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Exposing the Media Industrial Complex

Commentary by David F. Maas

In 'The Liberal Media Industrial Complex', Mark Dice exposes the media moguls' plans to commandeer the narrative of every branch of the media.

Give It to Us Straight!

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Throughout a normal day, we are constantly reminded just how little we can trust what we hear or read. ...

The Haditha Non-Story

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

A year and a half ago, the bloodbath at Haditha, a city in the western Iraqi province of Al Anbar, was big news. ...

Always an Angle

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Though God does not spew propaganda or use spin, He does have His own—and totally accurate—angle or perspective. To Christians, it should be growing more familiar.

More Than Conquerors

CGG Weekly by Martin G. Collins

Little has been overtly said this week by the liberal news media about the making of a movie, produced and directed by Mel Gibson, about Jesus of Nazareth. ...

Without a Clue

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, reflecting on a recent conversation between family members, has come to the conclusion that many individuals in the world, informed only by the state-controlled networks ABC, NBC, CNN and CBS, know absolutely nothing concerning the truth a. . .

News Is In The News

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, using Paul Harvey's technique of exposing the "rest of the story," learned that the elderly lady who had sued McDonald's because of third-degree burns from excessively hot coffee only wanted remuneration for the cost of her medic. . .

Blindness or Disregard?

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Last night, I viewed a disturbing video called War of Images. ...

Polling Problems

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

I have a problem with polls, especially those polls that become national news. ...

The Real Science-Deniers

Commentary by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Richard Ritenbaugh, acknowledging the chasm between the Creationist Christian community and the science-evolution establishment, proclaims that the liberal media consistently portrays conservatives and Christians as "science deniers," castigating. . .

Disintegration

CGG Weekly by David C. Grabbe

Our advanced communications, which have allowed globalism, are also bringing about tribalism. Rather than uniting everyone, they are dividing.

Newsworthy?

Commentary by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Richard Ritenbaugh speculates as to the motivation driving the editor's selection of what is fit to print in the newspapers. The editor of the leftist leading Old Gray Lady (the New York Times) tries to bias the news toward one way, while Matt Drudge may t. . .

A Telling Reaction

Commentary by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Richard Ritenbaugh, describing the state-controlled media as thunderstruck after all their bogus polls blew up in their faces, maintains that America is just beginning to reap what it has sown, evidenced by the on-going meltdown and temper-tantrums display. . .

What to Believe?

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Occasionally, I receive Internet surveys from a reputable polling company. ...

No Time to Think!

Commentary by Martin G. Collins

Martin Collins alludes to research which suggests that, thanks to the media and to our digital lifestyle, human attention span has attenuated to a mere two seconds—much shorter than the attention span of a goldfish. Media, a major contributor to this. . .

Entertainment Lies Matter, Too

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, referring to the peppery interchange of Donald Trump, labeling the mainstream reporters as liars, and the political reporters as incredible liars, focuses on the revision of a television miniseries, Roots. The original production alleged t. . .

The Price of Arrogance

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

No matter whether it is good policy or not, a close-to-the-vest style of governance infuriates friend and foe alike because it comes across as arrogant.

Different Signs of the Times

CGG Weekly by David C. Grabbe

If the mainstream media is a bellwether, the earth is about to be invaded by beings from another planet—or it already has been. ...

Deceiving the American Public

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, reminding us that, although previously co-habiting, homosexual, lesbian, and same-sex marriage relationships were viewed with repulsion by society, political correctness has coerced society to look upon these decrepit liaisons as normal. T. . .

The Only Path to Reconcliation

Commentary by Mark Schindler

Mark Schindler, reminding us that the purpose of the weekly commentary is not to promote any political agenda, but only to help us watch for minefields , helping us to steer clear of toxic world views, reminds us that God is not liberal or conservative, so. . .

Overlooking Evil

Commentary by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Richard Ritenbaugh, examining the disgusting scandals involving Harvey Weinstein and other philanderers and child molesters exposed in the latest Hollywood debacles, observes that the liberal leftists seem to have tons of dirty laundry to expose to a somew. . .

A Famine Of The Word (Part One)

Commentary by Martin G. Collins

Martin Collins, reviewing the process of how God's Word has been preserved and distributed—on media ranging from animal skins to papyrus to the printed word to the internet—warns that sinister forces have reared their ugly heads to censor the W. . .

Following the Bean

'World Watch' by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Keeping an eye on the news in order to 'watch world events' can be both time-consuming and maddening. Richard Ritenbaugh compares this task to playing a shell game, wondering if the game itself, hard to follow as it is, is distracting some of us from more . . .

