Today, the New York Times spread fake news. I know. I know. Dog Bites Man. Hardly, groundbreaking reporting. However, it is important to understand this right now. The New York Times tried to harm President Donald Trump and undermine the United States of America during this time of national emergency.
The Times alleged Donald Trump was abandoning states and telling them to do things on their own. That was a total fabrication.
Fortunately, we have other sources of the entire quote: “Any reporter using half of a quote and refusing to use appropriate context is doing so maliciously. Here’s the rest of @realDonaldTrump’s quote : “We will be backing you, but try getting it yourselves. Point of sales, much better, much more direct if you can get it yourself.”
Any reporter using half of a quote and refusing to use appropriate context is doing so maliciously.
Here's the rest of @realDonaldTrump's quote : "We will be backing you, but try getting it yourselves. Point of sales, much better, much more direct if you can get it yourself.” https://t.co/qdeWKTVaxE
— Erin Perrine (@ErinMPerrine) March 16, 2020
There is a lot of talk about Fake News, but this is the perfect example.
You can’t believe the mainstream press.
You can’t believe Elites.
You must look to alternative outlets.
Unfortunately, that’s not what Elites want. Even Evangelical Elites are trying to get Americans to “consume” less news and promoting some type of false equivalency between Fox News (conservative) and NPR (fake news progressives).
The Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) posted a warning about fake news. Too bad they are part of the very problem—Elites pushing an agenda.
Joe Carter writes for the ERLC: “Most news products are the mental and spiritual equivalent of junk food. By consuming less of it, we won’t necessarily improve our health, but we can limit its negative effects on us.”
So, the ERLC recommends Christians become LESS informed.
And whatever you do—don’t watch Fox News!
Carter admonishes Christians to read and not watch the news. He writes, “We can improve our ability to discern the news by shifting our habits of consumption and obtaining the bulk of our news in printed form (including online text), listening to radio news sparingly, and avoiding TV news like it’s spreading a plague.”
This is a shot at Fox News. As Carter points out in this same essay, apparently Fox News is biased.
“Whether we are getting our news from Fox News or NPR, the picture of reality being drawn by the news industry is not likely to match the reality produced by our Creator. The Bible commands us to set our minds on things above, not on earthly things (Col. 3:2), which is impossible to do when we’re tuned into around-the-clock ‘headline news.’”
So, once again, trust print over television news (and television news is dominated by one giant cable outlet—Fox News.)
It is impossible to read his essay as anything other than an attempt to discourage watching Fox News.
Online and legacy media outlets are dominated by outlets like the lying New York Times.
So, Big Evangelicalism led by the ERLC wants Christians to be less informed by Fox News and more influenced by outlets dominated by progressives.
Sounds great—if you are trying to transform the church from conservative into something else.
And Southern Baptist Elites attack conservatives in other forms too. The Provost of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminar (SEBTS) insulted conservative Southern Baptist radio host Todd Starnes. The Provost called Starnes a “shock jock.” Why? For daring to ask uncomfortable questions of Big Evangelicalism.
This is the contempt Elite Evangelicals have for the Little People.
It is the same attitude of the Political Elites.
Be careful. These are dangerous times.