The “Liberal” Press

The kind of rhetoric that makes its case over and over again begins to thin the more emotional it becomes. Though I agree there are reasons to be appalled at the state of affairs in the media, justification for its lack of reporting has little to do with ignoring a story but more to do with readership. Stories about abortion trials, for example, grisly as they are, tend to be reported in the tabloids, not usually in the main stream media. This has always been the case. If you want the gory detail about any horrific story you go to the tabloids. Most media generalize their stories. An abortion trial is no exception. When the story broke a few years back we were all appalled yet it was widely reported among many sources. To single out the liberal press as if they were in some kind of collusion to cover up this trial is absurd. No leading publication, albeit leaning to conservative or liberal, made an effort to detail the story. When seizing upon a story that fits your ideals it is far too easy to roast the opposition while ignoring one’s own complicity. The sheer volume of links posted on this site do not lend an argument any more credence.

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About Ed Anderson

I am "non-religious", not an atheist as some suppose, since after reading what I have written many wonder if I believe in "God", I just don't have a name for the concept, "God", nor do I have an origination story or theological mystery tour to stretch your faith. (I have no proof of what I believe and I wonder if my belief in "God" is supportable as I have increasing doubts.) I just can't accept an inflexible point of view that says, "I know what you need, and I know what you should know and here it is, you can have it too." Religionists present yet another obstacle to finding "truth" as they claim to have succeeded exclusively in finding it. Having been a part of the religious scene for years it is clear to me how easily duped we are to believe in something we have no proof of, has caused an abundance of divisions, and "territorialized" people into believers and non-believers. Furthermore, my belief in "God" equates to the larger perspective which includes an awareness of "God" in everything. I speculate at times whether or not consciousness is "God" So, my belief in "God" does not necessarily match up to the Christian/Judaeo tradition of a being existing somewhere in the beyond or in one's "heart". If there is a "God" he/she/it could be anywhere and in anything. Though I believe in God, it is not a belief in the God of Scripture. Too many “holes” in Scripture to satisfy my inquiring mind. It may indeed point me in the right direction but I find it not only unreliable but full of plagiaristic thought and re-writing of some of history’s interesting solutions. I much prefer to trust the minds of men and women who conjecture on the basis of what we now know of our universe than those men and women who trust the minds of ancient spiritual guides who, in turn, contributed to a book allegedly “inspired” by God. It is all unprovable, either side of this argument, but I prefer to invest most of my thinking in current ideas rather than those that show little support in logic. Do I hear an "Amen"? View all posts by Ed Anderson

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