It was headlines all over the news this week. Did you see it? This RARE news item, which finally came out, was the overt and outrageous bias and manipulation of the Republican President Debates by the Moderators of the mainstream media outlet, CNBC. It was shocking! It was so bad that by the end of the debates, the Republican Candidates began to fire back at the Moderators who had pretended during the event to be impartial “journalists.”
While this masterful manipulation of the media has been going on for over a generation now, people are finally starting to see it….at least a few. The problem is that we have been sitting under this bias and agenda for so long that it seemed normal. After all, the media just reports the facts, right? The damage that has been done by this lack of awareness of the media’s agenda is beyond words. It has destroyed our political process, our schools, inner cities, families, military, and churches. Every part of our life as a nation has been dramatically affected. The bias of the media has been THE “Trojan Horse” that has slipped under the radar of most Americans, posing as objective reporting and journalism to a naïve and unsuspecting public. Unfortunately, many of us have just sat back and largely believed these reporters and their outright manipulation of the truth and never gave it a second thought. This is especially true of our youth.
If there is one lesson from the debates the other night, it is that you can so control the news, frame the questions, quote the “facts,” and control the information people see and hear in such a way that you can get people to believe and do ANYTHING. We are seeing that reality coming to pass before our eyes on a daily basis. And let it be clearly stated that from a Biblical and prophetic standpoint, the worst is yet to come.
A tragic example of this media manipulation, that very few would even mention today, is what happened in Nazi Germany during the 1930’s. The Nazis were able to get complete control of the media under Hitler. Joseph Goebbels, his propaganda minister, took over every media outlet from the radio to newsreels in theatres, to the local newspapers and printed pages that people read every day. Any opposition to the party line was demonized, ruthlessly crushed and/or eliminated. This media world, created by the Nazis, was so pervasive that the German public was clueless to the reality going on around them. This sophisticated brainwashing of the public led Germany to murder over 11 million people in their concentration camps, engineering the Holocaust against the Jews, and starting a world war that killed over 60 million people. And when it was finally all over, FEW had a clue how it had all happened. People are STILL trying to figure out what happened. The world stood back then and now in shock and disbelief that such things could happen in a “civilized and educated society” like Germany. Such was the power of the media to change the world.
About 80 years have passed since those tragic days in Germany. Few are raising a serious or prophetic alarm about this problem with the media today, or would even suggest any parallels with the past. After all, many in the media are good at suppressing history and the lessons of the past when they reflect badly on the current agenda. Anyone drawing parallels with Nazi Germany is an obvious “lunatic” and not worth taking seriously, right? Anyone who comes along to unmask this evil bias is demonized with a ferocity that is overwhelming. Very few can stand up to it in our society today and even fewer seem willing. We are literally seeing Isaiah’s warning come to pass before our eyes, “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil” (Isaiah 5:20). The media has now defined what is “good” and what is “evil.” God help anyone who disagrees with their party line.
A good question that might be worth asking at this critical point in history is this, “Where is all of this heading?” Surely this mass manipulation of the truth by the media and suppression of facts is leading somewhere. Every time the truth is twisted someone has an agenda. Clearly the moderators on CNBC had some agenda on their mind, be it political and/or spiritual? Surely, everyone using the media to manipulate facts and distort reality has something they want to accomplish, some purpose in mind.
Honestly saints, all of this is really quite simple to sort out. Everyone either wants the Lord’s Kingdom or one of their own making. Everyone either wants the Lord Jesus Christ to rule or the Antichrist. All of our media is designed to bring glory to one agenda or another. There is no middle ground here. May our lives and agenda be built around the Lord Jesus Christ and His truth at every level of our lives. May we all be dedicated to our Lord’s petition, “Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done, on Earth as it is in Heaven” (Matthew 6:10).