Putting It In Perspective

CGG Weekly by David C. Grabbe

Catholic clergy have been the target of the media, yet Protestant ministers actually have a higher rate of sexual abuse. The rate is even higher among teachers.

Christians and Politics

Commentary by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Richard Ritenbaugh, acknowledging that biased media deluges us with lies, warns that God has not endorsed all information, whether from the left or the right, is pulling us toward carnal solutions and away from godly ones. Because the far left has tradit. . .

Deception by Silence

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Those who are obeying Christ's command to 'watch therefore, and pray always' should not be so naïve as to trust any one source for news of the world.

Solving the School-Shooting Crisis

Commentary by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Richard Ritenbaugh reflects on the horrendous school shooting in Florida, perpetrated by a deranged student, Nicholas Cruz, who had just been transferred to an institution for students with behavioral issues. The police had been called to his house 32 time. . .

Beware the Second Flood (Part One)

CGG Weekly by David C. Grabbe

The immediate danger lies not as much in the specific teachings of the flood from the serpent but in their sheer volume. The peril lies in being swept away.

Zika: A Real Health Emergency?

'World Watch' by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Apart from the coverage of the U.S. presidential election, the Zika virus was this summer's major news story, casting a pall over the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Richard Ritenbaugh covers the history and substance of the Zika virus, concluding . . .

Part of the Narrative

Commentary by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Richard Ritenbaugh, reflecting on the tragedy of millions of Americans' believing blatant lies proffered by the elite media, politically and culturally motivated to serve as change agents of what they consider a flawed nation, turns to narratology to offer. . .

Shaped by the News

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, asking us if we recognize truths, especially in the current milieu when a high percentage of mainstream media has become infected with a sinister, politically driven fake news narrative, points out that God's Word is the only verifiable so. . .

The Beat Goes On

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, reiterating that, after a behavior or habit has been established, it is difficult to change, points out that Muriel Beadle would add that it is impossible to change. This truism underscores the importance of early childhood training. The b. . .

Tyranny by the Few

CGG Weekly by David C. Grabbe

The media bears responsibility for our downward spiral through marginalizing the conservative majority. It presents a warped reality, and gradually makes it stick.

The Big Lie (Part One)

Commentary by Mark Schindler

Though we are not to become involved in politics, we need to be aware that enslaving lies are everywhere, generated in the mind of the father of lies, Satan.

Staying On Point

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, reflecting on our prayers for God to "bless the electronics," asks whether the marvels of modern electronics are really a God-send or something less than a blessing. Perhaps some of us need to change our thinking about electronic. . .

Our Historical Myopia

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

As the days have wound down toward the new year, the media have been saturated with news of woe. Many people would say that sorrowful tales have filled the Internet and the airwaves to such an extent that it has been the absolute worst year in living memor. . .

1619 and 1984

Commentary by Charles Whitaker

Totalitarian governments often attempt to perpetuate their regimes through policies of 'reschooling' their citizens to bring about behavioral changes.

Has America Gone Crazy? (Part Two)

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

The word 'crazy' comes from the image of an object full of cracks. It implies that a crazy person is so untrustworthy that he must be handled with caution.

Grow Up!

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

The days of our lives are seventy years; and if by reason of strength they are eighty years, yet their boast is only labor and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away. ...

A Political Hurricane

Commentary by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Richard Ritenbaugh, reflecting on the fallout from the devastating Hurricane Matthew, a category 4 storm, has observed that some have attempted shamelessly to politicize this disaster, foolishly proclaiming that this disaster was caused by climate change, . . .

Children Will Be Their Oppressors

Commentary by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

God, in Isaiah 3:12, prophesies the recruitment of children for propaganda purposes, which we see happening regularly by the secular humanists.

'Dangerous' Speakers of Truth

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Watchwords of our time are 'Islamic terrorism' and 'Muslim extremists,' and nearly every point of conflict on the planet involves Muslim aggression.

The Blame Game

Commentary by Joseph B. Baity

People revere doctors and technology above God. We are obsessed with negative and fake news, all assigning blame and pointing critical fingers.

Exalting the Base

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

The news story of the day focuses on the funeral (in Cairo, Egypt, his city of birth) and burial (in Ramallah, West Bank, "Palestine") of Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Chairman Yasser Arafat, 75, who died of an unmentioned disease on Thursday in . . .

You Deceitful Tongue!

Commentary by Martin G. Collins

Martin Collins, citing a study conducted by Dr. Tara Stewart (as reported in Guy Christopher's blog), explains why journalists of the mainstream media have fallen into disapproval for their widespread deception and bias. This study demonstrated that journa. . .

