I’ll tell you what happened to it, it got hijacked by the PC crowd who transformed what was once a warm, inclusive, tolerant program into an agenda based program that treats Christians with sniggering contempt.
Here’s an example. On Christmas morning, the program reported on everything around the Christmas season but failed to make note of Jesus Christ or the Christian version of what Christmas is.
A friend of mine, loyal to the show, noted that Charles Osgood did sing a Christmas song. True, he did. He sang I’ll be Home for Christmas, which the program correctly described as a “Yuletide tide classic.” Correct because my ancestors pagan ritual of leaping over a burning log (Hence the Yuletide) has nothing to do with the birth and mission of the Christ child.
I’ll be Home for Christmas has nothing to do with the meaning or the purpose of Christmas in much the same way that really good Chinese carry-out has nothing to do with the Dali Lama or a delicious hot pastrami on rye has to do with Hanukah.
Then they trotted out a story about Hanukkah “Menorahs: let there be light. A look at the history and artistry of a Hanukkah tradition.” An another feature on non-Christian beliefs one “The Dalai Lama on seeking joy: Looking beyond religion and national boundaries, the spiritual leader says seeking commonality - with as little as a smile - can solve the world’s divisions”
Okay fine. Eastern religion and Judaism. No problem. So why not give a third to the birth of Christ? How difficult would that be….two words…..Jesus Christ… but not a mention was made of him or his effect on the human race and our history.
It’s not like they ran out of time and couldn’t possibly mention Christian Christmas. They did stories on Boys Town, actor Adam Driver, another on a water tank’s sonic splendors from around the world, a few moments about nature, a piece about a “The Cheese Nun” and something about Poinsettias.
The program noted the weeks passing of “Three inspiring individuals” ….let me take that out of PC terms and write it in plain English for you, they noted the passing of three women, leaving out all men, or 50% of the world’s population.
There’s a reason for CBS choosing all women for their short list of inspiring individuals. It’s what intolerant liberal progressives do; divide and conquer. They refuse to see people as individuals but instead divide and subdivide certain people into their types of groups. Doing that makes it easier to create those groups into victims of society as needed. And that’s why you’ll see a secular progressive group made up of straight white Christian males. According to the lefts rule, those men are victimizers and never victims.
Anyway, the three inspiring women included Zsa Zsa Gabor. Why or to whom the nine times divorced-cop slapping Zsa Zsa Gabor is inspiring to anyone is a mystery to me.
Their second choice for inspiring individuals was a women China Machado, a model and professional girlfriend whose life mantra was “I think it’s crucial to be happy.”…she thought it was crucial, she wasn’t sure.
The third choice was semi-inspirational. Cindy Stowell was a champion on the TV show “Jeopardy” and then she died. Her family contributed her winnings to cancer research.
Despite CBS’s inability to find inspiring men who died that same week…oh let’s face it, they didn’t even look for men…..a whole bunch of impressive men did, in fact, die last week. Here’s a partial listing
George Michael, British singer (Wham!) and songwriter ("Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go", "Careless Whisper", "Faith")
Eliseo Subiela, Argentine film director (Man Facing Southeast, The Adventures of God).
Richard Adams, British author (Watership Down)
Felix Krivin, 88, Ukrainian-Israeli writer and poet
Gil Parrondo, 95, Spanish art director and production designer (Patton, Nicholas and Alexandra, Travels with My Aunt), Oscar winner (1971, 1972).
Edwin Reinecke, U.S. Representative (1965–1969) and Lieutenant Governor of California (1969–1974).
Bronson Thayer, banker and civil leader
Meto Jovanovski, Macedonian writer.
Tim Pitsiulak, Canadian artist.
Heinrich Schiff, Austrian cellist.
Piers Sellers, British astronaut and meteorologist, pancreatic cancer.
William Abitbol, French politician.
Carlos Averhoff, Cuban jazz saxophonist.
Bodil Kaalund (da), Danish painter.
Solomon Levy, Mayor of Gibraltar (2008–2009).
Andre Martel, member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives (1998–2002, since 2012).
Ruud Merx, Dutch musical composer and trombonist (Johann Strauss Orchestra).
Andrés Rivera, Argentine writer.
Kenneth Snelson, sculptor (Needle Tower, Six Number Two)
Franca Sozzani, Italian journalist, Editor-in-chief of Vogue Italia (since 1988).
Robert Tucker, American dancer and choreographer (Shenandoah).
Sir Dwight Venner, Vincentian banker.
Miruts Yifter, Ethiopian long distance runner, Olympic champion (1980),
Welington de Melo, Brazilian mathematician.
Sidney Drell, American physicist.
Weston Noble, music educator and conductor
Toby Hemenway, author and educator
El Hortelano, Spanish painter
Patrick Jenkin, Baron Jenkin of Roding, 90, British politician, Secretary of State for Social Services (1979–1981), Industry (1981–1983), and Environment (1983–1985).
Archie Miyatake, Japanese photographer.
Lionel Blue, British rabbi, journalist and broadcaster,
Hugh Iltis, Czechoslovakian-born American botanist
Andrei Karlov, Russian diplomat, Ambassador to Turkey (since 2013)
Anupam Mishra, Indian author, journalist and environmentalist.
Larry Que, Filipino newspaper publisher and columnist
Aleksander Shlepyanov, Russian screenwriter and art expert
Arve Bringaker Norwegian art historian.
Enrique Cirules, Cuban writer.
Brendan J. Dugan, academic administrator, President of St. Francis College (since 2008).
Bobby Guanzon, Filipino journalist and politician, cardiac arrest.
Sata Isobe, Japanese volleyball player, Olympic champion (1964).
Vibeke Knudsen, Norwegian diplomat, ambassador to Colombia (2009–2016).
Jack V. Lunzer, Belgian-born British industrial diamond merchant and museum curator (Valmadonna Trust Library).
Léo Marjane, 104, French singer.
Gustavo Quintero, Colombian singer-songwriter.
Heinz Ulzheimer, German athlete, Olympic bronze medalist (1952).
Sven Zetterberg, Swedish blues musician.
Diplomats, groundbreaking academics, artists, writers of acclaim, magnificent sports figures…and CBS chose Zsa Zsa Gabor but also chose to not mention anything about the Christian celebration of Christ’s birth.
Of course none of this was a mistake. Rather it is part of the left’s war on Christianity which the main line media holds in contempt. For them Christianity is not the religion that was used to build our national moral code and push our culture forward. No, for them Christians and Christianity is the stuff of superstitious whose churches pews are filled with the perpetually deluded, the ignorant and the bigoted.
The lefts mission, backed by overzealous activist judges and pushed by programs like CBS Sunday Morning, is to push America and her people as far away moral values as they can.
Primarily what they oppose is an absolute moral order that Christianity demands of its followers, like the recognition of things as absolutely evil or absolutely good. The left hates that because their success depends upon their success in pushing all things moral into a vast grey area where there is no sin of virtue and most importantly of all, no judgement that they don’t control.