Here’s the Deal: The Media Manipulates – We Can’t Capitulate

Barb Wire

A “Cruz” missile exploded at last week’s Republican debate on “BSNBC’s” most-watched program in 30 years. While maintaining a right spirit, may all of us follow the example of Senator Ted Cruz who reached the tipping point and decided to speak out regarding ongoing and escalating media bias towards conservatives and traditional values.

In case you missed it, let me replay what occurred as incompetent and mean-spirited moderators displayed their arrogance and received the pushback and humiliation they richly deserved. May this episode be a “first shot over the bow” in exposing what is so obvious to many of us and yet masses remain ignorant of how pervasive this unfairness is in the media today.

Our unashamedly born again brother said the following:

The questions that have been asked so far in this debate illustrate why the American people don’t trust the media. This is not a cage match. And if you look at the questions – ‘Donald Trump are you a comic book villain?’ ‘Ben Carson, can you do math?’ ‘John Kasich, will you insult two people over here?’ ‘Marco Rubio, why don’t you resign?’ ‘Jeb Bush, why have your numbers fallen?’

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How about talking about the substantive issues that people care about? The contrast is with the Democratic debate, where every fawning question from the media was, ‘Which of you is more handsome and wise?’ Let me be clear: The men and women on the stage have more ideas, more experience, more common sense than every participant in the Democratic debate!

His words emboldened the other candidates who also spoke up when they had their turn. Senator Rubio addressed ever-present media bias. Governor Christie called out the moderators for raising a stupid question about fantasy football… “Wait a second, we have $19 trillion in debt, people out of work, we have ISIS and al Qaeda attacking us and we’re talking about fantasy football? Can we stop?!”

A reporter for USA TODAY, Rem Rieder, stated afterwords GOP accusations that “the media is deeply infected with liberal bias” and “often the attacks on the media are nonsense.” Yet this time things were so blatant even he admitted there’s truth to the claim.

May God use this experience to awaken scores to mainstream media’s meanness and manipulation today. Last week’s debate simply validated this fact as the clever moderators fired questions which were condescending, cruel and contentious. With a few exceptions, we no longer have historic, objective journalism in America. It’s gone!

Journalism’s icon, Ted Koppel, who was anchor of Nightline for decades stated recently in TIME Magazine we’ve entered a different era. In the interview he expressed that we are seeing “the end of neutral news.”  He was asked, “Could a show like the old Nightline exist today?”  “Apparently not” he responded.

CBS legendary anchorman, Dan Rather, has a movie in theaters presently entitled “Truth” dealing with an episode in his past journalistic career. Let’s face the fact that we are now living in a time prophesied in Isaiah 59:14, “So justice is driven back, and righteousness stands at a distance; truth has stumbled in the streets, and honesty cannot enter.”

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