My First Attempt At Yellow Journalism

For some reason I really wanted to try my hand at yellow journalism. After all, it’s so popular these days, I figured that it wouldn’t sully my reputation like it might have in days gone by. I’m putting my bluechristian journalism (soon to be trade-marked) piece first. Then you can read the original for yourself. It’s so easy to just spew verbiage without fact-checking, but I’ll try not to make a habit of it. 

BlueChristian Journalism Example

Ruled By Idealogues – An American’s View

One of my favorite lines from the New Testament appears in 1 John 3:17: “If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him?” It is hard to swallow the fact that Evangelicals are content to vote in a lot of loveless Christians to serve in Congress and to support a party that has no vision for America. Who else but loveless Christians and the Party of No would choose to bolster the pocket books of the insurance companies, for-profit healthcare agencies, and big pharmaceutical companies while withholding pity on their fellow Americans in need?

The notion that, in the face of scripture, Evangelicals would continue to ignore the doctrines of Christ and deny healthcare coverage to their brethren in need demonstrates that the love of God is no longer in the Evangelical churches. The fact that Evangelicals would choose to believe that the GAO is wrong and that the recently passed health insurance reforms are an expansion of entitlement programs is testament to the fact that, like Adam and Eve, we have chosen to call a lie truth and the truth a lie.

And it’s not like there aren’t any voices of reason. Respectable, non-partisan organizations have examined the healthcare legislation and decided to support it. Included on the list are: American Association of Retired Persons, American Medical Association, American Association of Family Physicians, American Academy of Pediatrics, American Nurses Association, Center for Science in the Public Interest, Center for Social and Economic Justice, Commonwealth Institute, Leadership Conference on Civil Rights, League of United Latin American Citizens, NAACP, National Association of Certified Professional Midwives, National Consumers League, National Council of Jewish Women, National Congress of American Indians, Women’s Health Foundation, etc. The list is a very long one. The problem is that Evangelicals won’t listen to the voices of reason. We have abandoned the doctrines of Christ and formed an unholy alliance with a political party that professes to care for the unborn but heaps scorn upon the already-born poor. We have failed the basic test. Will they know we are Christians by our love?

I am all for Christians being involved in politics, but like millions of thinking Americans I am baffled by Evangelical Christians inability to question the ideology the Republican party has been spewing. It is frightening that the lies and distortions of loveless Christians have the upper hand in the arena of public opinion. Published originally in 1927, the now classic novel, “Elmer Gantry” spelled out what happens when individuals use religion as a tool for social advancement. It is a portrait of the selfishness and hypocrisy of one who pretends to be a Christian while living a life far removed from biblical principals. To unsaved people, the Evangelical churches have become filled with Elmer Gantrys.

Timothy Potter, Evangelical Free Press
April 16, 2010

The Original (For Purposes of Comparison)

Ruled By Children

One of my favorite lines from the New Testament appears in Corinthians II, Chapter 13, verse 11: “When I was a child, I spoke as a child, but when I became a man, I put aside childish things.”  It is hard to shake the notion that Americans have voted a lot of children to serve in Congress and the greatest child of all, Barack Obama, to be our president. Who else but children would continue to enact new programs that “entitle” Americans to receive all manner of services for which there is no money?…

The notion that, in the face of this reality, the Democrat-controlled Congress would create an expanded Medicare entitlement, adding millions to its rolls while slashing a half trillion from its funds (taking over one sixth of the nation’s economy) is so astonishingly stupid it defies beliefThis is what happens when children are in charge and some 330 million Americans are about to discover what it is like to live in a third world nation. The 12 to 20 million illegal aliens in our midst already know what that is like. It is the reason they came here.

It’s not like Americans don’t know how serious the problem is. They showed up at town hall meetings last summer. They showed up in the hundreds of thousands in Washington, D.C. last September. Thousands attended a huge Tea Party rally in Searchlight, Nevada last month.  The problem is that children are in charge in Congress. The problem is also that a child, abandoned by his birth father, then by his step-father, and finally by his mother, is president.

I am all for representative democracy in the conduct of our republic, but like millions of Americans I am baffled by our inability to have any impact whatever on those currently holding political power in Congress; the Democrats. It is cold comfort that we must wait until November 2, 2010 to rid ourselves of them.
Publishing originally in 1954, the now classic novel, “Lord of the Flies” spelled out what happens when a group of British schoolboys are shipwrecked on an island. It is a portrait of cruelty and lawlessness until they are rescued by adults. There is nobody left to rescue America except its adults.

Alan Caruba, Canada Free Press
April 9, 2010

Love live yellow journalism? I don’t think so. There’s too much bold print in it.

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