When News Isn’t News
The headline on my Twitter feed read “Mark Driscoll Answers: Does God Require All People To Tithe?”
My first thought was “who cares what Mark Driscoll thinks?”
The answer to that question is probably the same answer as when I asked why the Assist News Service posts Gospel For Asia’s press releases as if they were real news items and completely ignores the scandals around the organization.
The answer being that both are nothing but media whores.
In my opinion, of course…they’re probably also lawyered up whores.
Now, I have no problem with someone trying to make a living.
We run ads and solicit donations ourselves.
I have a huge problem with whores dressed up like nuns (though I understand that appeals to some).
Both of these outlets publish puff pieces about Driscoll, Abedini, GFA, etc. that are nothing more than attempts by these people to reestablish market share.
That’s not news.
It shouldn’t be labeled as news.
It would be news would be if outlets that are purportedly “Christian” actually pursued the truth and risked the wrath of advertisers and readers to find it.
What these outlets do is pit themselves against those who are seeking and speaking the truth…burying truth in favor of profit.
Are you going to believe a blogger or “The Christian Post?”
They need to clearly state what is opinion, what has been paid for…and what is legitimate “news”.
Nobody has ever paid me to run a story or to squash a story, nor would I ever accept money to do either.
Truth still matters here.
We still know the difference between a nun and a whore…