NBC cancelled for Golden Globes?
NBC is in hot water. Turns out that the Golden Globes, a yearly awards show put on by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, might be racist.
According to the Los Angeles Times "The 87-member group has not had a Black member in more than 20 years,"
As you can imagine this gives NBC a fast pass right to the front of the cancel culture line.
You might think that a network so quick to cancel Megyn Kelly for defending black face on Halloween would be quick to cancel themselves.
Instead NBC is taking a page from Facebook and Twitter by saying something very similar to a Section 230 defense.
"These executives point out that NBCUniversal does not own the Golden Globes and that it should not be responsible for the behavior of individual HFPA members."
It seems as if, suddenly, some of the NBC executives want to treat NBC as a platform and not a publisher. Very convenient, but you can see why. They simply paid Dick Clark Productions for the rights to air the Golden Globes, they don't exactly produce the Golden Globes. An understandable mistake. Right?
This exposes a greater problem. One I have been saying for a long time. All platforms are in some way publishers, because there is no neutrality. Section 230 which is part of the Communications Decency Act of 1996 allows for platforms to not be legally responsible for the content that is posted by users on their website.
But the problem with this is that all platforms curate content in some way.
Everyone has a blasphemy law.
- Facebook bans what they deem fake news, gun sales and ads, while paying lots of money for exclusive Facebook Watch content that they publish.
- Gab bans pornography.
- Amazon bans homosexual conversion therapy books and documentaries with certain black Supreme Court justices.
And LOOR will ban nudity in creators' productions, and irresponsible uses of bad words and blasphemy. A lot of people ask us about censorship, especially since one of our favorite things to say is, at LOOR, you can "Love God, and Make What You Want."
The truth is, everyone has a religion. Violations of that religion requires stepping away from being a pure platform. It requires enforcement of the companies own commandments. Every religion puts limits on speech. Only certain religions value freedom of speech at all.
NBC has the right to air the Golden Globes and not air Christian or Conservative content; the key is to just embrace who they are. Let people know exactly what they will and will not allow, with courage.
Because LOOR sure will.
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