So How Moral was the Media’s Obsession with the Stormy Daniels Case? And What About Their Continual Moral Bias?
Who Have We Become as A People?
Is not one of John Locke’s quotes so apt to our culture today: “We are like chameleons, we take our hue and the color of our moral character, from those around us.”?
The allegations about Lt Gov Justin Fairfax’s sexual abuse, coming as a media distraction during the Gov Northam “infanticide” issue, is a pathetic commentary on our Nation’s culture today.
While becoming ever more disgusted with the duplicitous media obsessions over ‘moral’ issues, I was reminded of what Denis Praeger said about the Stormy Daniels case:
“It should be clear that this whole preoccupation with Trump’s past sex life has nothing to do with morality and everything to do with humiliating Trump — and, thereby, hopefully weakening the Trump presidency — the raison d’etre of the media since he was elected.
“The fact is it is none of my business and none of my concern whether a politician ever had an extramarital affair. To cite just one of many examples, a president’s attitude toward the genocide-advocating Islamic tyrants in Tehran is incomparably more morally significant.
“That is just one of many reasons — on moral grounds alone — I far prefer the current president to the allegedly ‘faithful-to-his-wife’ previous president who turned a blind eye to Islamic terrorists and supported the Muslim Brotherhood.”
I refuse to accept or pardon immoral behavior — especially by public officials and leaders.
And I am not interested in hearing about any of it. Period!
All of this media frenzy directly adds to the:
- gradual cultural acceptance of immoral behavior,
- desensitizing the public conscience, and
- dumbing down of any standards of decency and morality;
- indeed, actual contempt for moral uprightness.
I too reject the fake sanctimonious morality that is so way over-the-top hypocritical. We constantly see and hear it daily from all sectors — political, social and academic.
Recall how the vast majority of leading media personalities joked and giggled about JFK ‘s ‘antics’ while failing to report anything — indeed, they actually participated in ignoring or even covering it up.
John F. Kennedy remains the most revered of Democrat presidents in the modern era. Yet we now know he routinely had affairs in the White House in his wife’s absence and had the Secret Service provide him advance notice of her return; worse behavior when he was ‘out of town’.
Bill Cosby’s bad behavior was routinely ignored/considered ‘normal’ and acceptable (his sexual misdeeds were very commonly practiced throughout all of Hollywood, et al) and long ignored — until suddenly when he began speaking out about social issues in black communities. Overnight he alone was then outed as a sexual predator.
Then the examples of Senator Kirsten Gillibrand’s, et al, longstanding professional and continuing financial ties to Harvey Weinstein while “fighting the problems of sexual assault and harassment in the military and on college campuses”, renowned as the “#MeToo Senator”, and her calls for President Donald Trump to resign over unproven allegations of sexual misconduct — moves that many called pathetic.
The media rightly celebrate, as we all do, Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. as one of the moral greats of the 20th century — this despite myriad factual reports of his having committed adultery on numerous occasions.
Likewise, the media and the left idolized Sen. Ted Kennedy, regularly referring to him as the “Lion of the Senate.” Yet Kennedy was notorious for his lechery — far more so than Donald Trump.
Typical Ted Kennedy behavior, as described in New Yorker Magazine, was when he and then-fellow Democrat Senator Chris Dodd “participated in the famous ‘waitress sandwich’ at La Brasserie in 1985, while their dates were in the bathroom.”
Recall the media attitude about Bill Clinton’s past and continual antics; or that the allegations about our Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax, or Governor Northam, became somewhat suppressed and low-key; then forgotten.
The media routinely ostracizes conservative politicians who get caught while giving so-called ‘progressives’ a pass and often refusing to even publish those cases as news of the day. And these same media pundits champion “fairness: what’s that all about?
But for me, the height of the hypocrisy is the media hostility to Christian values and Christianity [perhaps one could be persuaded to consider the assertion offered by some that these inconsistencies can be attributed to the prophesized ‘latter-day’ influence of Satan].
IMHO, we indeed need strong leaders, such as VP Mike Pence, whose character and morals shine as a beacon to be emulated and replicated. Yet the media still continues to criticize him remorselessly about his ‘old fashioned’ personal policy of refusing to meet alone with any women anywhere in public or private.
We need principled persons to lead us as a people, and as a nation, to “repent and turn from the evil and wickedness, to ask God’s forgiveness, seek His face, and purpose in our hearts and determine in our minds to be His people, to let His light of peace, love, mercy, and justice, shine throughout our land, drawing all people and all nations to Him, for His honor and glory’s sake” [see: I Timothy 2:1-2; II Chronicles 7:14].
While I deplore the media hypocrisy, I am soberly reminded that, basically, they are simply reflecting our modern culture and who we are as a people.
We need to, collectively, look in a mirror and take stock.
Meanwhile, consider rampant hypocrisy about Donald Trump — that some have posited that he may possibly be a current day “Cyrus the Great” [where God says “He [Cyrus] … will accomplish all that I please”, et al (See: Isaiah 44 and 45)] who is being used to produce good for our nation.
But that does not excuse immoral behavior!
What say you?