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Double Standards and Venom

In Politics on September 3, 2008 at 12:54 PM

I am amazed at how Republicans and conservatives are both portrayed and attacked in many forms of media today. There is a constant barrage of double standards and venom spewing out of much of the mainstream media, and, to me, that discredits them to a great extent. Whatever became of fairness and integrity when reporting on issues?

Case in point is story of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin being a member of the Alaska Independence Party in the 1990s. It was not true, and the New york Times printed a retraction. It’s good the Times clarified the story, but would it not have been better to make sure of the facts first? Just a thought.

Another story I saw while watching Fox News this morning is quite disturbing, but not altogether surprising. Michelle Malkin wrote an article yesterday regarding the obvious Senator Obama bias at Us Weekly. She posted two dramatically different covers, and it is painfully clear how low the magazine will go to in order to circulate copies. The editor could have at least put a different picture on the cover, one without the baby. On the other hand, the publisher chose a cover that seems to turn the Obamas into the nation’s sweetest couple. Can you say, “double standard?”

You might ask, “why even bring this up?” Well, it does matter. It is my firm belief the children should not be attacked. Glenn Beck mentioned an unknown blogger this morning who said the Palin children are fair game because their names were mentioned in a speech Governor Palin gave. What? Does that mean Senator Obama’s children can now be attacked because they spoke at the Democratic Convention? The answer is, “no.”

Politics can certainly be ugly, but it doesn’t have to be like that. No one is guiltless, and we all need a Savior. Thank God forever, Jesus Christ is that Savior, and we must put our trust in Him. Romans 3:10-19 declares the following:

10 As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one: 11 There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God. 12 They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one. 13 Their throat is an open sepulchre; with their tongues they have used deceit; the poison of asps is under their lips: 14 Whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness: 15 Their feet are swift to shed blood: 16 Destruction and misery are in their ways: 17 And the way of peace have they not known: 18 There is no fear of God before their eyes. 19 Now we know that what things soever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God.

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if the candidate spoke of their own plans and ideas instead of smearing each other? What do you think?

  1. That’s one of the things that really bugged me during the Republican primaries. Outside of Mike Huckabee, it seemed like the candidates spent more time talking about what the other guys had done wrong, instead of talking about their own record and what they had done right. Not a lot gets accomplished like that.

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