How the Media Abandoning the Truth is Affecting Us


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As a prelude to my next article and radio show…Underlining Abandonment Issues in the Lack of Ethics, I ask that you watch this video. It was aired on PBS last night, April 25th on the Bill Moyers Journal. The Reverend Jeramich Wright, Pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, Illinois was the guest. He was the pastor of Presidential Candidate Senator Obama.

Please view the whole video and give your comments on how the media abandoning the truth is affecting us!

Click to see the Bill Moyers Journal on the Reverend Jeramich Wright.

13 thoughts on “How the Media Abandoning the Truth is Affecting Us”

  1. Thank you for taking the time to read and comment! Please continue to do so in the future and ask your friends to do the same.

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  2. Hello…This is education – I thought I was so informed of everything that going on in our world. But, I know that we can’t know about everything…:) Thank you for sharing.

  3. After watching Mr. Wright in his various speeches, I will admit that though I can understand his stance on certain issues, the differences in educational tactics on segments of our society, the idea that one who marches to a different drummer in our American society is often shunned, the problem is the media filter which people choose to view his and other people’s viewpoints has been indoctrinated too much.

    His criticism of Barack, or at least an indifferent attitude toward his political career, is not the correct way to move forward whatever policy changes he may have sought. Subtlety was not his forte. (Which is fine for me – but others, the elite, like Joan Walsh of Salon.com proclaim last night – are not so subscribed to those facts.)

    For their to be an open discussion about race, racism, bigotry, hatred of differences, economic turmoil via long-standing ethnic divides, one has to acknowledge that we aren’t in 1968, we also are far from 1768 too. Attitudes have moved at a snail’s pace, but it is a pace, no less.

    I haven’t been always tolerant – and their were reasons via upbringing and economic resentments – but that can change in many of us. I just hope what one outspoken man says doesn’t sabotage something very different, possibly better and unique in an African American president.

  4. History supports your viewpoint! Thank you for reading and commenting. Please continue to do so.

  5. History supports your viewpoint! Thank you for reading and commenting. Please continue to do so.

  6. What amazes me is not that the media takes an idea, manipulates, bends, then molds it into their own “truth”, consequently feeding the BS to the American people. What amazes me is the number of Americans that still hold to the belief that the media would not do such a thing to them. Thus being led like sheep to the slaughter. Allowing their minds to also be manipulated, bent, then molded into whatever the media so desires. Scary.

  7. What amazes me is not that the media takes an idea, manipulates, bends, then molds it into their own “truth”, consequently feeding the BS to the American people. What amazes me is the number of Americans that still hold to the belief that the media would not do such a thing to them. Thus being led like sheep to the slaughter. Allowing their minds to also be manipulated, bent, then molded into whatever the media so desires. Scary.

  8. I don’t understand what could be so offensive, Rev. Wright has some valid points in his sermon & in that interview. Maybe that’s what is upsetting to people. The media isn’t merely abandoning the truth they manipulate it, this also includes the infrastructure of who controls the media ie. government controlled agencies such as the FCC, MPAA, etc. & their media conglomerates.

    The control of the opinion-molding media is nearly monolithic. All of the controlled mainstream media — television, radio, newspapers, magazines, books, motion pictures speak with a single voice, each reinforcing the other. Despite the appearance of variety, there is no real dissent, little or no alternative source of facts or ideas accessible to the great mass of people which might allow them to form opinions at odds with those of the media. Not only a conspiracy theory but a conspiracy fact.

    The media supporting political figureheads & agendas serve us all the same information, misleading us to believe as an example for one, americans have no blood on their hands. We don’t want to face that truth because it would upset everything we have come to believe about ourselves. The fairytale, dreamworld we seem to think is reality. That’s what is so upsetting to certain mass of americans I am referring to, I could elaborate on this more but that is a whole story of it’s own. This is why it’s so easy for the media to take the context of Rev. Wright’s comments & make them a racist, unpatriotic sermon of hatred. Which in fact it doesn’t appear to be that at all. In fact it just reflects what we have been willing to ignore in this country.

    I am not a religious person, nor am I unpatriotic, aside from the fundamentalism I feel are present in organized religions as a whole, Wright’s philosophy or the ideologies he alludes to bear some clout. I don’t necessarily accept religious beliefs as a truth for me personally, I’m agnostic, however Rev. Wright still speaks some resounding truth about how blind most people in this country really are, and not necessarily by choice.

    Obama says Wright’s remarks were “inflammatory & appalling” & he “vehemently condemn(ed)” & “reject(ed)” them. Plagued by the ongoing uproar regarding Wright, Obama said Wright does not represent his views or vice versa. Well although it should be obvious that one person’s opinion, whether they are blood related or attend the same church for example don’t always share or reflect the same values or concerns in the first place. What a ridiculous notion that anyone is alike. So the media shapes a desirability of a “pluralistic,” cosmopolitan society rather than a homogeneous one. It is a view of the world designed by the powers that be to suit their own ends — and the pressure to conform to that view is overwhelming.

    People adapt their opinions to it, vote in accord with it, and shape their lives to fit it. And political candidates will reject truths &/or ideals if it means they can get your votes.

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