Thursday, June 29, 2017

The Media Meets the Biblical Boomerang

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Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist, Michael Goodwin, wrote the following in his New York Post story titled, "The Media Will Do Anything To Bash Trump---And Now They Are Hurting."

"What started as bias against him has become a cancer that is consuming the best and brightest. In rough biblical justice, media attempts to destroy the president are boomeranging and leaving their reputations in tatters."

The media's attempt to "get Trump" isn't working out so well, but it sure is affirming an old truth.

Goodwin says, "He accuses them of publishing fake news, and they respond with such blind hatred that they end up publishing fake news. That'll show him."

Long before Turner started CNN or Murdock started Fox, and others started ABC, NBC, CBS, and other networks, a man named Paul wrote this news to the Christians and it wasn't from an un-named, anonymous source "...whatever a man sows, that shall he also reap..." (Gal. 6:7).

This would be the "rough biblical justice" Goodwin was talking about.

As a kid I would often buy a boomerang, go out in the field and throw it---but it never came back. I owned several boomerangs.

However, CNN seems to have perfected the art.

Goodwin says, "CNN is suffering an especially bad case of Trump Derangement Syndrome, even trying to make a virtue of its hostility to the president. In doing so, executives conveniently confuse animus with professional skepticism, and cite growing audiences as proof of their good judgment."

He says CNN sold itself as boring, but trustworthy for years--- now it's boring and untrustworthy.


And he says journalists should be tough and skeptical----but this is not that because there should always be the element of fairness in journalism.

Back in January, CNN published a story based on a now-discredited file that made claims about a connection between then-president-elect Trump and Russia, only to find out that neither Trump nor anyone from his team was anywhere near the foreign country when the alleged meeting took place.

CNN retracted that story---but apparently learned little from the experience.

Last weekend the news network published a story that claimed Trump administration officials were connected with a Russian hedge fund---using "anonymous" sources to verify their claims.

By Saturday--- boom---a retraction. On Monday, 3 journalists were out at CNN.

Curtis Houck of Media Research Center says, "Here's a situation where it bit them again."

Maybe they just made a mistake---everybody makes mistakes.

Sure we do.

But now video footage has been released by James O'Keefe's Project Veritas that shows a senior producer at CNN saying, "Trump is probably right about a 'Russia witch hunt'."

While CNN focuses on ratings, they appear to be throwing anything on the screen to get them.

In the video, John Bonifield, a supervising producer at CNN, talks with O'Keefe (unknowingly) about how they are just using the Trump stories to boost ratings and how directions are coming down from CNN's CEO Jeff Zucker.

The news producer says "it's all just BS"... "we don't really have any giant proof---it's mostly 'BS' right now"--- and there's much more. You can read it and watch the video.

CNN's response? Mostly a shrug. And an attack on O'Keefe.

Goodwin says getting rid of 3 journalists is "hardly a solution to a problem that starts at the top."

The secret recording catches the producer saying that Jeff Zucker relentlessly pushes stories on Trump's ties to Russia even though the producer says, the subject is mostly "BS'."

Goodwin says it is no secret that leading officials, including both Democrats and Republicans, have called these attempts an "act of war."

Yet, he says, "It is a strange war---one that is only important to the extent Trump can be linked to it. Otherwise, who cares?"

Goodwin, a Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist, says this is "really, really embarrassing to those of us who love journalism."

Even among those who did not vote for Trump, there is a growing disgust toward the press---particularly CNN.

It's dangerous for those throwing the boomerangs---or sowing to the wind.

As a kid, my boomerang never came back because of my lack of skill in throwing it.

But there is an absolute principle involved in this CNN narrative. And it's bigger than the president or anyone else.

Job said, "As I have seen, those who plow iniquity and sow trouble reap the same" (4:8).

Hosea (8:7) defined the principle of "biblical justice" in these terms: "For they have sown the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind: it shall have no stalk: the bud shall yield no meal: if so be it yield, strangers shall swallow it up."

Be careful when you throw the boomerang---or sow the seed.

Be Informed. Be Blessed.


  1. The tragedy to this is it is leaving the nation without the eyes it needs to see and the ears to hear it.

    It is like the boy who cried wolf, when the wolf really did come no one believed him, and we are now just as vulnerable to all the wolves, foreign and domestic, who can now work in the open, unexposed.

    Think we need to weed the garden!

  2. Lest we all forget that during the past administration there were a long list of true factual scandals including the administration ignoring the law, refusing to comply with judicial rulings, using the justice department to punish a state for enforcing federal law when the Administration refused to do so, and many instances of documentable events that reasonably qualify as "serious crimes and misdemeanors'.

    For eight years THE MEDIA WAS SILENT! They ignored and covered up these violations, rationalized them away when necessary, and constantly endeavored to find different ways to deliver “fake praise”

    Now we have the polar opposite, and both are violations of truth, integrity, and trust.

    The degree of these violations is frightening. The cancer of dishonesty and corruption is massive, yet the people have become numbed and conditioned to accept this darkness as an easily tolerable norm. That is the real damage, for Americans should be standing tall and shouting their objections from the rooftops and praying fervently for our LORD to heal our nation.
    One past president warned us of this and I fear we did not take him seriously.

    "If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a Nation gone under."

    Truth is a lonely warrior

    Truth is a lonely warrior
    The violations are one thing, but the damages are another. Once the citizenry become numb to

  3. The worm has turned...... Mimi from MA

  4. It seems God gave America a trump card to go against all the others.

  5. suit- a set of clothing, armor, or the like, intended for wear together. (from an internet dictionary site)

  6. America's only hope is to support Israel.
    Genesis 12:3 And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.
    Groton NY


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