Last week two events took place, both of which dealt with carnage, killing and disrespect for human life. One of course was the Virginia Tech shootings. The whole world was rightly outraged and shocked by what took place there. The
As I and others have long documented, the mainstream media can hardly be accused of being home to rabid conservative opinion. Nor can “our” ABC be accused of being a right-wing media outlet. Instead, Australian media is by and large
Many have noted the quasi-religious status of much of the environmental movement. Many seem to have elevated concern about the environment into a full-fledged religious movement, complete with prophets, holy texts, and sacred rituals.
Is the mainstream media (MSM) biased? Well, I suppose it all depends on who you ask. If you are secular, leftwing, and into the various trendy social causes, you will probably find the media to be a paragon of objectivity.
Some of you may have seen the recent media reports about a group of school children engaging in sex while their teacher was out of the room. The five fifth-grade students from New Orleans face criminal charges after authorities said
There were not one but two editorials in today’s Australian (November 8, 2006) that demonstrate how weak thinking and ethical poverty often run in tandem. One was on the recent cloning vote, and the other was on a surrogacy case.
With the fifth anniversary of the 9/11 calamity, there have been quite a few opinion pieces and commentaries on that fateful day in 2001. This is another piece, as found in the American Spectator, September 13, 2006. David Hogberg
I wrote yesterday that there is little unanimity concerning global warming and man’s role in it. Given that Al Gore’s new film, An Inconvenient Truth is making the rounds, hyping the cause, it is worth devoting more attention to this
Last week all the world’s media was abuzz with reports of a new stem cell extraction method which purportedly leaves the embryo alive. I penned a summary of the news and various concerns about it last week for this website.
Federal Health Minister Tony Abbott recently gave a speech in which he sought to defend the place of faith in the political arena. An edited version of his speech was reprinted in the Australian (August 24, 2006). In the article
The latest sexcapade at Big Brother demonstrates that the show is well past its use-by date. Indeed, it was past its use-by date six years ago when it first appeared. How much further down the septic tank do we have
Once upon a time a person could buy a newspaper and be fairly confident that the news covered therein was more or less reliable, factual and impartially presented. That certainly is no longer the case, especially for certain newspapers.
Those who are pro-faith and pro-family have long realized that it is hard to get a fair hearing in much of today’s media. Last night on television there was a good example of this. The May 16 episode of the
Although this book is a few years old, and deals with the American scene, it is still quite a helpful resource on how families, and especially religious families, can deal with the media in all its forms.
Over the years I have been involved in many public debates on contentious social issues. Given that there is a left/liberal hegemony over much of the media, these debates have often been far from fair. The more politically correct a
There are certain taboo subjects which in an age of Political Correctness are pretty much guaranteed never to see the light of day. Many such topics come to mind. But the most obvious candidate is homosexuality and anything even remotely