CultureWatch

Bill Muehlenberg's commentary on issues of the day...

Terrorism, the Media, and Israel

Jun 2, 2010

Here we go again: more “peace activists” – complete with knives, iron rods, and clubs. It all takes me back to my radical student days, when I too was a “peace activist”. Indeed, those of us in the New Left

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Remaining Silent at Our Own Execution

May 5, 2010

In a recent post I mentioned how one especially foul-mouthed misotheist was sacked from her own newspaper. Given how atrocious she has been over the years, this decision was long overdue. But sadly, there would be plenty more such anti-Christian

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Atheists Say the Ugliest Things

May 4, 2010

While atheists will demur, it seems that miracles still happen. One of Australia’s most foul-mouthed, bigoted and vile columnists has just lost her job. Atheist Catherine Deveny has just been fired by the Melbourne Age newspaper.

Even this godless newspaper

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Turning the Porn Tide?

Apr 5, 2010

Two articles in the papers offer a glimmer of hope that the porn avalanche may be meeting a bit of resistance. It is early days yet, but these news items may well be the harbinger of more good news to

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How the Other Side “Argues”

Feb 4, 2010

In any important debate, what is supposed to happen is each side presents its best arguments, offers the relevant data and facts to back up those arguments, and submits its case to the court of public opinion, hoping that the

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Abortion Wars: Seeing What We Kill

Jan 30, 2010

The mainstream media is quite good at using its powers of influence to push agendas. The image-heavy MSM can create news and affect public opinion simply by the images that are shown, and how those images are presented.

For example,

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And So the Copenhagen Circus Finishes

Dec 21, 2009

The three-ring circus known as the Copenhagen Summit is now history – and not a moment too soon. And the good news is, it seems to have been a dismal failure – at least on the organisers’ own terms. All

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Tigergate

Dec 15, 2009

By now everyone in the Western world – and then some – has heard about golf superstar Tiger Woods’ indiscretions. His harem is already past the dirty dozen, and shows no signs of leveling off. Each day brings a new

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Scaring Our Kids to Death (To Save the Planet)

Dec 9, 2009

The four-minute opening video at the Copenhagen Summit was a propaganda piece which would have made Goebbels proud. Entitled “Please Help the World,” it has all the hallmarks of a Hollywood end-of-the-world blockbuster. Loaded with emotional hysteria, moving imagery, and

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Climategate and Mediagate

Dec 1, 2009

Thank God for the alternative media. And a pox on the mainstream media. The former has done wonders in running with the Climategate story while the latter has shown its true colours as a censorious, bigoted and biased bunch of

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Rogue Science and Biased Media

Nov 25, 2009

This has not been a good week for the climate alarmists. Nor has it been a good week for the mainstream media. The MSM has proven once again that much of the media is no longer interested in objectivity, fact,

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More Abortion Killings

Sep 13, 2009

Yet another abortion-related murder. The controversial issue of abortion has resulted in more killing. And as usual the media is having a feeding frenzy on this story. All over the world the news of this latest shooting is being reported.

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Crucified For Speaking the Truth

Aug 2, 2009

There is one thing that can be counted on with absolute certainly in this relativistic world: there is a protected species which no one even dares to cross, certainly not in the mainstream media. This group can now get away

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Discrimination and the Media

Jul 22, 2009

For all the hoopla about discrimination, the simple truth is everyone discriminates all the time. And that is just as true of the mainstream media, which so often crusades against what it considers to be the evils of discrimination. Every

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More Jaundiced Journalism

Jun 22, 2009

To get a job in the mainstream media today is not all that difficult. Let’s say you want to write for one of the major newspapers, such as the Age or Sydney Morning Herald. You do not necessarily have

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More Secular-Left Double Standards

Jun 13, 2009

I know it seems like ages ago, but try to think back to the days when George W. Bush was in the White House. You knew he was there because almost on a daily basis the mainstream media was warning

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Ida, Media Hype, and Science

May 21, 2009

Charles Darwin once made this remark about his theory: “The number of intermediate varieties, which have formerly existed on the earth, [must] be truly enormous. Why then is not every geological formation and every stratum full of such intermediate links?

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More Global Cooling

Apr 20, 2009

The mainstream media, parts of the scientific community, and various special interest groups want to convince us that the planet is warming. And if the scientific case for that seems iffy, then they at least want to convince us that

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