Tag Archive | The Media

The Senseless Death of one Person is no more Important then that of Another

Just musing today… One senseless death is one too many. This post is a reminder of another truth: the senseless death of one person is no more important then that of another person. What occurred in Paris is terrible, a tragedy, and required it be reported as such….but what occurred this week in Nigeria is just […]

Do we trust what we hear in the media?

Apparently not. Unless it comes through PBS. This is not surprising but it’s still interesting… quote, Fox News’ credibility has fallen 9 percent since three years ago, according to new Public Policy Polling (PPP) results released on Wednesday. The annual poll asks participants to rate their trust in multiple networks including Fox News, MSNBC, CNN, PBS, Comedy […]

Rush Limbaugh made the right-wing talk-radio industry, and he just might break it

Ninety-eight major advertisers—including Ford and Geico—will no longer air spots on Premiere Networks’ ‘offensive’ programs. Insiders say the loss will rock right-wing talk radio. Rush Limbaugh made the right-wing talk-radio industry, and he just might break it. Because now the fallout from the slurs against Sandra Fluke is extending to the entire political shock-jock genre. […]

The nut’s guide to media attention

All I can say is ‘amen’ to this analysis from Get Religion,   Want to make headlines? Do something nutty. Better yet, say something nutty. And it would be particularly helpful if the nutty thing you said fed into all kinds of stereotypes about intolerant, uneducated hicks who live in the sticks. Please allow me […]

Mitt Romney ‘Obviously Not a Christian,’ Fox Host Says

Mitt Romney is “not a Christian” and therefore he may not have a good chance of raising big money among Christians if Rick Perry runs for president, “Fox & Friends” co-host Ainsley Earhardt said Sunday. The discussion on Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s possible run for the White House Sunday morning led Earhardt, Fox News correspondent […]

Blessed is he who thinks before forwarding

This is a good article, especially in a day and age when rumor, speculation or conspiracy theories, can quickly become “fact” in the media or on the internet. I’ve never made it a secret that one way I try to keep up with some of the more outrageous activist groups is by subscribing to their […]

The war on incivility

Looks like the Interfaith Alliance has jumped into the war on incivility. For Immediate Release October 21, 2009 Clergy and Faith Leaders Call for Civility Washington, DC – A group of prominent faith leaders brought together by Rev. Dr. C. Welton Gaddy, President of Interfaith Alliance has released an open letter to other religious leaders, […]

Update on census worker Bill Sparkman’s death, (and a thought..)

An update on the recent post: Census Worker Hanged: Found With “Fed” On Body This has been big news in my part of the country this week; I live in Northern Kentucky. Our local news affiliates have been staying on top of the story closely. I was surprised to see it reported today that the […]

Americans Distrust Media More Than Ever..

This is a revealing survey… Pew Research: Press Accuracy Rating Hits Two Decade Low The public’s assessment of the accuracy of news stories is now at its lowest level in more than two decades of Pew Research surveys, and Americans’ views of media bias and independence now match previous lows. Just 29% of Americans say […]

The melt-down of Glenn Beck

11 More advertisers bail on Beck; total now at 57 Eleven new companies whose ads were recently seen during Beck’s program — Binder & Binder, Capital One, The Dannon Company, Discover, HSBC, ICAN Benefit Group Insurance, Infiniti, Jelmar (manufacturer of CLR All-Purpose Cleaner), Jordan McKenna Debt Counseling Network, Mercedes-Benz and Simplex Healthcare (creator of the […]

Many Advertisers Pulling out of Political TV Talk-Shows?

Sounds like they are… The list of advertisers who have requested their commercials not be aired during Glenn Beck’s program, keeps growing. It was just 5 days ago the list reached 20 companies, (see Fear Tactics in America and Promoters of Anarchy in America) while today Breit Bart is reporting the number has grown to […]

Another advertiser pulls Ads from Glenn Beck Show

Interesting news item… Colorofchange recently called upon advertisers to pull their ads from Fox’s Glenn Beck program in retaliation for what they say is Beck’s race baiting. Stop Glenn Beck’s race baiting Fox’s Glenn Beck recently said President Obama is “a racist” and has a “deep-seated hatred for white people.” Beck is on a campaign […]

The Media: CNN’s Lou Dobbs & Bill Moyer’s Journal

Two interesting Media items today. Tonight on Bill Moyer’s Journal there looks to be an interesting program dealing with RAGE ON THE AIRWAVES, which discusses talk-radio and cable news, and its affect on the public, and the recent report from the Department of Homeland Security concerning “Right-wing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence […]

Out of Touch?

