Sunday, April 16, 2006

More about baseball...

And the blatantly hypocritical nature of media nowadays. Always a fun combination.
A Pennsylvania television station in Wilkes-Barre declined to broadcast a minor league baseball game because it was being played on Good Friday.

WNEP-TV, which traditionally televises the home opener of the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons, said it wouldn't air Friday night's game against Norfolk at Lackawanna County Stadium.

"Good Friday is not an appropriate day for us to do that," C. Lou Kirchen, the station's president and general manager, said on a recent broadcast.

Instead, the station was to air local news, followed by the tabloid show "Inside Edition," an episode of "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" and then "Primetime," featuring an interview with Tom Cruise.

Good Friday is one of the most solemn days on the Christian calendar, when believers mark the crucifixion of Jesus.

Because what couldn't be MORE appropriate for the most solemn day on the Christian calendar than a tabloid show and Tom "I worship a science fiction author, and in my spare time I brainwash young actresses into bearing my children in the creepiest way possible" Cruise?

So, to review:

Wholesome All-American pastimes=BAD.
Pointless celebrity gossip and Scientology propaganda=GOOD.

So sayeth the Lord.


Blogger Ian McGibboney said...

Celebrity is the new religion, blasphemer!

Better dead than Red Baron, apparently...

April 16, 2006 5:27 PM  

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