Wednesday, June 20, 2007
Public (Taxpayer-Paid) Radio
Doug notes that SCETV's radio folks once got in a dustup with the Legislature, which turned around and gutted the radio staff's budget. Doesn't that prove my point? If you have a government-run radio station doing news, at some point it is in danger of being beholden to the political interests of the day. And don't get me started on the "we're-going-to-take-Big-Bird-off the-air-if-you-cut-our-budget" ploys that public television agencies are known to execute.
Doug's a top-notch editor and more journalism big-wigs should listen to what he has to say about the evolving newsroom. And he's a radio guy at heart, I think, so that's the spirit in which I take his lament. And my guess is SCETV disagrees with me more than they disagree with him!
Growing isn't necessarily a pain.
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Labels: S.C. politics
Monday, June 18, 2007
God Bless You
>>Yet when Rosie O’Donnell proclaimed on ABC’s “The View,” one day after the fifth anniversary of 9/11, that “radical Christianity is just as threatening as radical Islam,” she expressed a sentiment that’s gaining ground in our nation.
Young Americans seem particularly susceptible to that absurd “just as threatening” notion. They should ponder who is more threatening: 1) Christian fundamentalists who reject gay marriage and warn of an eternal inferno if you don’t get right with God, or 2) Muslim fanatics who spark earthly infernos with airliners and bombs?<<
For a thorough criticism of Hitchens' book, I recommend a series by Mark D. Roberts. He points out several factual errors and I think deals with the issue of Hitchens' militant atheism in a respectful manner.
Herald-Examiner to be demolished
UPDATE -- Doug Fisher -- always a better editor than I was -- notes in the comment that the building that houses the newsroom apparently will survive. I re-read Kevin's caption and the story, and Doug appears to be correct. I think the word "demo" caught my eye, and running the picture made me think that it was the main building that was coming down. I recall there was some move to make it a landmark, which would probably prohibit its destruction.
Friday, June 15, 2007
Why be sad?
Wednesday, June 13, 2007
Candidates at church
"Taught a Bible class,
Presided at the Lord's table,
Served as a greeter,
Or led singing. ('If it was 728b and you can prove it, I'll give you $100,' he wagered, referring to the hymn, "Our God, His Is Alive," which is considered an anthem in the Churches of Christ)."
Labels: politics faith
Liberal WaPo columnist opines on Huckabee
Most of what drives those questions to Huckabee is the MSM's consistently belief that all evangelical Christians care about it is abortion and evolution. Many voters may indeed care about the issue of evolution vs. creationism, but my guess is that very very very few voters, even those who attend evangelical Christian churches, find that issue to be a driving factor in their decisions.
As for Gov. Huckabee, I hope the next time he gets one of these questions, he can dismiss it as relatively irrelevant for the office he now seeks. "I am not running to be the superintendent of public schools," he could say, "so what my private personal religious viewpoint on how God created the Earth, and whether that view ought to be presented in a public school setting, is is unnecessary to discuss."
Monday, June 11, 2007
I wonder if She Who Sighs will let me get one of those