A Wall of Lies

Today I was talking to a friend.  We usually avoid political discussions.  I know she is a out-and-out liberal, supports Democrat Party candidates, and thinks Trump should be in jail.  Any attempt to change her mind about this would be an exercise in futility. Today she somehow let loose with her opinion that President Trump […]

Losing a Friend

I am one of many Americans who depend on Fox News for a different perspective. Over the past four years I have seen most major news networks completely abandon any objectivity in their relentless pounding of Donald J. Trump and his supporters.  Fox, on the other hand, continued to be relatively balanced and fair in […]

Sadness

A few days from now the 2020 general election will have been decided.  I pray for a good outcome, but I have no idea how it will all turn out. The one thing I do know is that I am experiencing a great sadness.  I am sad for my great country.  I am distressed by […]

The Great Enigma

Who is Donald Trump?  Is he a good man, or is he an evil manipulator?  Is he destroying America, or is he building it up?  Who is that person working behind the curtain – a beneficent wizard or the devil incarnate? That is the great enigma.  Never has public opinion been so divided on a […]

Et tu, Brute

Trump has little support among members of the media.  Most of them appear to dislike him intensely and actively work against him. At one time Trump thought he had some friends at Fox News, but he is no longer certain about that. During the first and thus far only Presidential debate, Fox news anchor Chris […]

Brazen Defiance?

Washington Post reporter Don Balz stated that the recent Republican Convention “stands out for its brazen defiance of the facts.” Reports from other liberal news outlets echoed the same refrain.  They saw truth being forsaken in the interest of reelecting Trump. I believe Balz and his fellow reporters must have been watching another convention than […]

Believing the Best

I like to believe the best about people.  When I see some winsome character on television telling me that this or that is true, I want to believe them.  Then, a few minutes later, an equally winsome character on another channel tells me that the truth is exactly opposite from what I heard from the […]

In the Eyes of the Beholder

It is interesting to note how we see things so differently.  Our world view has a profound effect upon how we interpret events, even to the point of describing an object black on some occasions and other times seeing it as white. The recent controversy over the sexual assault charges against Joe Biden is a […]

Viewpoint

  A few days ago I had a brief political discussion with a casual friend.  We stand on opposite ends of the political spectrum, so we usually avoid any exchange of opinions on that subject.  On this occasion, however, I sought her reaction to the Democrat debate that had occurred the previous evening. It was […]

Point of View

Some weeks ago a friend sent me an e-mail in which there were several illustrations of how public opinion can be manipulated.  Depending on a camera angle, a news story can be altered to fit the journalist’s own point of view.  A crowd can be made to look much larger than it really is.  An […]