“A nation of sheep will beget a government of wolves.” ― Edward R. Murrow
Hello and welcome to Monday, August 15, 2016. This week we will not be on a fixed schedule which is very different than our regular routine. That's part of the get away opportunity, you know, to get away. The other day I heard a round table made up of various news media folks talking about the difficulty and challenge involved in covering Donald Trump, Republican nominee for President. It seems he has been somewhat successful in painting those mainstream media sources covering his campaign as being total biased and dishonest in what they are reporting. They were lamenting how low their approval numbers are in terms of being respected by the public. In other words, their coverage is his fault. And, him blaming them for the bad press they have been issuing is his fault. They worry that at the end of it all he may have caused permanent damage to their image. Do you hear something as a theme here? They are the victims of slander by the person they are slandering. They invited a highly respected economist to give his thoughts. He is one of Donald Trump's key advisors. I'm not sure what they expected him to say but when he began talking he let them have it. He said he had never seen such lopsided and misleading coverage in his lifetime of being in the public eye. He said it was embarrassing for them to call themselves as being neutral since most people watching what they say or do think they are a part of the Clinton campaign. They were stunned at this response. They could not believe anyone could utter such words, except for Mr. Trump, who is obviously tarnishing their stellar image. I wanted to share this because it is such a great example of the absolute calamitous stuff being unfolded before our very eyes. Crazy. I'll let you respond in the way you see fit, but, be aware I will not be offering any sympathy for the media elites. Just me. Enjoy your day and we will do the best to do the same. Amen. ....More later.
Many years in this sojourn here on planet earth and I have the scars to prove it but I have been, am now, and will be blessed to have had the privilege of doing what little I've done to honor God and serve others.