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Can We Finally Call CNN What God Calls It?

By Timothy Zebell | April 21, 2021

Nobody expects the news media to be 100% accurate all the time. … However, there is a difference between occasional errors and the consistent pattern of misrepresentation and selective reporting of facts seen throughout much of the mainstream media. Perhaps none have been as effective at revealing intentional deception and manipulation by major news outlets as…

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Does God Hate the New York Times

Does God “Hate” the New York Times?

By Timothy Zebell | March 31, 2021

“There are six things that the LORD hates, seven that are an abomination to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that make haste to run to evil, a false witness who breathes out lies, and one who sows discord among brothers” (Prov. 6:16–19). Our politically correct Christian culture tends to shy away from strong words like “hate” and “abomination”…

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NYT Receives Another Pulitzer Prize for Printing Fake News

NYT Receives Another Pulitzer Prize for Printing Fake News

By Timothy Zebell | May 6, 2020

“I listened in stunned silence as Nikole Hannah-Jones, a reporter for the New York Times, repeated an idea that I had vigorously argued against with her fact-checker” … What does it mean for our country when our national paper of record is repeatedly rewarded with our nation’s highest journalism prize for deliberately distorted, misleading, and false reporting? At the very least, it indicates that…

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Real World Consequences of Fake News

The Real-World Consequences of Fake News

By Timothy Zebell | December 4, 2019

Following a now debunked New York Times report in September detailing a new sexual misconduct allegation against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh from his college years, Representative Ayanna Pressley (D-MN) filed an impeachment resolution pressing the House Judiciary Committee to investigate Justice Kavanaugh. She was supported by public calls for impeachment from several Democratic presidential candidates…

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Are America's Networks Protecting Child Sex-Trafficking

Are America’s Networks Protecting Child Sex-Trafficking?

By Timothy Zebell | November 13, 2019

“NBC, ABC and CBS News have all now appeared to run cover for some of the world’s most powerful rape rings, allegedly killing stories and firing employees who tried to expose the outlets.” This shocking lead to a Daily Caller news article highlights the latest in a series of outrageous abuses by our nation’s news networks….

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Re-framing Reality: Why the News Media Made al-Baghdadi More Sympathetic Than Trump

Re-Framing Reality: Why the News Media Made Al-Baghdadi More Sympathetic Than Trump

By Timothy Zebell | October 30, 2019

“Last night, the United States brought the world’s number one terrorist leader, to justice: Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is dead,” President Trump proudly announced to the nation Sunday morning. “He was the founder and leader of ISIS, the most ruthless and violent terror organization in the world. … Last night was a great night for the…

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Truth May Be the Greatest Casualty of Mass Shootings

Truth May Be the Greatest Casualty of Mass Shootings

By Timothy Zebell | August 14, 2019

The facts-first model of journalism is the latest casualty to social justice warriors and the Twitter mob. It began with a spree of mass shootings on Sunday, August 4. Within a 24-hour period, mass shootings occurred in El Paso, Texas; Dayton, Ohio; and Chicago, Illinois, but because the Dayton and Chicago shootings failed to fit the media narrative, they were largely ignored….

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Blinding Effects of Preferred Narratives

The Blinding Effect of Preferred Narratives

By Timothy Zebell | June 5, 2019

As humans, we possess an incredible ability to convince ourselves of what we want to believe, irrespective of what reality may be. In the immediate hours following the murder of 12 people at a Virginia Beach municipal office, Senator Chris Murphy tweeted…

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Shell Shocked - What the Mueller Report Reveals about Our Response to Truth

Shell Shocked: What the Mueller Report Reveals about Our Response to Truth

By Timothy Zebell | April 24, 2019

Confronted with the stark contrast between their characterization of “Russian collusion” and Robert Mueller’s findings, newsrooms across the nation have reminded us of just how difficult it can be to admit our errors and accept an unwelcome conclusion…

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