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    It used to be that when a MAJOR event occurred it was considered breaking news. Now it seems everything gets treated as breaking news. To my mind someone winning a tennis tournament is not important enough to be called breaking news. The term has lost its sense of urgency.

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    24-hour news channels are un-watchable.

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    Maybe the power is out

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    Quote Originally Posted by RWGR View Post
    24-hour news channels are un-watchable.
    They don't even report news anymore. It's just all commentary now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Chronic Liar View Post
    They don't even report news anymore. It's just all commentary now.
    There's quite an irony here.

    Who would you expect to tell the truth better?? Media that must fight for the consumer's dollar, with every attention getting trick they know?? Or a state supported institution like the CBC??

    PS, CBC is no big supporter of government, regardless!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry Morris View Post
    There's quite an irony here.

    Who would you expect to tell the truth better?? Media that must fight for the consumer's dollar, with every attention getting trick they know?? Or a state supported institution like the CBC??
    Is this even a serious question??

    Networks like Fox News and CNN report the very same stories every other major news channel reports. The difference is how they sensationalize the stories; how they ride certain stories for ratings. So it's not that they don't report the news, it's that they report it too much, all in an attempt to get viewers, and thus advertising dollars.

    CBC is a joke, and the fact it is ran by the government is the punchline.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RWGR View Post
    .....CBC is a joke, and the fact it is ran by the government is the punchline.
    Which works if you ignore their reporting on the governments actions.

    Seems that in the USA, not only is media run like a business, sacrificing truth for bucks, when the government (especially conservative) says jump, they say how high??

    Just an opinion. Which is why I've walked out of church when the preacher quotes secular media.

    Capitalism trumps truth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry Morris View Post
    Which works if you ignore their reporting on the governments actions.

    Seems that in the USA, not only is media run like a business, sacrificing truth for bucks, when the government (especially conservative) says jump, they say how high??

    Just an opinion. Which is why I've walked out of church when the preacher quotes secular media.

    Capitalism trumps truth.

    IMO.
    An opinion which you bother to provide no basis.

    You know what they say about opinions...

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    Quote Originally Posted by RWGR View Post
    An opinion which you bother to provide no basis.

    You know what they say about opinions...
    Yup. That's part of the reason why yours means so little to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry Morris View Post
    Yup. That's part of the reason why yours means so little to me.
    You constantly tell me it means little to you ...which, of course, means it means quite a bit to you!

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    Which is why I've walked out of church when the preacher quotes secular media
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    Wow. That's rude. Course everything has a context. I hope it wasn't as simplistic as that.

    Are you saying in general, you would walk out if your pastor uses a story he picked up in the news as an illustration?

    Yeesh.
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    The writing's been on the wall for a while

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluesky View Post
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    Wow. That's rude. Course everything has a context. I hope it wasn't as simplistic as that.

    Are you saying in general, you would walk out if your pastor uses a story he picked up in the news as an illustration?

    Yeesh.
    Nope, it wasn't that simple. He quoted a media interpretation of someone's feelings after they got into trouble, as if it was the whole truth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RWGR View Post
    You constantly tell me it means little to you ...which, of course, means it means quite a bit to you!
    Same logic about winning, or your prowess with women??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry Morris View Post
    Nope, it wasn't that simple. He quoted a media interpretation of someone's feelings after they got into trouble, as if it was the whole truth.
    So the thing to do (if you want to do it right) is to approach him in person, privately and deal with it manno a manno. The purpose of walking out on someone is to make a public statement. Using shame in front of the entire congregation. That is just not right. It's harsh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry Morris View Post
    Nope, it wasn't that simple. He quoted a media interpretation of someone's feelings after they got into trouble, as if it was the whole truth.
    This reminds me of the time when I was 4 years old and I wanted a....actually the rest is not important to my point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluesky View Post
    So the thing to do (if you want to do it right) is to approach him in person, privately and deal with it manno a manno. The purpose of walking out on someone is to make a public statement. Using shame in front of the entire congregation. That is just not right. It's harsh.
    I did, later.

    I'm afraid that his interpretations of scripture, as supported by his hero, John Piper, were one of the reasons I left the church I had attended for 43 years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry Morris View Post
    I did, later.

    I'm afraid that his interpretations of scripture, as supported by his hero, John Piper, were one of the reasons I left the church I had attended for 43 years.
    Wow, who would have thought Sola Scriptura would produce a scenario like that??

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    Quote Originally Posted by RWGR View Post
    Wow, who would have thought Sola Scriptura would produce a scenario like that??
    It doesn't.

    Better than the methods used by the Roman Catholic church, by far. Oh, that's right, you reject the book of Revelations, including the part where there's a curse on those who add to God's word!!
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