A Break in the Silence
I had resolved to sit on the blogging sidelines during this election. I'm in grad school full-time , after all, and serving in a full-time ministry position plus I have a new wife at home who deserves some attention too. Yet, this week's events have determined that the bench is not the place for anyone in this political season. As the news story about 60 Minutes' "forged" memos continues to unravel, the political agenda of the mainstream media has been revealed like never before. Not too say that the media hasn't picked favorites before, but during my short life and the four presidential campaigns I have closely followed, I have yet to see such an unbridled attempt by the mainstream press to affect an election to this extent. The response ( also here, and here) of the blogosphere has been truly remarkable and should be given credit for blowing this story out of the foggy waters of partisanship and getting the truth out to the public. The lesson for voters is this: We can no longer sit passive, assuming that we are being fed the truth by our news outlets. Instead, we must make the choice to look deeper and find the real story before we make up our minds.