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This blog will be written from an orthodox Christian point of view. There may be some topic that is out of bounds, but at present I don't know what it will be. Politics is a part of life. Theology and philosophy are disciplines that we all participate in even if we don't think so. The Bible has a lot to say about economics. How about self defense? Is war ethical? Think of all the things that someone tells you we should not touch and let's give it a try. Everything that is a part of life should be an expression of worship.

Keep it courteous and be kind to those less blessed than you, but by all means don't worry about agreeing. We learn more when we get backed into a corner.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Opus 2014-249: Headlines: A Perfect Example of Media Bias

If I didn’t know better, I would think this was news.

“Eric Holder Jr., the nation's first black U.S. attorney general, is preparing to announce his resignation Thursday after a tumultuous tenure marked by civil rights advances, national security threats, reforms to the criminal justice system and 5 1/2 years of fights with Republicans in Congress.”

Having a memory that extends beyond my last tweet, I recognize it for baloney, not news.  Consider the source, NPR News.

This is a perfect example of media bias.  When one of the worst Attorney General’s of all time is about to move on to the gravy machine of being a lobbyist, he is hailed as a paragon of virtue and integrity.  This is how the partisan hack and race baiter is lauded for his response to the recent police action against a violent, drugged suspected robber.

“Five years later, violence erupted between police and protesters in Ferguson, Mo., after a white policeman killed an unarmed black 18-year-old. And this time, the White House dispatched Holder to speak his piece, in effect jump-starting that conversation and helping to settle nerves in the frayed community.”

And in regard to his “civil rights advances” we read,

“Holder most wants to be remembered for his record on civil rights: refusing to defend a law that defined marriage as between one man and one woman; suing North Carolina and Texas over voting restrictions that disproportionately affect minorities and the elderly; launching 20 investigations of abuses by local police departments; and using his bully pulpit to lobby Congress to reduce prison sentences for nonviolent drug crimes. Many of those sentences disproportionately hurt minority communities.”

We don’t read about the repeated coverups and uses of his office to advance the Obama vision.  We don’t have a long description of Fast and Furious.  We are told he is noble, principled and the victim of those nasty Republicans.

Unfortunately this is not a humor magazine.  This is NPR, paid for by your tax money.

homo unius libri


  1. I think what both saddens and scares me is knowing that the general public will actually believe this pack of lies.

    1. I assume you say that because you have seen it so many times before. It goes along with how "smart" the president is, how Islam is a religion of peace and human nature is good.

      Grace and peace.


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