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Getting news today can sometimes seem like a surreal experience. With an obvious liberal bias in the mainstream media, conservatives have felt attacked at worst, left out at best.
During the 2008 election, 1,160 employees of NBC, ABC and CBS gave more than $1 million to Democrats, while only 193 donations were given to Republicans for a total of a little more than $140,000, according to the Washington Examiner.
Even so, Tom Minnery said it’s time to move past our complaints against the Fourth Estate.
“The liberal media is what it is,” CitizenLink’s president said, “and complaining about it, while it’s cathartic, is not very helpful. The mainstream media is losing its impact and there are lots of ways to get what you need to know.”
CitizenLink works hard to provide reliable updates on life, marriage and religious freedom based on biblical principles. Sites such as RedState, Drudge Report and RealClearPolitics are also commonly visited sources for news from a conservative perspective.
It’s also helpful to get news from sites that lean left, as long as you go in as a discerning Christian: think Huffington Post and The New York Times.
So how can you tell fact from fiction? One way is to rely on your moral compass to guide you. If you’re hearing messages that don’t line up with your faith, it’s probably time to find an alternative source for more information.
“It feels like to me that we’re getting back to a time much like when our nation was being founded,” Minnery said. “The colonists relied on many different sources to inform them about the issues, and it was up to the consumer to dissect it and find the truth.”