I was doing a little research in the last week or two with the goal to answer a random question. My goal was to find out “who owns the NBA”? I started digging into that question and it lead me down quite a rabbit hole. Keep this thought in mind as we go through this blog post – it’s called television programming for a reason.
I began to research the question “who owns the NBA”. Sometimes the fine print is useful. If you visit NBA.com and scroll to the bottom of the website, you will see this notable disclaimer …
Pay close attention to this part …
NBA.com is part of Turner Sports Digital, part of the Turner Sports & Entertainment Digital Network.NBA.com
Turner Sports is named after the Southern Gentleman Ted Turner of course. Here is some key due diligence on Turner Sports. Most people do not know this …
Following AT&T’s acquisition of Time Warner in 2018, it was announced in March 2019 that the Turner Broadcasting System would be dissolved, and its assets dispersed into Warner Bros. and two new units. Turner Sports will be combined with CNN and AT&T SportsNet into a new division known as WarnerMedia News & Sports, led by CNN president Jeff Zucker.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turner_Sports
There you have it. CNN is part owner of the NBA because CNN owns a lot of the broadcasting rights and the NBA.com website. Now of course Adam Silver is the NBA Commissioner. Digging into Adam Silver I found something astonishing. Apparently others noticed this “trend” as well. Here are two incredible photos I found analyzing the religions of recent mainstream media executives. This is remarkable …
Now here at Virtuous Dreams I’m for people being hired on their own merit regardless of ther race / religious affiliation. If these employees are the most qualified for these positions then so be it. But I personally find it shocking that the mainstream media – whom love to accuse people of being racists – have organizational charts that look like this. The hypocrisy is nothing short of laughable when pointed out!
This trend of major media companies only hiring a specific type of person got me thinking about a topic. I want to talk about the modern day Pharisee. Jesus rebuked the Pharisees sharply and often in his day. How would we recognize a modern day Pharisee in our times? I want to have a look at some of the talking points to identifying a modern day Pharisee …
A Pharisee denies Christ is the Messiah
That’s an obvious conclusion. A Pharisee is not a Christian … yet. These are people whom do not accept the Christ as the Messiah. The Pharisees consider themselves experts in the law. Therefore I present these 44 prophecies of the Christ found in the Old Testament for their own benefit.
Then the Pharisees went out, and held a council against him, how they might destroy him.Matthew 12:14 KJV
Pharisees are Hypocrites
Have you ever seen a company accuse their enemies of being racist, then you look at their company organization chart and see that their employees are overwhelmingly the same race and religion? That’s what a hypocrite does.
Beware ye of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy.Luke 12:1 KJV
The Pharisees are Accusers
Ask America’s 45th President Donald J. Trump if the mainstream media has ever accused him of anything. The modern day mainstream media makes accusations all day every day.
Then went the Pharisees, and took counsel how they might entangle him in his talk.Matthew 22:15 KJV
The Pharisees are Blind Guides
Would the mainstream media ever try to guide us? Remember my point at the start of this blog post, it is called television programming for a reason. Programming is meant to guide your thought.
Here is mainstream media programming personified. Promote every pagan holiday. Hide the real holidays. Endorse bacon on everything. Celebrate LGBTQ Pride. Confuse the genders. Glorify feminism. Accuse their enemies of being racist. Hire everyone in the high ranks as the same race and religion. Hate true Christians. This is their ways.
Ye blind guides, which strain at a gnat, and swallow a camel.Matthew 23:24 KJV
Outward appearance means a lot to the Pharisee
The Mainstream Media wears lovely suits and ties on TV.
Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity.Matthew 23:28
Pharisees lock people out of heaven
Their ways are not Christian and they teach others to not be Christian.
But woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye shut up the kingdom of heaven against men: for ye neither go in yourselves, neither suffer ye them that are entering to go in.Matthew 23:13
And then it was clear to me …
The mainstream media are modern day Pharisees.