Faith and Technology

Sermonette by David C. Grabbe

David Grabbe, marveling that over the past 25 years the Church of the Great God has assembled a massive library of electronic resources as a service to the Greater Church of God, as well as to the world at large, asserts that God performed this work at a f. . .

Surreal Events

Commentary by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Richard Ritenbaugh, sensing a strange surreal cast about today's news, believes things are seriously out of phase from what they should be. In a matter of a few short months the Middle East has become completely destabilized, our former allies find themsel. . .

What Does It Say?

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

What does it say about a nation that makes an icon of a woman whose only claims to fame are to have posed nude for a magazine, married a nearly nonagenarian billionaire, had a drug problem, and had a string of affairs? ...

What's the Endgame?

Commentary by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Leaders will use crises to consolidate their power and further their agenda. The real devastation may occur after the coronavirus runs its course.

Reinterpreting History

Commentary by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Richard Ritenbaugh, reflecting on the recent death of Charles Manson, the notorious cult leader and murderer, marvels that The New York Times has morphed into an extreme, far-leftist, propaganda organ committed to attacking traditional values, especially i. . .

Israel's Case Regarding the Land

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, reminding us that Arizona is under attack from Mexico, suggests that the Federal Government is spitefully punishing Arizona for assuming the responsibility that the Federal Government refuses to enforce. Like Arizona, Israel continues to b. . .

Follow the Herd?

Commentary by Mark Schindler

Greed has caused panic buying and selling of pharmaceutical stocks and has spawned a booming vaccine industry coupled with shameless scientific fraud.

Let No One Deceive You

'Prophecy Watch' by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

We live in a day of increasing knowledge—to the point that we are increasingly overloaded with information. Richard Ritenbaugh argues that these and other modern factors lend themselves to deception, yet this is one of the primary end-time trends tha. . .

The Same Plumb Line

Commentary by David C. Grabbe

A former president was sexually immoral, lied with impunity, and misused his position. The same is true of the current one. Will we apply God's standard equally?

A World Upside-Down

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Hezbollah has been successful in its public-relations coup because it set Israel up under a set of parameters for victory that no nation could accomplish.

Fear and Fire

Commentary by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Mainstream media has perfected the technique of keeping people in perpetual fear, with the objective of scaring gullible viewers into conforming to their will.

Are You Looking for Some New Thing? (Part 1)

Sermon by Martin G. Collins

Martin Collins, focusing upon the obsessive quirk of human nature to hear "some new thing," describes Paul's encounter with the Athenian philosophers at the Areopogas, the virtual headquarters of Western culture. Throughout history, the Word of G. . .

Today's Christianity (Part Two): Southern Christianity Moves North

'Prophecy Watch' by Charles Whitaker

The Immigration Reform Act of 1965 opened the floodgates to immigrants from Latin America, Asia, and Africa. Charles Whitaker asserts that, contrary to the liberal secularists intention to marginalize Christianity through it, the Act instead facilitated th. . .

Unmasking Wolves in Sheep's Clothing (Part One)

Commentary by David F. Maas

A number of secular false messiahs—particularly medical experts—have pulled the wool over the eyes of many worldwide in the past several months.

The Flood Is Upon Us!

'Personal' from John W. Ritenbaugh

Revelation 12 pictures a flood proceeding from the mouth of the dragon, sweeping many away in a torrent of information that drowns out the truth.

The Answer is in the Bucket (Part Six)

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

Americans once held high ethical standards. However, America has egenerated into a cultural cesspool, now providing a poor example for the rest of the world.

What's in the Bucket? (Part Three)

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, reflecting on the pandemic of mendacious news from elite media outlets, suggests that believing any of it is like dipping a bucket into a contaminated well. Commentator Mark Levin, in his latest book Unfreedom of the Press, maintains that . . .

The End Is Not Yet

Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

God's people do a disservice to the cause of truth when they allow the media-hype to trigger a false hope about Jesus Christ's return being imminent.

Is America a Christian Nation? (Part One)

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, describing an ongoing "bloodless coup" in which a major political party and a complicit propagandistic media are feverishly trying to high-jack the controls of governmental power, taking choices away from the individual and givin. . .

A Disagreement With the Truth

Sermonette by Joseph B. Baity

God alone possesses truth and we must seek this truth as we would seek precious gems. Pride could be described as disagreement with the truth.

Are You Being Brainwashed? (Part 1)

Sermon by Martin G. Collins

We must embrace the fruits of the Spirit, preferring God's truth to the deceitful spin, brainwashing, and doublespeak of the world's institutions.

Many Excuses

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

We need to avoid the trap of self-justification, allowing our hasty words to lure us into sin. We must be quick to listen, and slow to speak.


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