Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Where did the real Newscasters Go?

Blogging is not one of my prioirities of life. Yet, as I see it, a blog allows for self expression. There is a reason why I have deliberately chosen to not blog for almost a month, that reason is, "I have been watching and listening."
Personally, I prefer for my blog to focus on spiritual, ethical, and even moral matters. After watching the events on the national political scene, there are many things which are good and bad, great and sad, as well as other things which demand our attention.
It has been interesting to watch the development in National Political arena.

Finally, the veil has been pulled back and all of America has become a witness to the "Liberal Bias" of the National Media. To watch and listen to the ABC ("A Barack Channel"), NBC ("Noone but Barack Channel"), MSNBC ("McCain Stinks, Negate Barack's Critics"), or others leaves one to clearly understand one simple truth; "the national press is no longer a reporter of the news, but has become a well-oiled machine for promoting the liberal agenda in our nation."

While Mr. Obama has been on the "trail" for over a year, he has received less scrutiny than Mrs. Palin has in one month. It is a sad day for America when a plain talking, person next door gets the third degree while a polished politician gets a free ride.

Personally, I have been thankful for Fox News. Case in point; "Last night on the news I saw a clip which was cut short by "some" networks, but played in full by Fox. The cut short version looked bad for the McCain-Palin ticket while the full clip conveyed an entirely different message.

My prayer is that the citizen (voters) of this great land will not allow the liberal bias of the media to sway their vote, but that they will seek beyond this tanished brand of coverage offered today and discover for themselves the truth behind the candidates (Obviously, we will not get the truth from some of the more recognized media outlets). I applaud MSMBC for making a few changes to attempt to regain some hint of objectivity. After all, isn't that what a news organization is suppose to do? Be objective and report the news without prejudice or opinion? Many "shouting shows" exist for the purpose of opinions. (By the way, just because one person can outscream another while in front of a camers does NOT necessarily make the loud screamer correct.)

Just as surely as this country needs some real STATESMEN to stand up for the country, this country also needs some real NEWS REPORTERS. As we all know, a STATESMAN is one who puts country above his personal agenda and does what is right, regardless of the next election. A News Reporter is one who reports what happens without the commentary.

Wonder where these men and women have gone?

2 comments:

  1. Brother,

    Thank you for allowing me to comment on your blog.

    Are you watching the same TV that I am? You accuse the "other" networks of being "biased" (which is probably correct, everyone is biased in one way or amother). Are you suggesting, then, that Fox is "unbaised"? Surely not! The key is to watch a liitle bit of ALL of the networks and then use your own discernment. Too many Christians watch ONLY FOX and then think they have a "fair and balanced" view of the world! Concerning "shouting shows" have you watched O'Reilly and Hannity lately? (BTW did you hear O'Reilly say that since he interviewed Obama that he has a "new respect" for the man?).

    Obama gets a "free ride"? You've got to be kidding! He has been called every name in the book and derided in all venues. Regardless of what you think about Palin, you can't say that Obama is getting a "free ride". I would love to see some proof to that!

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  2. Doug,

    You called me "brother" and now having read your only two comments to my many blogs, it would seems that your intent is to "straighen me out" and not necessarily speak as a true "brother". Candidly, this will be my one and only response--because I don't have the time to banter with someone who obviously has such liberal tendencies (this is a statement I back up by the 2 comments you have written to my blog)...

    About the bias...Well "YOUR personal key" may be to watch "a little bit of it all" so that you can form your opinion of the news, truthfully, I haven't the time nor the desire to watch it ALL...Just to be clear, I don't particularly think Fox is totally unbiased, but it is my belief (and I still have the right to believe) that they make an attempt to be "Fairer" than the other media outlets. And yes most certainly, I believe that believers should pick and choose what they see and hear. I believe this is a principle which the Bible teaches.

    Shouting shows; I am with you about O'Reilly and Hannity. Maybe they and I agree from the conservative side of the pendulum but I don't really watch THEIR shouting shows. It is my belief that these shows disrespect the truth, the listener, and the panel member. Whether to the left or to the right is of no consequence, it is an insult to us all and demonstrates just how far we have fallen from a civilized nation.

    Finally, the two questions which stick out in your "high velocity" comments are; "Are you watching the same TV that I am?" and "Obama gets a free ride?" I guess we are NOT watching the same TV if you think that Mr. Obama has been put through the wringer as has Mrs. Palin. If you are indeed watching the same TV as I, you will no doubt, have seen the barage of ongoing attacks at Mrs. Palin.

    Here are my questions about Barack;
    When has his connection to Muslim been completely examined? (The Associated press simply release a photocopy of a document) When has the true extent of his liberal actions been under scrutiny? (The congressional records plus the fact of claiming the distinction for the most liberal Senator in Congress) Who has taken him to task over his views on abortion and the homosexual agenda? When is Mr. Obama going to be fully investigated for his relationship to Bill Ayers?

    The list of questions go on and on about him which are not being addressed in the "mainstream" media. Now Doug, you can feel free to vote to hand this nation over to this man, but as for me, our nation's security is my #1 priority right now. I do believe Mr. Obama is being babied by some of of the media, perhaps you can make the case that each network has their "favorite son" that they "take it easy on"---and I won't argue with you.

    You seem to be big on PROOF. Were I to take the time, it is my belief that I could prove everything which I write or say. So let me end by saying, "if I took the time, gave you paper, page, and note, I suspect you would not believe it.

    In the final analysis, I hope our next president is not someone who believes we can kill unborn babies on a whelm, that homosexuality is a "civil rights" issue, that the best way to protect this country is by disarmament, that kindergarteners should be taught sex education (I've read the bill), or that cutting and running from the battlefield is the right and honorable thing to do.

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