Tuesday, September 04, 2018

A Christian in journalism

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2 comments:

Starhopper said...

I like the way Marshall Allen pointed out that the Evangelists never shied away from exposing the Apostles' foibles and shortcomings. No whitewashing in the Gospels! Also, Paul's very human shortcomings are also right out there for all to see in Acts (and even in his own letters). And people also seem to somehow not notice how critical Revelation is of the Christian churches in Asia. If the Apocalypse is supposed to be a battle between Good and Evil, then even in such a supposedly black and white book, the battle lines are all over the place.

Dave Duffy said...

I was once under the delusion that science was about uncovering data. You worked all day under tedious conditions to record a data point. The next day you did the same. After a few weeks, or months, or years of work you have a series of data. Then you record the data for interpretation. It's thankless work and often the data is all over the place.

I was once under the delusion that journalism was same. They worked all day under tedious conditions to find data. The next day they did the same. After a few weeks, or months, or years, they had enough data to allow their readers to interpret.

Thanks Victor for giving me what I expected from a journalist: From the writer, "The mission statement of ProPublica, my employer, says we want to use the 'moral force of investigative reporting to spur reform.' If you go through my work, you may sense a bit of 'moral force.'"

He has a political agenda, and people who may disagree with his agenda, need to exposed. And then there is his self-righteous congratulations and the poor me, people call me names, while he "exposes" those who disagree with his agenda. He is right, there is no shortage of reminders that we live in a fallen world.