Poor NBC- tryin' to do the right thing....

Fox News and others made a point to illuminate the fact that the video montage NBC ran during the US OPEN golf game deleted the part of the children's recital of the pledge of allegiance that said one nation under god. OH Boy..... What a shameful thing for NBC to do. They were trying to do the right thing after many requested the edit. But the backlash by god-fearing do gooders make an apology necessary.

What a crock of shite!

 

 

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Comment by Galen on June 21, 2011 at 12:29am
Right before seeing this post, I had just tweeted @nbc that they were a bunch of fucking cowards for that apology.  Assholes.
Comment by Ed on June 21, 2011 at 8:15am
I think sometimes atheists have a cowardly attitude about their atheism. Perhaps if more of us come out of the closet and are vocal we can up the ante on our society's desire to shove god down our throat at every opportunity.
Comment by Bryan B on June 21, 2011 at 8:25am

Unfortunately for us we are a minority and money talks. In a case such as NBC Christians make up the largest chunk of viewers and viewers=advertising money. They didn't back down because they are cowardly they backed down because the viewership is too big to risk losing any of.

It's like politicians, they will take a stand on anything they think will get them elected, whether they actually support the issue/policy or not.

Comment by Ed on June 21, 2011 at 10:50am

Perhaps at the corporate level Christain-based companies send money to the networks (ie advertising) but everyday viewers don't give um a dime unless you consider their ratings a form of payment.

I wish we as atheists had a collective financial pool to use for buying "infomercials." Would the networks go for it or consider it too risky?

Comment by Robert Karp on June 21, 2011 at 10:54am

NBC - sellouts. dislike

 

Comment by Andrew Hess on June 21, 2011 at 11:50am
How could you not consider ratings a form of payment? Higher ratings equal more expensive advertising spots. This is not complicated stuff.
Comment by Galen on June 26, 2011 at 10:41pm
We are a minority but "non-believers" are a larger minority than MANY minorities who have clout.  We just need to be open, unafraid, unapologetic and ORGANIZED.  We could be a powerhouse of resistance!

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