When the facts don’t paint a pretty picture of a beloved figure, an ideology or movement, members of the media may be tempted to hide, suppress or redirect the public’s attention to a matter of less importance, serving as a diversion. This practice often involves bottling, concealing, snuffing out or withholding essential information. Subsequently, the majority can be silenced, kept in the dark about what is really happening in the world.
Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord,” Romans 12:19.
A camera without context can be dangerous in today’s society, unable to magnify the big picture or provide an accurate description of what has occurred. Back in the mid to late 1990’s, I attended the first Promise Keepers’ event held at Soldier Field. Bill McCartney packed the house Friday night as close to 65,000 men filled the home of the Chicago Bears. Unfortunately, the headlines in the Chicago papers and television read, woman protest this sexist group. New flash: there were 3 protesters Friday night and 1 on Saturday. This is just another example of how a liberal media have suppressed the majority.
What the wicked dreads will come upon him, but the desire of the righteous will be granted, Proverbs 10:24.
Not much has changed over the past 20 years except cell phones and tablets have turned average citizens into newscasters. Yet, depending on what you have caught on film can either be used to demonize an unpopular individual or stir up raw emotions within viewers. As much as some people like being in control, no one can play God. Whatever motives the medias possesses either bad or good will eventually be exposed. Therefore, while the majority may be suppressed temporary, God will reward the righteous for staying the course in the end.
by Jay Mankus