Skip to comments.Comcast Boasts 'Diversity,' on and off Camera
Posted on 05/04/2012 3:11:13 AM PDT by Kaslin
The new frontier just keeps arriving. New York magazine reports NBC programming chief Robert Greenblatt has given the go-ahead for a new sitcom called "The New Normal." NBC's new normal is about two gay men who start a family using a surrogate. Greenblatt is apparently so enamored with the concept that he's strongly considering having the 20th Century Fox TV-produced sitcom launch by August, following NBC's broadcast of the summer Olympics.
The show comes from Ryan Murphy, the gay creator of "Glee," "American Horror Story," and "Nip/Tuck." This is only part of a growing Comcast/NBC Universal campaign promoting homosexuality.
In April, gays were delighted that NBC's "Saturday Night Live" made history by adding their first lesbian featured player to the cast, Kate McKinnon. She came over from the Logo network's "Big Gay Sketch Show," where she played memorable characters such as Fitzwilliam, the self-loathing boy who longed for a "magical, enchanted vagina."
Ah, the new normal. The annual honors of the Point Foundation were held on April 16. The foundation aims to provide "financial support, mentoring, leadership training, and hope to meritorious students who are marginalized due to sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression." They gave their Inspiration Award to Focus Features -- owned, like NBC, by Comcast -- for "championing respect and inclusion of the LGBT community."
At that event, the foundation announced that NBC Universal Diversity and Inclusion and the employee-affinity group Out at NBC Universal have created a scholarship with Point Foundation for an LGBT scholar pursuing a career in film, television, or broadcast/digital journalism. This is cozy, since Chris Baker, NBC Universal vice president for information technology, also serves on the Point Foundation's Board of Regents.
From May 4 to 6, Comcast and NBC Universal are also the top "platinum sponsors" of the Pink and Purple Weekend thrown by the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force in Washington, D.C.
The event includes some Pink and Purple Recognition Awards. They will honor filmmaker Dee Rees for her lesbian coming-of-age film "Pariah" -- from Comcast's Focus Features. They're also recognizing Latino activists and PR operatives Ingrid Duran and Catherine Pino, who through their firm, D&P Creative Strategies, have also been ... lobbyists for Comcast. Back scratch, back scratch.
Comcast is once again a major backer of the "Equality Forum" in their hometown of Philadelphia from May 3 to 6, billed as the world's largest "LGBT summit." Attendees can start the party with a welcome party hosted by the group "Out at NBC Universal." The Forum's website urges attendees to "Kick off Equality Forum with NBC 10 and NBC Universal." Raffle prizes include tickets for "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" and local prizes from NBC 10.
Their International Equality Dinner on May 5 will have MSNBC anchor Thomas Roberts as the master of ceremonies and honors NBC Universal with its International Business Leadership Award. As part of that familiar pattern, Craig Robinson, NBCU executive vice president and chief diversity officer, will appear to receive the back-scratching donor honor.
The schedule of events over the weekend includes a "National Religious Colloquy" with a special emphasis on reforming the Roman Catholic Church. Other libertine-left panels have such titles as "Federal Efforts to Achieve Safer Schools," "Claiming Queer Space In a Blue Collar Town," "The Pink Revolution: Bringing Change from Within," and "Expanding Us: The Experience of TransMen in Butch Communities." There's also one in keeping with NBC's newest sitcom -- "Baby Making in the 21st Century: Assisted Reproduction Options."
In a corporate declaration of "Our Commitment to LGBT Communities," Comcast boasts that "we've been a longtime supporter of Equality Forum's annual conference and initiatives." They also proclaim they are "proud supporters of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation and their annual Media Awards around the country." Last fall, when President Obama spoke to the annual gala of the Human Rights Campaign, Comcast was listed as a gold sponsor, and NBC Universal was a silver sponsor.
In March of 2011, Comcast created a Joint External Diversity Advisory Council not only to achieve "diversity" in hiring and contracting but also through programming and "philanthropy and community investment." The council meets twice a year, a collage of four, nine-member Diversity Advisory Councils representing the interests of blacks, Hispanics, Asian-Americans, and women. The joint council also has members representing veterans, Native Americans, people with disabilities, and the LGBT advocates. Mark Segal, publisher of the Philadelphia Gay News and an alternate delegate to this year's Democratic convention, is their representative.
Try being a Christian heterosexual working at this place. Tolerance, my foot.
How far America’s fallen...
How far, America has fallen. Sad point
Yet another reason not to do business with Comcast.
I can get better “Diversity” out of box of Crayola 64 Crayons. These people simply suck!
Alas, there’s no alternative here. Commiecast has a 100% monopoly on Net/CATV access.
True, but unfortunately, the alternative for high-speed internet in my area is far worse (Centurylink).
“How far Americas fallen...”
It isn’t just the anti-Christian left that has fallen; I find myself wishing there were more Muslims here to fix this. I have no misconceptions about why we are at war with Islam: the left is trying to force their anti-Christian politically correct BS on them. The Afghan government we fabricated (you know, the one that doesn’t even exist outside of the capital) has a number of seats set aside for female lawmakers. We wouldn’t even allow that here (yet).
As long as we are net importers of Muslims there is hope; they helped save Spain from Communism in 1936.
Given that the PC crowd has wrested control of all large companies, I must say I enjoy watching them go under. I’d rather buy cheap Asian junk in a dollar store than support the PC agenda of large businesses.
Sorry, muslims are NOT the answer to anything, except death and destruction for everything they touch. They have a 1,400yr history of that. I’d rather have Conservatives standing with me, as we fall fighting the leftists. At least I’ll die on my feet, rather than on my knees, tied-up, being beheaded.
“Id rather have Conservatives standing with me, as we fall fighting the leftists. At least Ill die on my feet, rather than on my knees, tied-up, being beheaded.”
I guess I’m just at a point where I have more in common with a Muslim than with the American left. What is their abortion death toll at this point? The Muslims are probably approaching their 100th abortion since the death of Mohammed; however crazy & violent they are, they are closer to the Judeo-Christian values I grew up with.
If the left had their way you wouldn’t be tied up & beheaded; you would never have been born.
They didn’t, and I was born.
Now, *I* have a choice, and it doesn’t include murderous, subhuman muslim/islamist filth, in any way, shape or form in America’s present or future.
“Now, *I* have a choice, and it doesnt include murderous, subhuman muslim/islamist filth, in any way, shape or form in Americas present or future.”
I see your point, but your government (both parties) don’t; they’re importing them by the planeload/boatload. I’m curious to see how the left deals with them; Muslims are quite resistant to assimilation.
It’s all about as entertaining as an open, oozing wound.
it's been tried before and we ended up with the ECUSA, Mormons, Unitarians, Harry Camping etc...
I have experienced that “diversity” while trying to deal with their Customer Service department. I found the rocks out in my back yard exhibit a higher I.Q. and are more responsive.
How special. (sarcasm)
A sitcom about two homosexual men who start a family using a surrogate. My, how creative!!! (more sarcasm)
And the show’s title is “The New Normal”. How about that clever title, as a hint to how normal it is nowadays to have homosexual men raising a family. (even more sarcasm)
Wow, is this our great new “Must See TV” from NBC coming soon?????
Of course, if asked, all would deny that they are pushing homosexuality or trying to normalize it. But in such case, why would you have a sitcom on such a subject?