Journalists Where Are You?

When I was young — we’re talking high school and college young — I was seriously considering pursing a career in journalism. I thought it was a noble profession. I took courses in high school and college. I read everything I could about journalists and journalism. I studied the history of journalism and saw the power of the those who produce the “news”.

I did some freelance writing — you know, where I got paid money for writing stories.

But the Lord led me into a career in education instead of a career in journalism. In my teaching, I tried to incorporate my love of journalism to my students, encouraging them to read the papers and magazines and to watch or listen to the broadcast news channels.

I wouldn’t do that today.

Today, I don’t trust any news source.

I thought I would share a couple of interviews with present day journalists as they share their views of what happened to real journalism over the last couple of decades.

I encourage you to watch or listen to the interviews. The first one is with Tucker Carlson of Fox News.

Sharyl Attkisson, who used to work for major networks, shares her thoughts about what has happened to the profession of yournalism.

Facts are stubborn things


“Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.”
– John Adams, Argument in Defense of the British Soldiers in the Boston Massacre Trials, Dec. 4, 1770. http://www.john-adams-heritage.com/quotes/
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My Favorite Christmas Songs

 I went to the grocery store this morning to pick up some items and noticed Christmas music was playing in the background.  Some people still like to hear Christmas music.

I don’t know what songs you listen to this time of year, but I’d like to share a couple of Christmas songs I enjoy. In fact, I like them so much I play them throughout the year.

“Mary did you know?” by Mark Lowry.

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“O, Holy Night” sung by Andy Williams.

I hope you have a great Christmas. Remember the great  gift God has given us — His son.

The End of the World … or just another presidential election?

We seem to have lost the ability to talk with one another, to treat one another with civility and with respect. 

 As for our politicians … normally I would say they are worse than we are, but the fact is … the American public today is far worse than our politicians.

That’s saying a lot and it’s not good news for our society. 

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