Are news reporters sinners who spin bias opinions, or fake news, to create dissension and disunity in our Nation?
I read a blog posts yesterday titled, Here are Six things God hates, and one that He loathes with a passion, King Solomon. It later dawned on me that today’s scourge of fake news twitters, blogs, and mass media political reporters being spread around could be considered applicable to what God loathes with a passion.
If so, and you are a Christian, what to do is the subject of this post that relate to the second post which I will explain..
There are six things the LORD hates, seven that are detestable to him:
eyes that are arrogant,
a tongue that lies,
hands that murder the innocent,
a heart that hatches evil plots,
feet that race down a wicked track,
a mouth that lies under oath,
a troublemaker in the family.(Proverb 6:16-19)
What’s My Point?
The first purpose of Journalism is to provide people with the information they need to be free and self-governing.
Every person in the USA is a part of an individual family and a member of a family of community and Nation.
Any person who knowingly presents news, fake or bias, with the intent to stir up trouble, dissension or disunity, should consider themselves to be a troublemaker in the family.
Perhaps, they may not be a religious believer and concerned what they are doing as being sinful. For nonreligious people, being loathed by God may not be of any concern to them.
However, for those who are Christians and report news information that is bias or slanted to create dissension or disunity instead of being truthful and factual, I have perhaps you should consider the proverb.
In My Opinion
News reporters should reflect on the wisdom of this proverb. If you are God fearing, you may be held accountable to your God when it is your time for judgement of all your sins.
If you choose to work for a troublemaker news organization that directs you to side with their bias views to purposely cause dissension and disunity in our Nation, you may be a sinner. Is your pay worth being a sinner especially loathed by your God with a passion?
The next time you listen to a newscaster or read or hear a news columnist opinion, political or otherwise, is he or she presenting news that will help or cause trouble in your family, community, or Nation.
Should you listen to what a troublemaker says, or pray for him or her and not listen to them anymore?
If you are not discerning news reports to determine whether they are bias, fake, or truthful, and then forwarding them to someone, are you being a sinful troublemaker?
Regards and good will blogging
(Original Post 3/12/18)