The Media Research Center called out major networks as ABC, CBS, and NBC for their double standard regarding two senators from Texas who used the art of the filibuster to delay or kill the voting on measures that were being protested.http://onenewsnow.com//media/2013/09/27/ted-cruz-%E2%80%98long-winded%E2%80%99-but-wendy-davis-a-%E2%80%98folk-hero%E2%80%99#.Uknbq8Y3vTc
When Democrat Wendy Davis made a marathon filibuster against an abortion bill before the state house, the news carriers were falling all over themselves to be sympathetic to Davis’ pro-abortion stance. State Senator Davis was called a “folk hero” and her stance “epic”. CBS touted Davis as a “political star”.
Just the reverse happened when Republican Senator Ted Cruz spent more than 21 straight hours on the Senate floor for the defunding of ObamaCare. The news networks were highly antagonistic and critical calling Cruz “long-winded” and “bizarre”.
Gone are media days of Walter Cronkite when one never knew the political stance of a newscaster. Many media personnel behave like they are members of a political action committee. It is a disgraceful demonstration of showing prejudice towards the issues. Editorializing has become common practice as newscasters have ceased becoming journalists and are now more entertainers.
The Christian status of Cruz is what many of the media find objectionable and this bias is no longer professionally removed from the stage, but it is being politicized in the worst ways possible. The smokescreen of intolerance is leveled only against Christian traditional points of view.
Cruz did not technically conduct a filibuster, but was still bombarded with negative reports by the big three networks according to Scott Whitlock the senior news analyst for the Media Research Center. Whitlock chided the networks for deriding the conservative uprising against ObamaCare and mocking Cruz’ speech.
In a straw poll by the Media Research Center, it was asked if mainstream media has handled the debate on ObamaCare fairly and out of 2118 polled 97.07% said an emphatic, No.
Piling on against conservative views is becoming standard procedure by the networks, particularly if Christian standards are being touted as when the traditional marriage issue was a hot topic. The networks overwhelmingly supported gay marriage and chastised any other point of view that was contrary to the Democratic Party platform.
Fox Sports fired a sports analyst after one day of working for having Christian views contrary to the policy of the Fox human resource department. Craig James became radioactive to Fox after previous views regarding traditional marriage were called to the attention of Fox. James was canned after one broadcast.
Christians are now the most discriminated group when taking inventory of lost jobs, curbed speech, or being persecuted for having views contrary to “inclusiveness”, “tolerance”, or the dreaded “politically correct” label. The America Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) has been bombarded by complaints of people having their religious freedoms violated.
Things have gone so badly for religious groups that the US Civil Rights Committee held a special session on the increase of violations to religious freedoms, Christians in particular. The climate against religious freedom has increased dramatically since the Obama Administration has been in power. More anti-Christian sentiment has bubbled to the surface in the last five years than any other time in American history.
Persecutions of Christians have not only gone nationwide, but world wide.