I strongly agree with the letter to the editor about the treatment of conservatives by much of the media. It was very well-written and of course the facts speak for themselves.
Conservatives, as well as many evangelical Christians, have been on the front lines on many of the social issues facing this nation for years and yet when they speak out on these issues, they are largely slammed, slimed and smeared by the media.
Need proof? Just Google the names Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, or Glenn Beck and see what vitriol has been spewed in their direction.
When Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was preaching his peaceful non-violent message of social change he was cruelly treated by many in the media. Here locally, the words “king of mean” and “fear-mongering” have been used to describe prominent conservatives.
To that I say this: How is the pointing out of the very real dangers that America is facing being “mean” or “fear-mongering?”
The current fiscal crisis is a perfect case in point. There are indeed consequences to going over a cliff. How many conservative voices have raised concerns about the government’s reckless, out-of-control spending, only to be ridiculed by many in the press? All you have to do is look up what is largely said about the tea party and conservative Republicans. The same can be said about evangelical Christians, who motivated by genuine love and concern, have been calling for America to return God and our founding principles.
I have no problem whatsoever imagining how Noah must have been treated by the “media” of his day! Hey! Look at “crazy” ole Noah, building that boat out in the middle of nowhere. What a joke! Who does he think he is anyway, calling us to change? He says there’s going to be a worldwide flood because of our “sinful” ways. Ha, what “hate” speech, what “fear mongering.”
Hey, did anyone else feel a drop of water on their nose just now?
RAY CLARKE SR.