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News media, Dems allowing hate to split country

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Friday, June 29, 2018

Have you looked around lately at America? Do you even recognize it? All the hate and vitriol heard in the news has split our country apart and changed it to a degree that it’s almost impossible to recognize. It’s definitely not the country most of us grew up in.

I remember debating in high school and college and yet we all respected each other and remained friends, congratulated each other for a spirited debate regardless of whether we won or lost. Not anymore. Those are days of a bygone era.

ABC, CBS, NBC and cable news are all playing their part bringing down our America — and they’re doing a good job of it. They engage in vitriolic talk around the clock. You can't escape it, even for a little while. Former Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev once said, “The press is our chief ideological weapon.” Something is happening in America. Just watch the hate-filled tirades of Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski, Chris Cuomo, Anderson Cooper, Don Lemon, Al Sharpton, Joy Reid, Rachel Maddow, Robert De Niro, Michelle Wolf, Kathy Griffin. The list goes on and on.

Just last weekend, U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters told a crowd of supporters, “If you see anybody from that Cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd and you push back on them, and you tell them they’re not welcome anymore, anywhere.” This is a U.S. representative to Congress saying this.

There’s a lot of hate being broadcast daily and I didn’t even mention the girls of “The View.” Can you imagine what would have happened if this hate had been broadcast daily about President Obama? Where are Democratic leaders Sen. Chuck Schumer and U.S. Rep. Nancy Pelosi? They're silent regarding all of this, making them morally complicit in the split of America.

Jesus tells us in John 13:34, “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another.” If America doesn’t become recognizable soon it may well destroy itself from within.

Paul Miller

Elizabeth City

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