The latest RNC debate hosted by CNBC this past week revealed something to the world that most conservatives have known for a long time. It revealed the media’s bias towards the Democrats. From the smug looks of the panel to the character attacks towards the Republican candidates, it was very clear from the first question that this was not a debate, but a character assassination of every Republican candidate.
When the first question asked to the candidates was to identify their biggest weakness, you knew that they were not there to talk about the policies of each candidate on the economy, as was originally agreed upon when the debate was set up. You knew from the first question that this panel viewed their questioning as an assignment to take down every candidate.
There is one thing that is missed by many of those who disagreed with how the debate was handled. Many have pointed out the bias of the media, which most have already known. What I believe has been missed is the arrogance of the media. The day after the debate, as I watched America’s News Room on FoxNews, Bill Hemmer bemoaned that everyone is making this about the panel instead of pointing out that the Republicans are afraid to answer tough questions. REALLY? This coming from a network whose obvious agenda is to get the Republican establishment candidates Jeb Bush or Marco Rubio elected. This coming from the network who in the first debate did everything they could to take out their arch-rival, Donald Trump. Ben Carson and Ted Cruz lovers, don’t think for a second that they like your candidate either. They just believe if they can remove Trump that the rest will be easy to remove. They view Carson as an easy target because of his low energy. They have already started piling on Cruz as an obstructionist who never wins. It’s not hard to see the arrogance and agenda of the media.
Every debate has shown the arrogance of the media. Each panel on these debates has portrayed themselves as the star of the show. If they didn’t believe this, then why are the panelists being questioned before the debate ever starts? The reason is because they believe they are that great and everyone should notice them. If they were not arrogant, then they would perform the panelist job to simply shine a light on the candidates and not themselves. A panelist is not there to be recognized; rather, their job is to ask questions that would allow the candidate to lay out their policies so that the listener can make their own decision. The problem is these panelists view their listeners as ignorant fools who need them to use their intelligence to set this election straight so that who they view as the right candidate should win. Their job is not to be recognized when the night is over. They miserably failed because of their arrogance. They are happy that everyone is talking about them after a debate. They are only upset that their agenda was exposed in this last debate.
There are several lessons that we should learn about the news media and liberals from this debate.
1. Don’t trust the media.
The media always has an agenda in every story. They formulate their questions and reporting in such a manner to get you to hear what they want you to hear. God says in Proverbs 14:15, “The simple believeth every word: but the prudent man looketh well to his going.” Just because the media reports something doesn’t make it true. It is your responsibility to do your own research instead of trusting what is printed or aired by the news media. Their motives have been exposed, don’t trust them.
2. Don’t expect liberals to be fair.
They don’t believe their job is to be fair, they believe their job is to force their agenda upon you. To some degree, their actions can be commended because they at least follow through on what they believe. For some reason, we have this idea that life is supposed to be fair. Friend, life is not fair, and liberals are going to do one thing, promote their agenda and candidate.
If the Republicans are going to ever get their message out, then they are going to have to use their own panelists who will ask the questions of these candidates that will help them to get their policy views out. Proverbs 9:6 says, “Forsake the foolish, and live; and go in the way of understanding.”Conservative policies will only be displayed when you stop putting liberals on these panels and get conservative panels to ask questions during the primary season.
3. Don’t back down to liberals.
Ted Cruz did exactly what you are supposed to do to liberals, stand up and call them out. When Ted Cruz went off on the panel, every conservative cheered what he did because they have wanted someone to do this for a long time. This is how you deal with liberals, you call them out. That is how Paul dealt with liberals in Galatians 2:14 when he says, “But when I saw that they walked not uprightly according to the truth of the gospel, I said unto Peter before them all, If thou, being a Jew, livest after the manner of Gentiles, and not as do the Jews, why compellest thou the Gentiles to live as do the Jews?” God commands us not to back down when He says in Jude 1:3, “Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.” God’s principle is clear in these verses that you must be bold and stand up to the liberal and call out the motives and policies.
4. Liberals will do anything to win.
One thing is very clear and that is the liberal will do anything to win. The problem with many conservatives is the mentality that if you are kind to a liberal that they will respond accordingly. Friend, by now you have got to learn that liberals don’t play by the rules. They don’t care who they destroy or what they have to do to win, they will do it. They have no shame! It doesn’t bother them to lie about someone and destroy their character. To the liberal, the end of winning justifies everything they do. I’m not saying that you need to play by their rule book and become dishonest, but I do want you to understand that you can’t expect them to be honest or decent.
This is a battle that we face. This election is a battle for the soul of this nation. We can sit back and let the news media and liberals continue to run over us, or we can stand up and say, “Enough is enough!” Always understand that a liberal will be kind to you under one condition and that condition is if you submit to the way they want things done. The Prophet Balaam figured this out when he compromised to Balak’s requests. Compromise must NEVER be in our playbook. We must fight the good fight of faith until we win.
5. Liberals always believe they are smarter than you.
Liberals are very arrogant! If you have ever conversed with a liberal, whether politically or in the spiritual realm, you have walked away with the understanding that they think they are smarter than anyone else. Proverbs 16:18 says, “Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.” Just because a liberal may have more college degrees than you doesn’t make you inferior. Don’t cower to their arrogance. Just because a person can throw around big words doesn’t make them smart. John 8:22 says, “And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” The more truth you learn, the more comfortable you will become with yourself. Friend, you must be careful that you don’t become arrogant because you know the truth, but you also need to be careful about cowering to liberals who propagate lies.
There is only one way to overcome the liberal’s lies and that is with the truth. Romans 12:21 says, “Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.” Keep doing right and keep telling the truth. The truth will eventually win if we don’t cower to the lies of the liberal.