Lately, I have noticed that there is something fishy going on over at NBC. First, there was Medium. And in the beginning, the show intrigued me. However, a few episodes in they started to lay down the pro-life/pro-death penalty, we all go to heaven, conservative stance. That’s when I got a little wary. It seemed sneaky and I turn off immediately when I feel that someone is trying to fool me into seeing it their way. I find it a little cowardly.
Now, they have a show coming out called Revelations. I haven’t seen it yet, so I can’t really say much about it, but the broadcasting direction they’ve been moving in leaves me wondering. This one seems a bit more “hit you over the head” Christian but I kinda want to know who might be behind it all of this and why I hadn’t noticed before.
Someone recently mentioned they felt the show 24 was also very conservative. I haven’t ever seen it, so I can’t be the judge of that. I am curious, however, if this is indeed true.
That’s not to say I am anti-Christian or that I feel they have done something wrong. What bothers me is I am left wondering if they are somewhat disguising their beliefs, and instead inserting ideas into shows here and there subtly. Or, have they jumped on a bandwagon having decided that following our latest election, America has enough conservative Christians and they’re going to try and capitalize on this niche? Either way, I’d like to know what I’m getting myself into.
Maybe I am just hypersensitive to this. And I’m not for a second saying there is anything wrong with this line of broadcasting. I do realize that it’s impossible to hides one voice entirely behind something they themselves create, but if someone at NBC is consciously moving their programming into a more conservative direction, I guess it’d be nice for them to say so.