August 10, 2006

CNN Demonstrates--Yet Again--Its Committment to Making News, Not Reporting It

I just checked out CNN today and what I found was predictable. What greets you on opening the site is the picture of a hooded woman standing over a little baby who has been injured in a missile strike; a missile strike caused by the Israeli army.

As I perused CNN’s site I found a link to a 7 minute video promising to show more suffering and horror of children resulting from the attacks of the Israeli army. I chose not to view the video. As I continued to peruse CNN’s site I was struck, but not surprised, that I really couldn’t even find a story, much less a picture, much less gruesome video footage of the carnage occurring in Israel as a result of Lebanese missile strikes.

But then, this is what the usual critics of the media have been saying all along. We live in world not of news anymore as much as a world of propaganda with each ideological representative highlighting, picking and choosing which sound bite; which photo; which catastrophe to show the world expressly to advance one’s ideological perspective. Anti-Semitism is alive and well.

So let me take this opportunity to remind my readers that Israel was NOT the aggressor in this latest skirmish. (Read that again about 50 times) And as each day goes by, more information is revealed showing Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the mad man of Iran, to be squarely behind Hezbollah’s unprovoked attacks on Israel. Remember too, this is the same man who announced to the world his intention to exterminate the Jews from the face of the Earth.

We are in a cosmic battle of spiritual forces of wickedness which have been present from the beginning. Yes human agency is involved but behind it all are demonic powers fueling the hatred and the bloodshed and incessant one-sided presentation of what is actually going on.

And yet, God is in control of it all; one sees that clearly when you review the history of the world in the Scriptures. It’s just more difficult for us to see the hand of God in all this while we are living right smack in the middle of it. Never the less, God rules and reigns; of that you can stake your life, both now and in the life to come.


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