‘These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him: A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, an heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief, a false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.’ Proverbs 6:16-19
WTBN broadcasts a couple of preachers whose passionate eloquence and understanding make for such enjoyable listening, then you make it rain inside the church by handing the microphone to a fool with his sociopolitical agenda. This morning I heard someone from townhall.com on WTBN, I think the name was David Aiken, criticizing Obama soliciting a question at a news conference from a blogger. Aiken took exception that the blogger was not an accredited reporter, and that he lobbed Obama a softball of a question.
Maybe WTBN should get its facts straight before allowing fools to spew nonsense over the airwaves. The question was about the Iranian election, and asked on behalf of an Iranian by Nico Pitney, who reports for huffingtonpost.com. Obama specifically sought a question from him because the vast majority information coming out of Iran at the time was leaking via the internet, which was why an internet reporter was sought out. The question Mr. Pitney asked on behalf of an Iranian was this: “Under which conditions would you accept the election of Ahmadinejad, and if you do accept it without any significant changes in the conditions there, isn’t that a betrayal of what the demonstrators there are working towards?” If you watched any discussion of this specific question, by all accounts, from mainstream media and right wingnuttia critics alike, it was a most valid question, deserving of both the asking and the answering, and in no way the ‘softball’ as the fool on WTBN described it.
As to Mr. Pitney not being an accredited reporter, you seem to be out of touch with the way the world is changing around us. The Denver Rocky Mountain News couldn’t send a reporter, because after endorsing George Bush and his cronies in 2000 and 2004, their chosen politicians raided the national coffers and brought about the economic disaster we are now suffering with, and the newspaper closed. So have many others across the country, and that is in part why websites are more and more becoming viable news outlets. Just so ya know.
As to a reporter lobbing a softball to President Obama, perhaps you’ve forgotten about Jeff Gannon, the phony conservative columnist who was given press credentials by the Bush administration for a couple of years. He was planted by George Bush antichrist (see above: the proud look, the lying tongue, the hands bathed with innocent blood, the heart devising wickedness, the swift feet, the false witness and the discord) to ask pre-written questions designed to lead the dialogue where Bush wanted it to go. Gannon was exposed as a fraud when his lack of any journalistic background came to light. But he was indeed a softball pitcher. And if you go read a bit about him, you'll see he is a catcher too. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeff_Gannon
In this do you spread lies and sow discord, in that someone who heard that fool and didn’t know the facts would believe a lie about President Obama, because a Christian radio station wouldn’t dare to propagate a lie....
I went to townhall.com, briefly. I only browsed for a few moments but was treated to an ad with a pretty blonde modeling a tee shirt, with a logo that reads: I’D RATHER BE WATERBOARDING. That is a truly vile, despicable sentiment, but I guess at this point I shouldn’t be surprised at the hypocrisy of people who claim Christ as their Lord, but who ignore His teaching to pray for your enemies, and instead sell tee shirts that advocate the torture of strangers.
So now we know that WTBN’s family and their sponsors call gold ‘king’ on the Albert Mohler show, sell Bibles read by pedophiles at Focus on the Family’s store, and peddle tee shirts advocating torture. This is what I’ve only stumbled across. I wonder what else I might find if I actually dug around a bit. Maybe I will.
Do you people truly love Christ, or do you just call yourselves Christians as a shield, behind which you are free to act with impunity, doing whatever you like in the name of God?