“NBC was being a total secular-head.”
No doubt. It is all about ratings and getting that one quote that grabs the public’s attention.
So reporters know what their listeners want to hear - How was the trip? Was it really that awful on the cruise? What about those over flowing toilets?
Nice Christian people quoting the Bible isn’t going to make it on the 6 o’clock everning news. And I doubt that those quoting Buddha or the Koran would make it, either.
At least the news anchors might not think it will, but they are living in their own little solipsistic boxes. There is still a large minority of Americans who would find that an attractive note in a news story.