|What’s Really Going On #4
by Joseph Prescia
What you see on television news and what you hear about on the radio is not necessarily real. Oh, sure, it could be. But the liberal news media have put together a comprehensive analysis of what they want you to see and hear. Ask any news journalist what sells newspapers and they will tell you that “controversy” sells. If it did not have controversial issues in the story, then you, as the reader may grow bored with the details. Many times the news is simply hype. It’s Hollywood drama designed to excite your senses into wanting more. So often truth is shaded or omitted to promote that drama. Now that will sell newspapers. This drama is what may times promotes a liberal slant. Negative, fear-induced hype sells newspapers.
Why is this so important to know? Because what you think or worry about should not be the result of what someone else has made up. For instance if I want to push “gun control” issues, then maybe I’ll show every gun violence situation that’s happening out there simultaneously during congressional debate on gun control. That could lead you, the viewer, to believe that “We must do something about these guns.” Fear will make you, the voter, respond the way the producer of the news wants you to. With fear as your motivation, you will not listen to reason that says guns don’t kill, but sick minds do. Nor would you listen to statistics that truthfully show that where more gun laws are, the crime rates are higher and where gun laws are relaxed, crime is actually lower. Politicians, the news media and even religion (as opposed to true Christianity) play this deceitful game with the minds of millions of Americans. Fear is their motivating hot button. Fear sells thousands of products everyday.
On the other hand, I can know what truth is and what is error by reading what the scriptures say.
“And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free” (John 8:32). We don’t need to be in mental bondage to a liberal slant of the news. The scriptures show me very clearly who’s at work behind the scenes of spiritual evil. I don’t need to be afraid. I can watch a news story and smirk at the hype and drama designed to sell their product. I can sit peacefully in the solitude of my home, knowing that my God supplies all my need. I can be peaceful in the midst of apparent chaos because I know the One who is real and I’m convinced He provides for me.
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