If we ever needed proof of just how out of touch our main-stream media is with the average American, this is it. This had me cracking up.. When was the last time multimillionaire Sean Hannity actually shopped in a grocery store – 1985? On last night’s (7/20/09) Hannity, he attacked the administration for purchasing ham […]

“Somethings” on the Loose

Be aware ( prepared, or whatever) A few links… Obama uses a teleprompter BECAUSE he is the AC “the sky was unusually BLUE today” (so the Lord’s coming is near) Free Republic Founder Calls For Overthrow Of US Government Randall Terry continues to warn of violence if health care reform passes “Birthers” Go on a […]

“They have his brain!”

You know something folks, the world is crazy. But you most likely already knew that.. Last night before logging off I was checking headlines at Fox, CNN, etc and saw headlines concerning Michael Jackson’s brain being missing. Missing, in that it wasn’t with ‘the rest of him’ yet. I thought, what the heck is wrong […]

The US Media? McKinney’s Call from an Israeli Prison

Over the last few days, I’ve been watching for this story here in the US, but until now, I’ve seen little to nothing about it.  I could say I’m surprised, but…what the hey, I’m not. When we have a media which spends 24/7 on the death of a pop star and/or a cheating Governor, they […]

Who needs to know this?

That is the question Wickle asked at A True Believer’s Blog: Who needs to know this?. quote.. The headline on CNN reads, “Lusty e-mails make news anchors blush.” How, exactly, is the public served with this stuff? I don’t need to know what Gov. Sanford and his mistress said to each other. I read part […]

When hate-laws are enacted and enforced…

…know who is really to blame. See: A Savage Nation Indeed

Fox’s Shep Smith hears from critics, “You Don’t Belong”

This is an interesting item. You may recall my mentioning Shephard Smith’s on air comments a couple weeks back, and how I knew it would draw criticism, (see: Shining the Spot-Light…”Silent Enablers”). Today there’s a story about further emails he has received at the NYTimes, Fox News Anchor Draws Ratings, and Ire of Conservative Critics […]

Continuing to Manipulate the Sheeple..

Sheeple: A play on the words “sheep” and “people.” It is often used to denote persons who voluntarily acquiesce to a perceived authority, or suggestion without sufficient research to understand fully the scope of the ramifications involved in that decision, and thus undermine their own human individuality or in other cases give up certain rights. […]

Home Bible Study Story: Real Persecution Or….?

Since hearing about this news item over the last couple days (Couple Ordered to Stop Holding Bible Study at Home Without Permit) and following the internet firestorm its ignited on Christian blogs and news sites, I didn’t feel any urge to comment on it because there were so few facts. To be honest I still […]

Cruelty and silence in Gaza

These brothers and sisters in Christ are all but forgotten.. From JPost: quote.. Unremarked upon by the Western media, a systematic campaign of persecution is taking place in the Gaza Strip, and to a lesser extent in the West Bank. The general silence surrounding this campaign aids its perpetrators. The victims are Palestinian Christians, in […]

Dobson’s Focus on the Family: or is it Focus on the Coven?

My first reaction to this item was,  SAY WHAT!? Then I read it again just to be sure I had not misunderstood–nope, I read it correctly the first time. Perhaps its just me but I found this bizarre, and dare I say a tad hypocritical? Dobson’s Focus on the Family publication, Plugged In, which was […]

Time for Christians to reject Limbaugh, Hannity and Coulter

Excellent message posted at Scottish Warriors For Christ: Why Did Senator Obama Win? – Time for Christians to reject Limbaugh, Hannity and Coulter. Quote.. I wrote the piece below last February. Perhaps this election has taught the American Christians something, I hope so. When all is said and done, this world needs hope. In a […]

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