29. Media

QUESTIONS:

  1. What is the theological basis for the media?
  1. Do you expect the media to be objective and have high competence? Do they? If so, how?  If not, in what ways?
  1. Do you have distrust for the media? If so, why? If not, why not?
  1. How do you view the media when you know that 90% of them vote for the same political party (the Democratic Party) year after year? Might that “color” their political reporting? If not, why not?  If “yes,” in what way?
  1. What would you think if journalists had to file – as a form of self policing their profession – a bias report, which would simply acknowledge who they voted for the past 16 years. They could vote for whomever they wanted, but they simply would file it on a public website (something like www.HonestyInMedia.com), so people would know what their bias is? Might that help reestablish credibility among the media?