Media Watch, only you can’t, you know, watch it

Terry Frank notes some inconsistency in how the local NBC affiliate decides what you should have access to:

OK. Letís get this straight. A show that depicts Christianity in a bad light is a viewer decision. An ad that questions a union boss is censored.

You can make your own decisions about a show but not an ad.

One Response to “Media Watch, only you can’t, you know, watch it”

  1. tgirsch says:

    Well, several key differences here. First, the local affiliate has more control over what ads they run than what network shows they run. Second, and more importantly, a TV show is fiction on its face, whereas a political ad is not. Third, the viewing audience can easily find out the subject matter of the shows being broadcast, whereas they have no way of knowing what ads are going to be broadcast, thus making the former a much more legitimate “viewer choice” than the latter.

    And finally, a nit. Anyone who thinks that The Book of Daniel portrayed Christianity in “a negative light” obviously never watched the show, which was overwhelmingly pro-Christian (if not puritanical).