CNN vs FOX NEWS by AChuckAllen July 2, 2019
Okay, buckle up. This brief, but thoughtful article has been chewed on from every angle. I realize that this might be one of those equal opportunity offensive articles, but here goes.
I’m in what I believe to be a growing populous of Americans that cannot stand cable news channels. I just can’t take it anymore.
I feel like like I grow a bit more liberal in my older age, but honestly, I grow more liberal in grace, in love and in a desperate desire for a more civil society.
But I also grow more fiscally conservative in that same time of maturation.
Having said that, the blatant bias from alleged news outlets is completely out of control. It is brutally biased along party lines and ideological lines. But that’s not new. It’s been meeting and pushing the preferred agenda going back decades. Since I am a Baby Boomer, I can trace it back to the race, war and political riots of 1968. The difference is the amount of awareness in the age of the internet.
The answer cannot be to simply hunker down and take the thoughts of pundits with a political shtick and a b-level part to play on a stage and a talking point based in ratings, not truth.
The answer must be in what we choose to listen to and watch. I do not believe we are to park our brains and take in the predictable insanity of party line smack talk. It’s time to view cable news with the same degree of sincerity and significance as professional wrestling.
If CNN is Abdullah the Butcher and FOX NEWS is The Sheik, just wait for one of them to jump off the top rope and offer the world a tag-team, caged, death match.
In the meantime, let’s:
- Pray for our leaders without concern for their political affiliation.
- Choose to research wisely before assuming that your favorite pundit would never speak an untruth.
- Never, ever demonstrate your lack of knowledge by using someone else’s manuscript as your alleged conviction.
- Seek to understand, in an effort to provide solutions rather than piling on with more problems.
- Start by recognizing that none of us are always correct.
If we were to invest the same amount of time on our personal development as we do watching cable news, we might actually solve a few problems instead of simply discovering more problems.
What do you think?