Roger Helle / Jan. 13, 2021

Taking the Bait

Too many people have fallen into the trap of media misinformation.

When I posted last week, who knew what a storm of outrage (most of it, in my opinion, hypocritical) was about to explode in the nation? The Trump rally in Washington, DC, turned into “Occupy the Capitol!” In the aftermath, everyone was willing to join the “blame Trump” bandwagon. I have a number of friends around the country who dispute the media’s account of what happened, but I’ll leave that subject for another day.

I mean, why believe eyewitness accounts when we have the Leftmedia’s account? Remember last year’s “summer of love” and the “mostly peaceful” protests that left billions of dollars of damage, several dozen dead, and several thousand law enforcement officers injured? Many others are offering their opinions of whether President Trump should have spoken or not. Hindsight is ALWAYS 20/20. Here’s what I want to address.

How many times have we seen, as far back as I can remember, when the media jumps on a story, hair on fire, hysterically reporting something that turned out to be false or grossly exaggerated? I could give hundreds of examples, but for the sake of space, look at the riots mentioned above.

As a former criminal investigator, if you didn’t get your facts right, your case went out the window. Some of you may remember when reporters actually reported the facts. Now, it’s normally their opinions disguised as informed reporting. And if the subject of the story is a Republican, conservative, or, heaven forbid, a Christian, the “narrative” is almost always wrong! When will we learn? Maybe never, to our nation’s detriment.

Right now, the airways and social media, at least the social media of those who haven’t been silenced yet, are full of accusations, conspiracy theories, and blame. We are becoming more and more divided and it is by design. Our nation’s real problem isn’t political; it’s both moral and spiritual.

I’ve written about this before, but I believe it bears repeating. You’ve heard it said that “America is great because she is good, and if America ceases to be good, she will cease to be great.”

Well, we are no longer “good.” We’ve lost our moral compass. It’s time for America to get back to its spiritual roots. No political party can change the moral fabric of America. Only God can turn the tide of evil in our nation.

Something to pray about!

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