Thursday, April 19, 2007

News?

We all know that Fox News has never been a paragon of objective journalism. Now, hard-hitting Fox News has started to show signs of...well...not being a news organization any more.

When unexplained violence takes center stage, we tend to turn to modern psychology to explain it.

But there is an alternative explanation, one that has been played out in film, stage and writings since the beginning of history.

Was Cho Seung-Hui schizophrenic … psychotic … manic-depressive? Or were the shooting deaths of 32 people, including Cho himself, at Virginia Tech University part of the ongoing struggle between God and Satan … good against evil … lightness and darkness?

Could Cho have been possessed by the Devil? Could that explain the massacre at Virginia Tech?

Dr. Richard Roberts, president of Oral Roberts University, shouts an unequivocal “Yes!”

“Based on what I’ve seen in the news," Roberts said in an interview, "there’s no doubt that this act was Satanic in origin."

With "news" like this, is satire possible any more? Read the article here.

5 comments:

JIm F said...

As wierd as this sounds to you, many people including myself believe this can happen. The Bible is filled with demon possession. Fox News is just presenting it in a way to appeal to their Christian base. Smart move by their part.

Anonymous said...

Then Fox should be consistant with their "demon possession" reporting if they want to be taken seriously.

If one person is responsible for the deaths of 30+ people and 'Fox' blames demons for that tragedy...shouldn't a person that is responsible for 300,000+ innocent Iraqi deaths be painted with the same demonic brush by 'Fox?'

Word.

-Rob

Jim F said...

they didnt blame just demons. They explored medication, video games, family and many other factors. They also didn't present it as fact. They were just showing a point of view that many of their viewers believe. Fox news isn't exclusive to this tatic.

Anonymous said...

They shouldn't even bring demons or video games up to begin with as a cause. That's not reporting hard facts, which is their function as a national news outlet. Please leave those theories to the op-ed or commentary section.

It's akin to crediting angels for the good in the world.

-Rob

jim f said...

I am not defending Fox News. I agree with you. I am just saying they all do it. Why single out Fox News? You could make the same case for every news outlet. In fact Fox's prime time lineup is commentary based as is CNN and MSNBC. They all have these so called experts giving opinions on what was wrong with this young man.