I was honored to be invited to speak about “Morals and the Media” before the Sarasota Patriots by founder and President Beth Colvin. I was introduced by fellow US Army veteran Barbara Vaughn. I thank Barbara for her kind introduction.
Many in America are questioning if the media is doing its prime function – holding government accountable. Malcolm X said, “The media’s the most powerful entity on earth. They have the power to make the innocent guilty and to make the guilty innocent, and that’s power. Because they control the minds of the masses.”
But is that the moral role of the media? The moral role is telling the truth, not remaking the truth. There are fundamental truths and journalists can find them in the Torah and New Testament – for you see every story, every headline, every event has been told or foretold in the Bible. The only thing that changes is the names and dates. Greed, corruption, avarice, murder and good all are in the Bible. The only headline that has yet to be printed is the second coming of Jesus Christ or for the Jerusalem Post the first coming of the Messiah.
I thank Pete Theisen for video taping my remarks. I hope you will watch the videos and, if you wish, leave a comment. Enjoy!
PART I: Reporting using a Biblical perspective
PART II: Reporting using a Biblical perspective and Question and Answer period
PART III: Last Question from a young patriot and Answer
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