The news trending these days is “Fake News.” We all know that “Fake News” is the phony news stories you find on line, but I think we need to include in that category all the news networks as well. The news media in America is a poor excuse for news organizations. They gather the details on a story and then spin it in the manner in which will influence their viewers in a particular direction. According to the Washington Examiner most Americans agree that the News Media is bias.
Nearly three quarters of Americans believe the news media reports with an intentional bias, according to a new survey.
The 2015 State of the First Amendment Survey, conducted by the First Amendment Center and USA Today, was released Friday. It shows that only 24 percent of American adults agree with the statement that "overall, the news media tries to report the news without bias," while 70 percent disagree.
A recent PEW research found that the traditional method of news delivery has changed.
A January 2016 Pew Research Center survey found that just 5% of U.S. adults who had learned about the presidential election in the past week named print newspapers as their “most helpful” source – trailing nearly every other category by wide margins, including cable, local and national TV, radio, social media and news websites. (About one-third got at least some election news from a print paper, which again trailed nearly every other category.)
Fake news is another way of describing a narrative of an agenda put forth by a political worldview. I have enclosed a link to an article written by some “Evangelical authors” who have a problem with Christians voting for Trump. This campaign season has provided American’s with the most outlandish articles including this one from some Evangelical leaders.
In the America I grew up in, we were not made out to be a villain just for voting for a specific candidate, however it is quite different today. On Facebook, I have noticed Christian leaders posting articles that like the one I read recently comparing Hitler’s Germany to a Trump’s presidency. Really? These are Christian leaders in our community posting untrue fake news. I call it fake because you can’t compare Trump to Hitler, and even to suggest it seems irresponsible. I wish these Christian leaders would post more about God’s Kingdom to come than posting articles that create fear, anger and uncertainty.
It is one thing for the New York Times to write and post such things, but I am amazed when Christian leaders do it. Aren’t Christians to be about their Father’s business here on earth? If that being so, then why not post challenging articles that point people to Christ, and His Kingdom?
Personally, I think those who voted for Trump feel vindicated from the last eight years of President Obama. However the media won’t let Trump succeed, they will not give him a pass like they did for Obama over the past eight years. Their revenge against Trump for winning the election will be to create a false narrative about every thing he does. The media did this to President Bush by making him out to be a buffoon, something even David Letterman picked up on and for eight years played clips of Bush making grammatical mistakes. I have a problem with this kind of political arrogance. Speaking of arrogance, it has been seven months since I have darkened the door of a Target store, and I don’t plan to go back anytime soon. When a corporation disregards the safety of women and children for the sake of an immoral cause, they lost my business and respect. I don’t respect business leaders who think they can influence public opinion by making their bathrooms transgender friendly and be arrogant in the process. In the same way, I have no interest in watching any news on Network TV, because I don’t care about the opinions of the network news writers who assume Americans can’t think for themselves, this too is arrogant. The recent election proved them all wrong, but everyday since the election they continue to spin the news, (or fake the news) in order to discredit Trump. It helps me to remember that the last days will be days in which deception will run rampant, and people will try to influence others to abandon righteousness, and be arrogant in the process.
Revelation 13:16-18 - And he causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:
Revelation 21:8 - But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake, which burns with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.
Arrogance isn’t a quality that God supports. In fact the Bible says that He resists the proud and gives grace to the humble. I am convinced that on the day of a person’s death comes the greatest revelation of their lives. The big surprise will be the revelation that they lived their lives in a fake world with fake ideas. The real world is based in eternity with God, but they had invested everything in the fake world. It is a dilemma that all unsaved people will face when they think this fake world is everything. This world has nothing to offer you but fake ideas, and fake promises. Remember anything that is fake, is worthless.
Keeping it honest and truthful…K