Monday, September 11, 2006

Political correctness, hypocrisy, and the media

Do you all know about veggie tales? They're a small cgi cartoon that has veggie characters recount Bible stories. The series is well over 10 years old, and has been selling nationwide for years now.

Evidently NBC wants to show the series on Saturday mornings, but under the condition that the Bible verse and explanation at the end is removed.

Phil Vischer, the creator of the show, initially agreed, and later found that NBC actually wanted all references to God removed. NBC fights for first amendment rights, but definitely does not want children to hear a reference to God on Saturday morning.

This is shameless pandering to political correctness. NBC has fought indecency regulations, their ability to drop the f-bomb on network TV, and were not exactly ready to show the dreaded Mohammed cartoons on the evening news. All of that is ok, but mention God - no way!

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