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Media Fiddles while U.S. Burns

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The unrest in Egypt is unsettling.   The possibility that the country could fall under the control of the Muslin Brotherhood would cause numerous dangerous problems.  The news media is in hyperdrive covering events in Cairo.  Unfortunately, what we are seeing on the nightly news and most cable outlets could be described as “all Egypt, all the time.”  As a result, the American public is being poorly served.

This is a seminal moment in the life of our country.  The actions taken by our elected representatives over the next few weeks are critical to our survival as a free and prosperous nation.

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February 10th, 2011 at 12:00 am

Bobble Heads vs. Wing Nuts

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The bobble heads who rule the two major political parties refer to outsiders as “wing nuts,” which is short for “right-wing nuts.”  No bobble head ever views a left-winger as a “nut.”  If so, he or she keeps quiet about it.   To do otherwise might make one appear  “extreme” and the left-wing bobble heads, which dominate the news media, would say or write mean things about them.

Bobble heads are those little plastic dolls that are images of major the political figures. They show up every election year on the dashboards and office desks of the party faithful.  Unfortunately, party leaders, behave in much the same way as these miniature  characters.   With the slightest breeze or movement, the heads of these dolls bob up and down on a spring.  They are incapable of nodding right to left as if saying “no.”   In fact, the party establishment seems incapable of saying “no” to anything proposed by the party’s top elected official, no matter how unreasonable or harmful an idea may be.     Read the rest of this entry »

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September 23rd, 2010 at 12:00 am

Open Letter to Fox’s Bill O’Reilly

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I am a fan.  I have purchased “factor gear” for my husband.  I record your television show and generally see at least half of the program every day. I admire your efforts to stand up for “the folks.”  It is little wonder that your show is the number one program out of all the cable news channels.

I thank you for your coverage on George Tiller and how he made his blood money.

However, in your effort to be fair, balanced and factual you often tie yourself up in knots on the issue of abortion and I beg you to reconsider the language you use in debating this issue in order to be consistent and clear while remaining on solid scientific ground. Read the rest of this entry »

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June 18th, 2009 at 12:00 am

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The Gospel According to Newsweek

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Christians believe that the Bible is “God-breathed,” handed down, unchanged throughout the ages by the Creator himself.

Then, along comes Newsweek. In next week’s cover story, “Our Mutual Joy,” Lisa Miller advocates for gay marriage and tells us that God really didn’t mean all those explicit pronouncements against homosexuality in his holy Word. Read the rest of this entry »

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December 11th, 2008 at 12:00 am

The Passing of a Broadcast Legend — An Opportunity for Truth

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The death of Tim Russert hit most people who work in the news media, or pay attention to the news, hard. His life was celebrated, not just on NBC where the affable host of Meet the Press hung his hat, but on all networks and news outlets.

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June 19th, 2008 at 12:00 am

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