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.


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 medical attention and her attorney's fees. However, after McDonald's refused …


What to Believe?

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

The absolute flood of words available to digest every day can make us a little crazy, carried this way and that by persuasive rhetoric or a new fact or angle.


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 displayed by the 'spontaneous' demonstrations from Oakland to Minneapolis to New …


Blindness or Disregard?

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

The network news programs do not produce stories on the Palestinian's use of women and children as human shields for fighters. Why?


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 about Barack Obama's lying, deceit, and chicanery. Today, every large media …


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.


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. ...


How Was it Accomplished So Easily? (Part Four)

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, focusing upon Proverbs 15:23 and Proverbs 25:11, referring to the timing and purpose of words, suggests that the principles could also be applied to evil communications. Satan's few lying words motivated Adam and Eve to sin, acts which have impacted all of humanity until now (except for Jesus Christ). The …


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. The movers and shakers of public opinion have steadily been working on …


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. ...


The Real Science-Deniers

Commentary by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

The media portrays conservatives as 'science deniers,' yet proclaims that gender is not a matter of observable, testable biology. Who is denying science?


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.


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

Verbally vilify a homosexual, an abortion advocate, or Muslim terrorist, and it is a 'hate crime.' Do the same to a Christian, and it is free speech.


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 to be a 'true' history of Alex Haley, while in fact it vastly distorted the …


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 source of legitimate truth. The cynicism of Pontius Pilate concerning the …


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 traditionally embraced humanist, 'progressive,' anti-God viewpoints, church …


Our Enervating Culture

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

If a person cannot honestly ascertain whether a thing is true or false, it will not be long before he loses his grip on reality—which truth defines.


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 a Paris hospital. ...


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 deficit, shamelessly ruins the attention span further by running …


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.


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, socialist or capitalist, globalist or nationalist. Recently, Focus Group …


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.


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.


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 somewhat more scrupulous public. The so-called victims of their advances …


A Famine Of The Word (Part One)

Commentary by Martin G. Collins

Billionaires have commandeered Apple, Twitter, Google, and Facebook, all ostensibly created for promoting free speech, for the purpose of censoring comments.


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, global warming, or 'environmental racism.' Regardless of the subject being …


Following the Bean

'WorldWatch' 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 important pursuits.


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.


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 try to influence a somewhat different bent. When Congress is out of …


Polling Problems

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

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


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 times; the FBI had received timely warnings about him but failed to follow …


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.


What's Happening to the Blacks?

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, reflecting on the recent hopelessly biased liberal media portrayal of the Zimmerman trial, indicates that the leftist liberal media have sold the Black populace a bill of goods, portraying White America as hopelessly racist and the Black minority as perennial victims of hate crimes. The liberal media has also …


The Beat Goes On

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

Secular progressive propagandists began spreading the rumor that young women were dying in make-shift abortion clinics in an effort to force legislation.


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.


Let No One Deceive You

'Prophecy Watch' by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Increasing knowledge and other modern factors lend themselves to deception, yet this is one of the primary end-time trends that Jesus warns us against.


Hollywood Propaganda: The Insidious LGBT Agenda (Part Four)

Commentary by David F. Maas

David Maas, in this concluding segment of "Hollywood Propaganda, the Insidious LGBT Agenda," after acknowledging that advertising, like media or wealth is relatively neutral, stresses that in the wrong hands it is a deadly, destructive force. One author has described Satan as the first unscrupulous salesman; as the …


The Abuse of Freedom

Commentary by Joseph B. Baity

Change agents in the United States are engaging in a deliberate assault on free speech, which the Founding Fathers protected through the Bill of Rights.


Apologies and Hypocrisy

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

God proclaims in Hosea 4:1, 'There is no truth or mercy or knowledge of God in the land.' Considering the state of American hypocrisy, His judgment is not far off.


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.


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 devices as we strive to stay awake while awaiting Christ's return. At …


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 memory. ...


So Easily Deceived

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, asking how we verify information on the Internet, points out that 'reliable' sources such as factcheck.org and Snopes are not entirely reliable. Word- of- mouth has the lowest level of reliability. The next least reliable source is an 'eye witness' account. All sources of information are faulty. When information …


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.


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.


'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 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.


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.


Hollywood Propaganda: The Insidious LGBT Agenda (Part Three)

Commentary by David F. Maas

The Disney company was an American cultural icon which formerly was synonymous with wholesomeness and family values. Now it advances perversion and immorality.


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.


Grow Up!

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

The age of maturity used to be somewhere between 18 and 21 but it has steadily risen past college graduation to the threshold of a person's fourth decade.


Faith and Technology

Sermonette by David C. Grabbe

As technology becomes more available, the material world threatens to crowd God out of the picture. The information age will destroy us unless we manage it.


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.


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.


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 a theoretical framework which might explain the public's wholesale …


What Does It Say?

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

What does it say about a nation that lacks both the heart and the leadership to stop itself from committing suicide? God says we are headed for a fall.


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 be under attack. When questioned by a British reporter as to why more …


Handwriting on the Wall (2020)

Feast of Tabernacles Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

The Frankfurt School holds that race, the family, gender and religion are social constructs that are out-of-step with modern society and need dismantling.


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.


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.


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 if they emanate from Christianity or conservatism. An op-ed by Baynard …


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?


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.


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 the rise of a new strain of conservative Christianity in America.


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 themselves in a state of chaos while the enigmatic American President backs them …


Today's Christianity (Part Three): Southern Christianity's Impact on America

'Prophecy Watch' by Charles Whitaker

Though secularists tried to use immigration policy to force Christianity out of the American mainstream, it backfired. Charles Whitaker explains how God has used their scheme to accomplish His own end-time purposes.