas line-up.
Source: Fox Sports

3 Comments:

Blogger Legally Insane said...

concerning controversy (whether political, religious, environmental, economical, racial, or otherwise), is the new strategy to confuse even more rather than to clarify?

i think that is genius because all i can do is scratch my head in bewilderment...

April 17, 2006  
Blogger amy said...

I'm still wondering why "The Ten Commandments" is shown on Easter on network television, and once I figure that out, I'll work on why baseball was put aside for Extreme Makeover.

Yikes.

April 17, 2006  
Blogger J.P. said...

DL, the confusion approach might be an effective form of intimidation if used properly, especially if it’s used in politics, religion, environmental policy, economics, or racial ways. Consider this: If a person is bombarded with dozens of ideas that make little sense to them, there’s a good chance that they’ll stop questioning the substance to what is being said. Those people who dissect and analyze what is actually being said will always be able to discern the nonsensical information, but those who take everything at face value might not want to bother studying the verbiage, opting to throw up their hands and say, “Whatever you say. You sound pretty smart.”

Amy, the only thing that I can figure on the constant airing of The Ten Commandments is that Charlton Heston’s royalty checks are somehow less than other actors.

Either that or the networks are suggesting that not enough Americans are following any of the commandments, even the ones that cross over into the secular world (i.e., thou shall not kill, thou shall not bear false witness against their neighbor). If that’s the case, I might have to agree with them.

April 18, 2006  

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