Why is Alecia Keys Stoking Racial Tensions on a Kids’ Channel?
ViacomCBS was formed last year by the merger (or re-merger, I should say) of CBS Corporation (owner of CBS, Showtime, and book publisher Simon & Schuster) and Viacom (owner of cable channels such as MTV and Nickelodeon, and. – more recently – the Garfield comic strip), two companies owned by the family of legendary movie theatre tycoon and media mogul Sumner Redstone (whose own father, Michael Redstone, founded the Showcase Cinemas chain in Norwood, Massachusetts). Since taking over his media empire, Redstone’s daughter Shari has decided to use it to promote her progressive point of view.
This is especially evident in a new special that Nickelodeon is airing about racism in America, which will serve as a revival of their old Nick News program. The special will be hosted by singer/songwriter Alecia Keys, a fanatical leftist who served as a performer for events such as the Women’s March during President Trump’s inauguration. More recently, Keys wrote an anti-police anthem called Perfect Way to Die in light of the tragic killing of George Floyd.
Variety talked about this in full detail:
Keys will lead a series of conversations with special guests, including: the co-founders of Black Lives Matter, Patrisse Cullors, Alicia Garza and Opal Tometi; teen activist Marley Dias, founder of the #1000BlackGirlsBook campaign; 12-year-old singer and viral sensation, Keedron Bryant; Ibram X. Kendi, author of “Antiracist Baby;” Jade Fuller, Nya Collins, Zee Thomas, Kennedy Green, Emma Rose Smith and Mikayla Smith, the Nashville, Tenn., teens who founded Teens4Equality; social media star Tabitha Brown and her family; and family therapist, Dr. George James.
Really? Do kids really have to get involved in social issues?
For the record, the original Nick News, which was hosted by Linda Ellerbee (another committed leftist), ran from 1992 until Ellerbee’s retirement in 2015. The previous installment tried to inject far-left lunacy into its programming as well. You would think that Nickelodeon would know that stuff like this would alienate conservative parents. But you’d be wrong. This is ViacomCBS we’re talking about, and they’ve recently used Nick as one of their propaganda platforms for Ms. Redstone’s progressive agenda.
Last year, I wrote about how the beloved comic-strip character Garfield would stick out like a sore thumb once he went into the Nickelodeon fold. And boy was I right, especially in light of recent events. You wonder why the network – as well as its parent company as a whole – is struggling?