1943 IT IS FINISHED
Good morning everyone.
Some of my friends are rejoicing today.
Others are flying the flag at half staff.
Yes- most of the pundits were right- those who were following the polling- Obama did indeed win- as most of the polls showed.
Now- why were some [on the right] skeptical of the media/polls?
One reason is- they had good reason to be.
Most every morning when I get up- I listen to NPR radio news.
They have a reputation of being liberal [part of the big bird thing- Public Broadcasting- you know. One time I heard Alex Keaton- Michael Fox [Family Ties] berate his dad for working at a ‘not for profit’ company- Keaton could not even conceive of the idea!]
So yes- NPR has been a target of the right for some time.
Now- as a media guy- who listens/reads/watches lots of media- I do catch the left wing bias every so often.
But it’s tricky- that is you don’t even know for sure if those engaging in it even realize they are doing it.
Just about every morning these last few weeks- their top of the hour news coverage- which gets repeated every hour- started with either an actual re-play of an Obama ad [free ad time] or some report about how Romney lied.
Now- the undiscerning hearer might think they were actually doing news coverage- and in a way they were.
But all the coverage was favorable to the president- and none of it [that I heard] favored Romney.
Okay- was I mad?
Not really- but it makes me think how many people- not realizing the imbalance- wind up hating one man [who seemed like a good man- are you mad that I even say this? About Romney- then maybe you have also swallowed the hate bait].
Yes- when you hear this it affects you.
I watched some of the coverage on MSNBC- I think Matthews does not even realize what he says.
They were gleefully referring to Romney as a liar- someone who does not care for people at all- a man who does not like minorities or women.
It went on and on- at the same time they were covering the right wings ‘attack’ on the voting rights of all people.
There were actually multiple reports- not fake either- that many people [tens of thousands?] were actually voting for Romney on the touch screen- and their machine registered a vote for Obama.
When MSNBC covered this- they laughed at the republican official who used ‘strange’ language when registering the complaint.
Yet- they could care less that many thousands of people were tricked by rigged machines.
Then they went on and spoke about how the Repubs were attacking the rights of voters- in the same breath.
That’s media blindness- that’s why many are skeptical of them- and that’s why many on the right simply did not believe the polling as the day of voting began.
Now- I was not really skeptical- that is I saw some polling that was off- but as I listened to multiple sources- I got the feel from even some on the right-That they felt they were in trouble in the battle ground states.
And at the end of the day- they were [the Repubs].
Where are we at now?
I personally will continue to pray for the president over the next 4 years- by name- twice a week.
I mention him and his family as well as other world leaders- this is mandated in scripture- we are supposed to do it- I do it.
And I don’t do it grudgingly either- I have done it for all the presidents for many years- be they Repub or Dem.
The left- the media- they did indeed divide the country by their coverage.
They often accused those who did not support the president of racism.
Yet- once again- in Philadelphia- the racist group Black Panthers- were out in force- standing at the polls- looking like they might beat you with a bat.
Yes- the same group that the justice dept. dropped the charges against [its illegal to intimidate voters] were out again- intimidating voters.
Any media outcry?
Yet- the same media who would not mention this- at the same exact time- were calling Romney and his people actual racists- and calling this media/election coverage.
If Romney won- and there were multiple reports of people voting for Obama- and the machine registered Romney- there would be an uproar.
If you had White supremacists- whose leader has called for the murder of Blacks- actually intimidating Black women and elderly Blacks- the second election year in a row- the media would be calling for the arrest of these thugs.
Yet- all these things did happen- but because they happened on the side the media supports- it was not an issue.
And not only was it not an issue- the same media called the other side racists- while this was going on.
Yeah- it does not surprise me that many went into the Election Day skeptical of the media.
I had a feeling Romney was in trouble- I kinda saw it in the ‘read between the lines’ stuff.
But what the media did yesterday- well- that’s a sign that we as a nation are in trouble.
Yeah- for the media- fly the flag at half staff.
For the president- I will continue to pray for him and his family- and I hope we as a nation can try and work together.
Lincoln said ‘a house divided against itself cannot stand’.
He was quoting another great leader of days gone by.
The man- Christ Jesus.
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