200th Post on Think Christianly & What Happened to My News?
My other thought for today is more of a question...what happened to my news????
"News organizations once provided citizens with information and thoughtful commentary so they could make informed choices, but today, real-life tragedies and the mundane failures and heartaches of ordinary people are hyped like new movie releases, complete with special effects..."--Dick Staub
What this means is that stories are selected and arranged to sell commercial dollars and drive ratings...not just inform the public. Now some informing does occur, but it doesn't matter your news of choice--CNN, FOX, NBC, or ABC--the goal isn't pure, unbiased reporting. There is always an agenda. So we even need to add a cup of discernment to our nightly news.