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  1. Alan says:

    Glad to hear of the man who got liberated from NPR.

    The major reason to reject Trump is the danger of his egomaniacal ways. The mistreatment of Trump by the security state and the courts still chills me and I fear them more than his ways because he is much more shackled. They are much more systemically entrenched. I used to marvel as a younger person about how America seems to work better than so many other nations. Part of that was my narrow awareness. The other part was true but is less and less true. God is not mocked.

    However, rereading Athanasius makes me say they are irrelevant to the Kingdom of God.

  2. Janet Linn, BrideofChrist says:

    Terrible news about NPR. But very good news about the UK coming to their senses! Let’s hope that medical experts here in the US take notice.

  3. Michael says:

    Alan,

    “The mistreatment of Trump by the security state and the courts still chills me and I fear them more than his ways because he is much more shackled.’

    I had this conversation with another reasonable, bright person yesterday.

    They feel as you do…while I think Trump is simply a serial criminal who has been caught.

    Those different perspectives will show up on Election Day…

  4. Michael says:

    Janet Linn, BrideofChrist,

    It is terrible news…I just wish that the right would decry the same proclivities in their own media…and yes, we can pray that this transgender blight is put away from our kids too…

  5. Alan says:

    Hold on,

    NPR is publicly funded, not cable advertisement. Compare Fox to CNN and MSNBC not NPR. If the right had control of NPR every other government agency and every other system would work to defund them and it would happen overnight.

  6. Michael says:

    Most of the funding for NPR comes from private corporations and donors. I think it would survive defunding and maybe it should be privately financed.

    The bigger issue is that all “news” has a slant…some are more honest about that than others.

  7. Alan says:

    Berliner had to know he was committing suicide when he wrote that article. It’s probably fine he will go the way of Greenwood, Taibbi and Weiss and be fine. There is a market for classical liberal media members who aren’t card carrying progressives.

  8. Alan says:

    I am enjoying the Hill, Breaking Points, and even Tucker and Megyn. Love what Glen Greenwald (not Greenwood)

    Commercial news is not even news. It is just punditry.

  9. Michael says:

    Alan,

    Let’s just say we have very different opinions of all of the above…

  10. Alan says:

    Michael,

    There has to be a nice long cool afternoon ending with steaks and a good Irish to hash out these things in our earthly future. Though I suspect we’d ditch that and talk theology

  11. Michael says:

    I suspect you’re right…now we both have to live long enough to make it happen… 🙂

  12. Duane Arnold says:

    Athanasius is much better than any contemporary news. But of course, I may be prejudiced…😁

  13. Bryonm says:

    Michael,
    That video you posted by Pat Kahnke is outstanding! I’ve watched each video in the series. He calmly and logically explains his case, as Christian, for rejecting Trump’s leadership at the ballot box. He articulates very well what many are thinking but aren’t really sure how to put into words.

  14. Alan says:

    I stand corrected on NPR funding.

    Still happy for Berliner.

    There are greener pastures.

  15. Eric says:

    Darn, the ads have made another appearance. They’re choosing ads related to the topics too. Do you support Israel? Take the gender dysphoria test!

    Do you know how it’s happening? A bot logging into the server and editing the WordPress PHP code? (good thing they’re not killing it altogether) A WordPress security hole? (sometimes the latest WP version will close them)

  16. DavidP says:

    I’ve listened to NPR for most of my life. Financial support as well. I’ll keep an ear on them. They’ve always had a slant, but since about 2016 it’s sounded like they built a bubble and had no interest in anyone else’s perspective.

    It’s a world where 96% of Hispanic/Latino people can oppose the non-word “Latinx” and they’ll find the 3 people who use it and interview them exclusively.

    The gender news should surprise no one. Kudos to some of the EU for pushing back on the serious damage that this philosophy does to children whose only crime is having mental health challenges and too much time on TikTok.

    I’m gracious to people who vote for Trump. I’m less patient for the “Election was Stolen” crowd (then again I didn’t think the 2016 or 2000 elections were stolen either) or other silliness.

    Social Media has taught us that everything is important all at once and not being an activist is being complicit. This is not mentally healthy either. As others have said: This mentality usually ends in people justifying violence against the preferred enemy, online dudebro harassments and TradWife memes, or depression.

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